If you're visiting Amsterdam on business, you’re in for a treat after a day of meetings. The city boasts a fantastic range of eateries offering visitors great food and drink at an Amsterdam restaurant. Check out the top ones to consider below.
Restaurant De Palmboom
The charming Palmboom restaurant is a great place to try authentic Dutch favorites, as well as international cuisine. Palmboom is located in a street side brasserie within the beautiful Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam City Center, making it a perfect location for business visitors.
What's really cool is the Palmboom restaurant employs a responsible business philosophy, tying in with the sustainable ambitions of the hotel. Produce is fresh and locally produced wherever possible. Beef is a specialty.The meat is exclusively sourced from Meuse-Rhine-Yssel cattle, which are bred in a secure blood line and reared on a balanced diet. Relax in truly unique and authentic furnishings while you enjoy dishes such as a Carpaccio of MRIJ beef, creamy lobster soup, fillet of venison or Tagliatelle alla Rustica. After your meal, head to the nearby Pastorie Bar, where you can enjoy craft beers and cocktails in a vicarage dating back from the 1800s.
Nes is the theatre district of Amsterdam and makes a great place to visit for a tasty meal in this vibrant city. A popular restaurant in Nes is the stylish Brasserie Harkema. Brasserie Harkema offers diners a modern and affordable take on the classic Parisian brasserie. The colorful restaurant offers a great selection of dishes for both lunch and dinner throughout the week, and tables can be booked online in advance. It’s a big and popular establishment, but attention to detail is part of the service. Helpful waiters take orders, while dedicated runners ensure that meals are taken to tables as quickly as possible.
The restaurant also prides itself on its in-house water purification system. Water is filtered, minerals are added, and the water is UV treated before being specially bottled. Diners can appreciate lunch dishes such as Croque Monsieur, hamburgers and Breton oysters. For dinner, dishes such as Dutch shrimp croquettes, winter bouillabaisse, and stuffed Spanish onion are on offer.
Chinatown’s Nam Kee is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. One of 3 Amsterdam Nam Kee restaurants owned by the Chan family, Nam Kee was voted the best Chinese restaurant of the Netherlands in 2013. Nam Kee Chinatown is located in the heart of the city, near Nieuwmarkt. It has been serving authentic Cantonese cuisine to eager diners since 1981. The Chinatown restaurant is very popular, so much so that reservations are not available. Whether you visit the bustling Nam Kee Chinatown or one of the other Nam Kee Amsterdam restaurants, you can select delicious food from a wide menu. The oysters of Nam Kee are particularly famous – they even have a book and film named after them. Other traditional dishes like Peking Duck and crispy pork sit alongside vegetarian stir fries, curry prawns, and a variety of hot and tasty noodle soups.
For a different dining experience in Amsterdam, head to De Kas. Located in Frankendael Park in the south of the city, this Amsterdam restaurant is light and airy, and the perfect place to wind down in after a busy day. In the calm De Kas conservatory, diners can eat incredibly fresh food grown in the restaurant’s own greenhouses and garden. Meals at De Kas are inspired by the Mediterranean, with the fresh flavor of the home grown vegetables playing a key role. This delicious produce is paired with meat and fish, or presented as vegetarian courses. De Kas also has a lovely selection of nearly 80 wines to pair with the sophisticated meals.
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