- Haesje Claes, 1012 RV Spuistraat 275 (T:020 624 9998). First of all let me
say that there is very little 'traditional' Dutch food. Most of it is a mixture of the
different European countries that surround the Netherlands. However, there are a few very
local dishes such as Pea Soup and sausages with red beans and bacon 'Stampot'. This
restaurant is frequented many tourist and tourist buses so it may be quite full and worth
booking in advance but we found it quite pleasant and seemed popular with the locals we
- Pasta e Basta,
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8, 1017 DE Amsterdam (T: 020 422.22.22). This is a rather
wonderful restaurant and you absolutely must book for either seating at
dinner. The restaurant serves up a delicious menu with wonderful songs from
the waitresses and bartenders. Everything from rock to classical to opera. You
won't regret visiting.
- Yamazato, Okura Hotel, Ferdinand Bolstraat
333 - 1072 LH Amsterdam (T:020 6788 351). A Japanese restaurant in what is a very
Japanese hotel. The food is served by delightful waitresses in full Kimono and the dishes
are elegantly and beautifully prepared. A little pricey but a great experience.