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Cheap Places to eat in Amsterdam

josephml1 Jan 4, 2012 03:30 PM

Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to read and post in this thread.

I am looking for an advice about where to eat en downtown amsterdam, I am looking for cheap accessible places.
Local places with local food, hole in the wall restaurants, markets, etc.

I am wide open to suggestions.

Thanks Again!!!

  1. eatamsterdam Apr 15, 2012 12:25 PM

    Hi Joseph,

    During my stint as Time Out Amsterdam Food & Drink editor, I wrote a whole cover feature on cheap places to eat in Amsterdam. Find the details here: http://target.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issue=416122982&o=int&prev=sub&p=18 (give the page a few seconds to load!).

    Eet smakelijk!


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    1. re: eatamsterdam
      lagatta Jul 16, 2012 10:04 AM

      Can ANYONE tell me the best place to get jarred sambals,,, I'm in Amsterdam now (working) staying near Dappermarkt in the east end.

      1. re: lagatta
        kleecwru Jul 16, 2012 02:51 PM

        There's several Chinese/Indonesian supermarkts in the Zeedijk, near the Central station and red light district. The one with the largest choice, I think, is Toko Dun Yong

    2. josephml1 Jan 8, 2012 10:39 AM

      Forgot to mention i will be staying in this area:

      Kattengat 1,
      Amsterdam, 1012 SZ Netherlands

      i am not sure if this is good because is my first time there, but restaurants in that area will be great.

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      1. re: josephml1
        currycue Jan 17, 2012 09:57 AM

        Check out: Keuken van 1870, Hap Hmm or Moeder's Pot. I've only tried the first and it was great: 7.50 for a smoked sausage, mashed potatoes and vanilla pudding. The other two are on my list for when I return.

        1. re: currycue
          josephml1 Jan 18, 2012 10:23 PM

          Great advice, I will add it to my list thanks!!!

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        charlesbois Jan 6, 2012 07:20 AM

        There are a ton of cheap places to eat in Amsterdam centrum. What kind of food do you like?

        The cheapest places include Wok to Walk, Maoz falafel, Febo, and HEMA. Seriously, try a hot dog from HEMA.

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        1. re: charlesbois
          josephml1 Jan 6, 2012 02:16 PM

          I am taking notes, To be honest I can eat Traditional local food and also like a prefix cheap menu,
          Definitive I will try the HEMA hot dogs for sure... thank you for the counseling and advice.


          1. re: josephml1
            mcattrone Jan 7, 2012 04:44 AM

            La Perla Pizza - Delicious!
            Japanese Pancake World
            Cafe Loetje
            Thai Snack Bird

            1. re: mcattrone
              josephml1 Jan 8, 2012 10:37 AM

              Very good List, thanks for the advice. Right now I am google it.
              Thanks again!!!

              1. re: mcattrone
                NancyC Aug 19, 2012 09:13 AM

                Wish I had thought to search this site before going to Amsterdam in June. Currently living in small-town Thailand and would have KILLED for a really great okonomiyaki!

              2. re: josephml1
                charlesbois Jan 7, 2012 06:29 PM

                You're welcome. Really, the places I listed are just cheap chain restaurants but the food is good to passable. I do have a fondness for the hotdogs at HEMA, that mustard-herb-butter sauce is terrific.

                A few of the non-chain, cheap-ish places I've eaten are Cafe Nielsen in the negen straatjes, Cafe Bern in Nieuwmarkt, and Pancake Bakery a few blocks from Centraal Station.

                Two burger places I definitely recommend are Burgermeester and Burger Bar. Both have a couple locations around the city. Really, the most fun is wandering around and finding places that look good to you. Most every restaurant/cafe/etc. has their menu posted, usually in English as well as Dutch.

                1. re: charlesbois
                  josephml1 Jan 8, 2012 10:38 AM

                  Thanks Charlebois, I am printing all the very usefull information you provide me you are very helpful. Thanks!!!

                  i will come back and post a review
                  Thanks again.

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