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Where To Find The Best Burgers In Amsterdam

Where To Find The Best Burgers In Amsterdam

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Updated: 3 October 2016
Amsterdam’s burger joints are serious about their meat, offering quality beef, chicken and lamb, even in chain restaurants. From wild and crazy burgers, to the classic hamburger you’ll find it all in Amsterdam. Here’s our guide to some of the best places to enjoy a burger in the Netherlands’ capital.


Burgerlijk is for the burger purist who craves a classic beef patty cooked to perfection between two buns with fresh fixings. Burgerlijk has the standard premium toppings like grilled mushrooms and avocado, and a few cheese options.

The Butcher

The Butcher is actually a front for a secret swanky cocktail lounge. The Butcher’s burgers are creative and diverse – try the ‘Silence of the Lamb,’ a New Zealand lamb patty dressed with tahini and grilled onion. It’s a great for a late night snack or a filling lunch.

The Butcher, Albert Cuypstraat 129 Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 470 7875


Burgermeester is all about burger decadence – the beef is premium and the toppings are something you’d expect to find at a gourmet restaurant. The Spanish Lamburger comprises Texas Lamb, chorizo, and jalapeños. If you’re looking for something lighter, try the Wild Sockeye Salmon Burger. It’s hard to choose, but Burgermeester allows you to order three mini burgers of any type to make the decision a little bit easier.

Burgermeester, Elandsgracht 130 1016 VB Amsterdam Netherlands +31 900 2874377

Cannibale Royale

Cannibale Royale offers delicious burgers and beef dishes, making it more of a restaurant than a burger joint. There are three burgers along with one rotating special burger.

Cannibale Royale, Handboogstraat 17a 1012 XM Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 233 7160

Burger Bar

Burger Bar is Amsterdam’s go to chain restaurant for juicy cheese burgers. This Amsterdam fixture serves a delicious Wagyu Beef patty and offers nine different sauces for their perfectly crispy french fries.

Cafe de Walvis

Cafe de Walvis offers a great beer selection as well as a great burger selection. Walvis is also a bit outside of the center of the city, so it’s a little less hectic. Besides Burgers, Cafe de Walvis is known for its pastas and sausages.

Burger Zaken

Burger Zaken is a ‘build-your-own’ burger joint with a convenient location in the center of Amsterdam. Begin by choosing your patty (from 3 types of beef, lamb, chicken, or veggie) and then add as many toppings as you like. Burger Zaken, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 222II 1012 GJ Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 330 1261