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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Thai Restaurant
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“Although busy, this place located at the Zeedijk, is worth the wait. Beautiful dishes & snacks and a perfect start of the evening!”
  • 125 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“One of the only nice places in the Red light district/tourist area. It's really hard to find an authentic plac ein this area but this is definately one of them. You'll find great food and locals here.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“One of the oldest and most famous chinese restaurants. The interior is very basic but the food is authentic and very tasty. Fried oysters is a special here and a dutch movie was named after them (Oesters van Nam Kee).”
  • 45 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Every so often we come here for a Peking duck noodle soup, just a few doors down is Nam Kee, also known for its authentic Chinese food”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
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“Café in De Waag is based in a grand city gatehouse circa 1488 - this relaxed, candle-lit restaurant/cafe has a big terrace, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Nieuwmarkt 4.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
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“Local classic for cheese fondue. Located in an area with a lot of tourist traps.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The name says it all. Right in the middle of the Red Light area behind the Old Church is this little place. Good coffee and sandwiches and cakes nice terrace in the summer with a view.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tiny and very busy Thai restaurant. Not necessarily romantic or 'gezellig', but great for a quick tasty bite :-)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Authentic local bar with a wide variety of beers. Good service on a beautiful location in the oldest part of Amsterdam.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Refined classics in a minimalist space with a leafy patio
“ Mediterranean-inspired dishes in a tucked-away Medieval spice warehouse with exposed brick walls.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“In the red-light district (well, bordering it), this Fusion Asian place is one of our favourites. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you love Thai, this is the place to be! The best Thai in Amsterdam and the prices are good too! Enjoy!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend