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Restaurant in the Jordaan area? (or anywhere)

Hi all:

Heading to Amsterdam in a few weeks and will be staying near the Anne Frank house. Looking for our first night's dinner in the Jordaan? Any favorites? Any kind of food, we will make it work!

Also have 2 more nights... though one we may still be out on a day trip... any other places you like?


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We liked Black and Blue at 46 Leliegracht -steaks around corner from Anne Frank House and Assaggi-Italian in Jordann district. Those were our best meals in Amsterdam I think.

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My wife and I were also in Amsterdam in May and had a nice dinner in the Jordaan at Het Stuivertje. If you like Indian food, we also enjoyed Made With Love though it's not in the Jordaan.

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Kim, I would highly recommend Café de Prins (right on the Prinsengracht, very close to Anne Frank House) for a relaxed Dutch brown bar and good food experience. Also, Indonesian food rice table at Resataurant Jun is highly recommended. Enjoy! Steve

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oh good thanks, I had seen Cafe de Prins on tripadvisor and was considering it! :)


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I just got back and we stayed in the Jordaan neighborhood for a few days. We ate at the following places and had a good time. All of them are relaxed, not-fancy places. The wait staff all spoke English, but I don't recall hearing much English from the other patrons.

Cafe de Doffer was where we ate on our first night. We sat outside, so I'm not sure what the seating is like inside. I had the best (maybe it was the best---maybe it was the first meal that was not from an airplane) chicken satay w/ peanut sauce. mmmm There is a website.

Billy Thai's was right next to our apartment and we ate there one day after sooooo much walking. I may have started out as a lazy choice, but it was tasty! It's on the canal (there is a website, too, with a menu), and has some outside seating, but we had to sit inside.

On the way to walking down to Westerkerk nearn Anne Frank house, we got ice cream at a great place--I wish I knew the name, but if you walk down the canal street that AF Huis and Westerkerk are on, you'll see the line!

Also, there is Cafe Molenpad. We only had a cheese plate and a beer/wine here, but it also has tables on the canal-side.

Really, if you're in the Jordaan area, you will walk past so many cafes with tables set out on the corners, by the canals; almost all places have menus posted outside, so you will just have to choose one. Or, you can always find an Albert Hijn grocery and pick up a few things and sit on the canal wall with your legs hanging over and eat there! :)

Oh, I miss Amsterdam so much!!!! Have fun.

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I can second Black and Blue. Amazing steaks and atmosphere. Get there early as it's not very big and fills up quickly. We were there around 7PM. You won't regret it!!

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We just got back from Amsterdam two days ago. The best meal we had on the whole trip was at Restaurant Max located at Herenstraat 14 in the Jordann area. We had the MAX' special: 3 course Indonesian Rijsttafel menu € 37,- p.p. We were staying at the Toren and it's a place they suggested.

There are lots of things to do and visit in Amsterdam. If you are there for 3 nights I really wouldn't suggest a day trip unless you've done all the other sights before. We drove through Delft on the way up and thought it was really nice.

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I do not know if I am in time, but this is one of the best neighborhoods to eat any food you like. Besides the other good suggestions people have left, this restaurant has good turkish food: Restaurant Divan:‎
Elandsgracht 14 1016 TV Amsterdam
+31 20 626 8239

Excellent Indian food and good vegetarian variety:

A fun bar with good food and appetizers is Dulac: Haarlemmerstraat 118, 1013 EX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone:+31 20 624 4265

Indonesian food that I love is:

Maybe you are in the area in the morning and need excellent bread, croissants, coffee or sweets and then should go here: Bakkerij Mediterranean: Haarlemmerdijk 184, 1013 JK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone:+31 20 620 3550

How to have time to eat all of these things in only 3 nights? I can name many more places, there is so much food in Amsterdam. Enjoy yourselves!

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We had a lovely meal with a gorgeous view of canals intersecting at De Belhamel. Very romantic spot and place.

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We just got back!

Ended up eating lunch at Cafe de Prins and dinner one night at the Pantry. One night our apartment owner took us on a tour on his boat, so we had a picnic!

The last night we ate at Lucca, recommended by our apartment owner and it was perfect because there was a playground right across the street for the kids, so we ate in peace!

Thanks for all of the suggestions!! We had a great time. Just exhausted now!