The bland and heavy Dutch cuisine of yesterday has been replaced in recent years with cutting edge, exciting fare that fuses global and traditional flavors. This has turned Amsterdam’s once very ho hum culinary scene into one unique and delicious experience. Cuisines from around the globe can be sampled in the city, thanks to young and adventurous chefs that have travelled the world in search of new flavors.
The finest example of the new Dutch cuisine can be found at Bolenius. Traditional dishes have been lightened up and given a new look, and the restaurant boasts one of the largest kitchen gardens in the city, from which they take most of their seasonal ingredients. Very modern Scandinavian decor complete the look of this unforgettable restaurant.
Located in Amsterdam’s Old City Center Cafe Luxembourg offers views of the nearby square, making it the perfect place to visit with friends and people watch. The elegant interior adds to the aristocratic feel of the building, and the menu is cafe all the way: salads, soups, and more.
When a restaurant is a favorite of the locals, you know it has to be good. Mamouche, specializing in Moroccan cuisine, is consistently packed with local residents who are there for the traditional North African dishes like lamb tagine and couscous. They are known as much for their excellent service as they are their delicious food.