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De Negen Straatjes is a popular neighborhood in central Amsterdam consisting of nine picturesque streets that run from the Singel canal to Prinsengracht. These charming, cobbled lanes are lined with narrow Dutch townhouses, complete with elaborate gables and red-brick walls. There’s some real treasures tucked inside this neighborhood, including several world-class restaurants.
This restaurant‘s dining hall is decorated with paintings created by artists from the cobra movement. Its menu is inspired by French cuisine and uses fresh, simple ingredients to make beautifully crafted meals. Every week, their chefs prepare a 3-6 course menu, and a selection of à la carte options. Brasserie Ambassade will pair your meal with a delicious, French wine, hand picked by their resident connoisseur.
📍Herengracht 339, +31 020 555 0255
Bussia is devoted to high-dining and its kitchen serves traditional Italian cuisine with subtle, modern twists. Pasta and bread are prepared daily by Bussia’s chefs, ensuring that their meals are outstandingly fresh. The restaurant’s ambience reflects the Negen Straatjes historical charm, exuding comfort and sophistication. Its menu changes each week and is accompanied with seasonal Italian wines.
📍Reestraat 28-32 +31 020 627 8794
Brix is a cosy restaurant in the heart of de Negen Straatjes. The restaurant’s breakfast menu is a favorite among locals and its bagels are legendary. After sundown Brix changes to its dinner menu, serving simple, hearty meals that can be shared between friends. Their cocktails lean towards the experimental and many are laced with fiery ginger beer.
📍Wolvenstraat 16, +31 020 639 0351
La Oliva is a small Spanish restaurant tucked into the corner of a quiet residential street. Its specialities include freshly-made tortillas, oysters on the half shell, and spicy Basque sausage. Its kitchen also prepares a changing menu of tapas each day. La Oliva is exceptionally close to the Anne Frank House, making it a perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner before heading off to this important monument.
📍Egelantiersstraat 122-124, +31 206 269 503
It is surprisingly difficult to find restaurants in Amsterdam that offer traditional Dutch food. Fortunately, Restaurant Johannes combines all the best features of Dutch cuisine into one exquisite menu. The restaurant uses local ingredients as the basis of their dishes, creating delicious meals that instil a sense of homely warmth. Its desserts are particularly tempting and are prepared by Johannes’ exceptionally talented pastry chefs.
📍Herengracht 413, +31 206 269 503
Fou Fow Ramen
As its name suggests this restaurant is dedicated to ramen. Many varieties of this delicious Japanese soup are available from Fou Fow Ramen and are a perfect way to warm up during a rainy day in Amsterdam. These soothing bowls of goodness can be enjoyed alongside a rejuvenating mug of Japanese green tea. Fou Fow Ramen is just opposite Berensluis, a beautiful bridge that crosses Prinsengracht canal.
📍Elandsgracht 2A, +31 208 450 544