Choosing Amsterdam restaurants
Hi. We're planning dinners for our 3 nights in Amsterdam before a July cruise (Sun. - Tues.). Many restaurants are closed Sundays. I need help narrowing the field. Here's what I've come up with:
Blue Pepper (open Sunday)
Tempo Deloe (open Sunday)
Bordewijk (open Sunday)
d'Vijff Vlieghen (open Sunday)
de witte Uyl
All suggestions are appreciated!! Thanks!!
I can highly recommend De Witte Uyl. The menu is innovative and the service was personal and charming. I call it 'Modern Dutch Cuisine,' a term which seems to describe what the chef is doing.
We also had a great meal at Van De Kaart - about the same price range, but a bit more sophisticated although not stuffy at all. I don't know if they're open on Sundays.
The menu items on their webpage for lunch are rijstafle. However you can also order ala carte if you'd rather. Rijstafel order needs to be for at least two persons. If there are, say, four of you; two could order therijstafel and the other two each order an item or two off the ala carte and then still share. That allows you to tailer the selection a bit if you'd like.
Thanks. I should have also mentioned that we will be a multi-generational (no small children) party of 8. I don't know if all participants would be thrilled with 3 hour dinners (though I would be).
oooh, skip d'Vijff Vlieghen definitely. I've heard nothing but horror stories.
Marius is great, definitely go, and reserve now if you haven't already.
Tempo Doeloe is wickedly overpriced, but good food.
I'm eager to hear about how Blue Pepper is doing these days....please report back!