During our stay in Amsterdam, we managed to get a small sampling of some of the cities most popular dishes. From yummy brunches to inexpensive munchies, here are some great places to eat in Amsterdam on a budget.
Where to Eat in Amsterdam on a Budget
De Vier Pilaren
This is a must for anyone that has a sweet tooth! Come here and try the dutch pancakes (Jarden got one with banana and chocolate), as well as the poffertjies, which are like tiny pancakes. (I got them with sides of whip cream and lemon curd which was a little overboard lol!) We were on a total sugar high after this meal, but these Dutch specialties were some of our favorites.
Songkran Thai Restaurant
Needing some late night grub, we Yelped this place not far from our stay at The Linden Hotel. Super affordable and extremely delicious, it’s also right next to ‘T Keteltje, a chill, less popular coffeeshop we enjoyed.
Located in the very popular Jordaan district, this diner offers lots of food options but are specifically known for their famous apple pie. Open late, the pie crust is flaky, served with whip cream, and was definitely worth the hype! (It’s served cold though!)
We stumbled upon this cute cafe while looking for coffee our first morning in Amsterdam. The service was great, they had excellent coffee and breakfast options, and it was also totally Instagrammable. (The corner was also a fun place to sit and people-watch as everyone rode their bike to work.)
Henry Willig Cheese Shops
Quite the famous cheese shop chain, this place offers affordable, delicious cheese and tons of samples! If you’re a huge cheese fan like I am, make sure to check this place out for some delicious bites. (We also bought some inexpensive dipping sauces here, great for any foodies you have to get gifts for back home.)
This is quite unique – a bunch of vending machines offering burgers and fried food! Also open late, this place is quite popular after some drinks at the bars or dancing at the club.
Coffee and Coconuts
This is the spot to go to if you’re looking for more breakfast suitable for the gram. With bean bag chairs and beach-shack vibes, it’s a great place to have some coffee and chill out. (Our food unfortunately wasn’t our favorite, but the aesthetic of the place was still really cool with Tulum/Bali vibes.)
Where are some of your favorite places to eat in Amsterdam?