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Inside Amsterdam: 5 Best Authentic Restaurants

Amsterdam is home to many restaurants but only a few can stand out as authentic restaurants that are ideal for visiting tourists or for foreigners. The fact that these hotels are authentic doesn’t necessarily mean that they have exaggerated prices, here are some of Amsterdam’s five best authentic restaurants.

Balthazar’s Keuken

Balthazar’s Keuken is located in Jordaan in an ex blacksmith workshop. Their staffs are well known to be hospitable and always willing to make you feel at home in the intimate setting. The restaurant is famous for offering three course menus, the first course is made from unique mixed appetizers platter that are presented on some sort of elevated stand as the plates are too large and hardly fit the table. The restaurant is for all people from all walks of life, locals, tourists and children. You will definitely enjoy the bohemian feel of the restaurant as its designed close to an open kitchen.(image by Jeremy Keith).

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Blauw aan de Wal

Located in Amsterdam red light distinct, this restaurant is a fabulous food joint that’s loved by many. It has some of the quaintest surroundings that you will ever get in a restaurant; the restaurant serves three course menu for € 55 which include a choice of three starters, additional two main courses and two desserts. The restaurants cuisines tend to feature that of the Asian as well as the Mediterranean that incorporate a Dutch touch. Their services also are exceptional and  one of a kind. Staffs are known to be highly attentive, very knowledgeable and have passionate attitudes that are crowned by their sense of humour, you will just love the restaurant.


Located in an off beaten path in Vondelpark, Madeleif has been described as one of the slowest of all restaurants in Amsterdam, its run and operated by a Dutch Belgian couple. They offer some simple and quirkily décor with a short menu and wine list but be assured all are of high quality. What welcomes you is amusement and aperitif which thereafter is converted to a slow paced trip of flavors. Their dishes are traditional French dishes which are prepared from fresh ingredients that bring out amazing and very enjoyable flavors.


Despite being a small restaurant, Marius has its own unique provincial décor prepared by Chez Panisse trained chefs. Marius has very few staff members but they are very professional, a good meal in Marius features a partially set four course that is subject to change everyday though it leaves some options for its customers. Their kitchen is of modern French and very organic. The hotel has its own elated mood which is fun and upbeat, you will like the dominance of the chefs laid back attitude and the high spirits of the guests who seem to be receiving rewards of sweet delicious foods for having made it to Marius.(image by free2bme9877).

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Wilde Zwijnen

Also known as wild boar, Wilde Zwijne is the new face of Amsterdam Oost, the restaurant is located in an upcoming neighborhood that attracts mostly the young and adventurous people as it’s more of a hike. The restaurant outer brick walls are a perfect mirror of the neighborhood. Their food is quite ambitious and they feature international menus that are combined with a Dutch twist. You can see the semi open kitchen cranking out

Next time you get to Amsterdam, try out these restaurants and you will have a while different perception of Amsterdam, you will definitely love the three of four course menus, try them out, you will never regret the finger licking meals.


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