Early Sunday Lunch in Amsterdam's Old City Center
I am going to Amsterdam for the first time since I was a kid! I have already booked an Indonesian dinner (WOW, I really can't wait!!!), but don't know where to go for lunch the day that we arrive.
We arrive at the airport at about 10:40 AM, and with no checked bags, we hope to be at our hotel (the Sofitel Grand) within the hour. We will be a little tired and very hungry - where could we go nearby for a casual, sit down lunch?
I would love to try traditional Dutch food like bitterballen, raw herring, and smoked eel, but if I can't get those, any very nearby, tasty, and casual restaurant will do :)
Thanks in advance!!
Gartine is lovely - a tiny place with great food, lots of fruits and vegetables from their own garden outside the city. Booking is a must though since it's tiny and very popular.
Latei is a very fun and quirky place that doubles as a store where you can buy anything you see
(yes that means also the plates you're eating from and the chair you're sitting on).
and I recently discovered Mata Hari -
unfussy, but interesting food, everything fresh and lovingly prepared.
Oh and after lunch go to Metropoltan Deli in Warmoesstraat for some stroopwafel or fermented banana ice cream.