If you’re a foodie (I’m sorry I know some people hate that word, but hey, that’s what I am), then I strongly advise you to check out Food Hallen. We didn’t make it there on our first trip so it was top of my list of priorities for our second trip. Basically it’s a very cool food hall, filled with lots of independent food stands that serve the most delicious food. I could have honestly spent an entire day gorging myself and trying every stall, but the ones we actually got to try were Shirkhan, a stand that served delicious curries and The Rough Kitchen, which serves straight up dirty BBQ food (there’s no other way to describe it if I’m honest). Food Hallen would be a great place to go if you’re with a group of people who all like different kinds of food, or if you just want to try a little bit of everything.
Another fabulous place for breakfast, brunch or lunch in Amsterdam is Coffee & Coconuts. They do dinner as well, but since we were there early in the day, I can only vouch for their brunch menu. Like Bulls & Dogs, this is also in the De Pijp area, right near the Heineken Experience. We went here for a late breakfast/early lunch on our last day in Amsterdam. As I’d eaten my body weight in sweet treats and pancakes for the entire trip, I opted for a savory option which is usually very unlike me, but it was delicious! I got the New York Deli Sandwich which was bursting with flavour and was quite possibly one of the biggest sandwiches I’ve ever eaten. I also had to try their Coconut Coffee which was made up of two shots of espresso, coconut milk and agave and was so refreshing
If you’re into burgers, then you definitely need to check out The Butcher if you’re ever in Amsterdam. We went to their Albert Cuyp location, which is again in the De Pijp area (it’s probably the best part of Amsterdam) but to be honest I’d recommend going to their Nine Streets restaurant instead, as the one we went to was tiny, and there was only about 8 seats. Small seating space aside, the food in The Butcher was super tasty and I loved the novelty of being able to see our burgers being cooked on the grill right in front of us.