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Amsterdam – the city where nothing is impossible! Especially when it comes to eating out or going for drinks this city offers endless possibilities. Of course you can simply go into the city centre and step in wherever you like. But if you are looking for the one special experience for your holidays, then read this article and find out how to enjoy the perfect lunch in amsterdam. try one of our ideas below and create unforgettable memories.

The perfect lunch in Amsterdam: The “Gartine”

The Gartine is a cute pastry shop and is on our list of the top places for lunch in the Dutch capital for several reasons. Next to a delicious lunch meal, you can find the perfect breakfast here. And for whoever feels like having a cup of coffee and a yummy piece of fine cake in the afternoon, Gartine offers fresh cold and hot drinks as well as pastries of all different types. For breakfast, you can choose between croissants, homemade jam, scrambled eggs and much more. The lunch consists out of juicy fruits and seasonal drinks.

Breakfast: 10.00 to 12.00

Lunch: 11.00 to 17.00

High Tea: 14.00 to 17.00

A herring to go, please!

Raw herring – for some of you this will sound just like the perfect snack for lunch… for others presumably not. This is totally determined by the fact, whether or not you like fish in general. But who wants to feel and act as a typical local, should definitely give it a try. You can grab your perfect breadroll with a fresh raw herring anywhere across the city at one of the many stands. Delicious, cheap, fresh and healthy!

Pastry shop Holtkamp

If we tell you now that you can get the best croquette in town at the pastry shop Holtkamp, some of you will most likely roll their eyes, because they already had enough of the Dutch croquettes and frikandeln. Nevertheless, we ask you to try this one last croquette, you won’t regret it for sure! The croquettes here are freshly made and there is a big difference between the croquettes you get in the Holtkamp pastry shop and the ones you can find at every random imbiss store. Moreover, you can order delicious and extraordinary pastries such as different types of cookies, very delicately filled with jam, candies, chocolate, cake and complex tarts. To put it simply: Holtkamp pastries has everything someone with a sweet tooth could wish for.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 08.30 to 18.00, Saturday and Sunday: 08.30 to 17.00

Auberge Jean & Marie

You are in Amsterdam, but are craving for something a bit more fine and romantic, you kind of feel… French? Then Auberge Jean & Marie is the right place for you.This dignified restaurant with an integrated wine bar is located close to the Albert Cuyp market and offers a classical French lunch. Next to especially selected wine and qualitative meals you can enjoy an excellent service here. The prices match the quality and are therefore absolutely reasonable. This place is perfectly suitable for an extraordinaroy lunch or a special dinner experience. However, you should take your time when visiting the Auberge Jean & Marie and not be in a rush as only then you will enjoy this special place with its exclusive service in the most appropriate way.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday, 12.00 to 23.00 (kitchen), Sunday: 12.00 to 20.00 (kitchen), Monday: closed

These are for sure not all the options you have in order to enjoy the perfect lunch in Amsterdam. However, we hope that this article gave you an insight into the possibilities that await you in Amsterdam when it comes to enjoying an orinigal lunch in the city. Having a little break in Amsterdam is a great idea – no matter for which budget. And now we just want to say one last thing: enjoy your meal!

The perfect lunch in Amsterdam
A piece of cake & a hot cup of coffe – what else is needed?

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