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20 Most Romantic Restaurants in Amsterdam

two girls sitting on a Romantic dinner in Amsterdam

Romantic Restaurants in Amsterdam are plentiful only you need to know where to find them. A city is a place of class, romance, and style. Whatever the time of the year the warm summer, the colourful spring, the rainy autumn or late winter. Amsterdam offers you the best places to nurture your love. Fall in love again with scenic places, hospitable people, and savoury foods.

Amsterdam is super romantic for couples dating, just married or looking to refresh their love. Enjoy your anniversaries with your partner for a memorable moment that only Amsterdam can offer. Whether you go for a romantic cruise on the canal or stroll in the Vondelpark, a tasty meal always crowns the day.  A getaway is not complete without a great meal. We offer you a choice of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Amsterdam you will love.

Here I give my favourite list of 20 Romantic restaurants in Amsterdam in and out of town to impress your loved one. You will never go wrong with quality food made with love.

No matter what your taste or budget is. I have many options for your romantic dinner in Amsterdam. You can choose restaurants with an outdoors, more intimate ones,  quietly indoors with a great view or even on the canals of Amsterdam. The options are endless. 

This is my top 20 of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Amsterdam and I hope they match your desires.


1: Restaurant de Kas Amsterdam


people sitting at a restaurant for evening dinner in Amsterdam

Explore the Dutch authenticity at the ”De Kas” restaurant in Amsterdam


What is more refreshing than a romantic dinner made with fresh ingredients? Restaurant de Kas in Amsterdam offers only the freshest meals made directly from their garden directly on your plate. Located in the middle of a Park, in a greenhouse area, De Kas is one of its kind and definitely a worthy addition to the list of Romantic restaurants in Amsterdam. The price of Restaurant De Kas menu ranges from €57,- to €65,- depending on the number of dishes you would like to sample. 


Watch here an interview with the owner.



2: Michelin Star Restaurant in Amsterdam Vinkeles



Enjoy the popular “Pommes Tsarine,” Anjou pigeon by Chef Dennis Kuipers and Jurgen van der Zalm at Vinkeles Amsterdam with your beloved. Vinkeles, One of the 16 Michelin star restaurants in Amsterdam serves only delicious French dishes, made in a mix of traditional French art with a modern twist. The price for a 7-course meal is between € 125,- to € 145,- Find out more about this Vinekeles here.


3: Brasserie van Baerle


Choose a wonderful romantic experience at the Brasserie van Baerle located in an old townhouse next to the Museumplein. This Restaurant serves both traditional and modern French cuisine. It is one of Amsterdam’s top French restaurants and a very Romantic. ‎Brasserie van Baerle offers seasonal picks and classic french food. The favourite meal at this restaurant is steak tartare and poached eggs with salmon. Brasserie van Baerle offers the option to sit in the garden on summer evenings. With an affordable food price range between €30,- to €40,-. Find out more about Brasserie van Baerle here.


4: Chez Georges

You wouldn’t have tasted Amsterdam completely without a visit to the Chez George Hole-in-the-Wall restaurant. Because the 35 seats are spread over three floors, you always eat in an intimate, living-room-like setting. Besides, you never have rushed waiters, because each table is only reserved once a night. In short: ideal for your intimate dinner. The dishes are of high quality and very fresh. They offer a varied choice on their menu, with enticing names like “Comme Chez George,” “Gastronome,” “Gourmand” or “Cuisine DeMarche.” Taste delicious French classics such as escargot, Tarte Tatin, jambon persillée and frisée. A menu at Chez Georges starts from € 45, – Read more about Chez Georges here.


5: Restaurant Riva Amsterdam

Do you have enough of the hustle and bustle of the city centre? Then go to restaurant Riva in Amsterdam East. There you can enjoy a romantic dinner while looking out over the Amstel River with your loved one. The menu is as simple as it is surprising. The atmosphere is relaxed and the view is breathtaking. The kitchen is internationally oriented with dishes such as stuffed pumpkin, fregola with poached egg or oysters. Prices vary between € 17.50 and € 25 for the main course. Check Restaurant Riva’s website to book in advance (recommended). 


A couple looking at each other on a boat trip in Amsterdam after Proposal

Romantic Private Boat tour for just you and your loved one in Amsterdam


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6: Zaza’s

Restaurant Zaza’s has the motto “Absolutely Fabulous”, named after the English comedy series of the same name. The Irish owner started this restaurant in 2003. It is a cute and small restaurant with only 12 tables. Zazas serves a wide variety of savoury dishes from cod to ravioli. You can also enjoy fresh scallops and the tuna is really great! Because the restaurant is so small, it is important to make a reservation on time. The prices are attractive, around €21,- for the main course. You can book online on Zaza’s website.


If you are looking for romantic activities before or after Dinner o then check out my blog:  10 Fun Things to do in Amsterdam as a Couples.


7: De Struisvogel


A restaurant in Amsterdam called De Struisvogel

Romantic Restaurant de Struisvogel in Amstedam


The romantic restaurants we have selected for you can be found in the most unique and extraordinary locations. How about an intimate restaurant in the basement of a canal house? That’s The Ostrich. A cosy restaurant is an ideal opportunity for an intimate dinner. They serve an exclusive 3-course menu To start, have veal cheeks in red wine or beef carpaccio with the soup of the day. And after that … you could try a real ostrich steak! The great thing about the dishes in De Struisvogel is that all the meat is organic. To finish, have a warm apple crumble, a plateau de Fromage or a piece of the organic vegan pie. Prices start at € 29.50 for a 3-course menu. Check Restaurant De Struisvogel out here. 


We offer a Romantic Canal tour. Which can be wonderful after dinner at one of these places or before to set the Romantic mood for the evening. Find more info about The Romantic night canal cruise and enjoy together an intimate moment sailing under Amsterdam famous bridges.


Italian Restaurants in Amsterdam

8: Restaurant Toscanini


Amsterdam is definitely not short of exotic choices. When you think of an intimate meal, think of the numerous Romantic restaurants in Amsterdam. French, English, Dutch or even Italian. Toscanini with its fine cuisine offers that Italian choice. It has a spacious dining area with an open kitchen. You can choose fresh bread and pasta, Italian wines, and seafood. It specializes in southern Italian cuisine, which is its speciality. This must go to a restaurant if you love Italian food. This amazing kitchen provides the main course between €16,- and €25,-,  Check out the menu of  Toscanini here. This very popular restaurant will need a call for reservations for your intimate meal.


9: Sotto Pizza 


pizza romantic amsterdam


Munch with love on a delicious delicately prepared pizza at the Sotto Pizza. The sauce here is the best in town made with San Marzano tomatoes and Buffalo mozzarella. This is the ideal place to go in hand-in-hand and enjoy lovely pizza moments. Spend only between€ 8,-  and € 16,- for the best Pizza in Amsterdam, see the menu of Sotto Pizza here.



Fish Restaurants in Amsterdam 


fish romantic restaurant amsterdam


10: Stork Amsterdam


Stork Amsterdam used to be a machine factory, now it is the place for a delicious fish dish. All fish is caught sustainably and fresh every day. You can enjoy lobster or oysters, but they also have tasty vegetarian options. Located on the hip north bay of the IJ, the restaurant overlooks the water of this old sea arm. On a sweltering summer day, at Stork, you can refresh yourself with a cooling breeze while enjoying the setting sun. You can reserve a waterfront spot to enjoy your meal with an ice-cold wine or sit inside this beautifully restored piece of industrial heritage. The food is always fresh and of high quality. Main courses vary from € 17.50 to € 25 at Restaurant Stork Amsterdam.


We offer a Romantic Canal tour. Which can be wonderful after dinner at one of these places or before to set the Romantic mood for the evening. Find more info about The Romantic Canal Boat Tour and enjoy together an intimate moment sailing under Amsterdam famous bridges.


two people sitting on a private boat tour with flowers in Amsterdam

Celebrate your love by exploring Amsterdam on a private boat tour



11: Restaurant The Duchess


 the interieur of the duchess romantic restaurant in Amsterdam

Create a romantic evening by going to a restaurant in Amsterdam next to your love


The Duchess really is in a class of its own. Do you really want to impress your lover? Then take him or her to this exceptionally stylish restaurant. The Duchess is spacious and beautifully decorated. The food is flavorful and their desserts are famous. Do you like fish? Then go for sea bass carpaccio and sea bass baked in salt. You don’t know what you are tasting! The average price of a two-course menu is € 91, but that includes the drinks! Check the details on their website The Duchess




12: Pompstation (Petrol Station)

The Pompstation restaurant is located in a beautiful former Petrol station. It has large brick walls and high ceilings. You can enjoy an intimate dinner on the outside on a lovely weather day or enjoy live jazz music played in the inside of the restaurant. Sip some good wine and munch on oysters or have a juicy steak at the Pompstation. The dinner menu is full of hearty steak dishes. Steaks are their main serving. Pick a beef style of your choice from côte de boeuf, tournedos, entrecote, or rib eye. Then you make a selection from the variety of sauces and side dishes they offer to complete your meal. Pompstation also serves an option of burgers including vegetarian burgers and lobsters. Their menu starts for 3 courses at € 43,- The decor is candlelit and romantic. They offer an extensive list of wine. Sample their service and make a booking here at The Pompstation


13: Herengracht Restaurant & Bar

In the summer, this place is a great choice. You can then take a seat on the terrace, while you watch the boats sail by or enjoy an intimate dinner in the shady courtyard. Herengracht serves a playful mix of French and Dutch cuisine. Enjoy classics like steak tartare with poached egg, caesar salad with chicken, truffle ravioli and hearty burgers with fries. Taste the delicious wines or one of the special beers or have a luxurious cocktail with your meal. Prices at Herengracht Restaurant & Bar for the main course are € 17.50 to € 25,-.Visit the website of Herengracht Restaurant & Bar


We offer a Romantic Canal tour. Which can be wonderful after dinner at one of these places or before to set the Romantic mood for the evening. Find more info about The Romantic night canal cruise and enjoy together an intimate moment sailing under Amsterdam famous bridges.


Lights of the dutch houses reflecting in the canals of Amsterdam

Romantic evening cruises in Amsterdam is once in a lifetime experience



The best pancakes in Amsterdam


traditional dutch food a plate of pancakes in Amsterdam

Pancakes in Amsterdam for breakfast next to your loved one


14: Pancake Bakery

You cannot complete a visit, or end a list of Romantic restaurants in Amsterdam without mentioning the Pancake Bakery. Have a memory of Amsterdam etched in your mind with a bite of the Dutch pancakes. The Pancake Bakery will ensure you remember our pancakes with their sweet hearty pancakes. Pick the Poffertjes with butter, sugar.  Dutch pancakes are the best you can ever have at this place. At the Pancake Bakery, you will spend € 11,-  to € 20,- for the tastiest Dutch pancakes. Check out the services of this famous pancake bakery.




15: Piet de Leeuw

Experience true Dutch culture in this rustic 1949 steakhouse. It is minimally lit and has all the characteristics of the charming brown cafés that are popular in Dutch culture. Piet de Leeuw offers a hearty cuisine that is mainly made up of beefsteaks. It is one of my favourite pick in this list of Romantic restaurants in Amsterdam. Piet de Leeuw serves hearty beef steaks alongside rich red wine sauce and fries. You can also have a Piet de Leeuw’s unique horse steak. Pork and fish are also available if beefsteak is not your preference. Reserve your space at Piet de Leeuw for an average price range between € 21,- to € 40,-


Dutch Restaurants in Amsterdam

dutch local food amsterdam


16:  Bistro Bij Ons

This is another classic pick for my list of Romantic restaurants in Amsterdam. At the Bistro Bij Ons, Dutch history is alive. Pick a spot at the terrace overlooking the canal enjoying “raasdonders”, a dish of field peas, onions and bacon, and a glass of the homemade liqueur. Bistro Bij Ons’ menu is a typical Dutch cuisine with rare choices such as the “raasdonders” and fried chicken livers. For dessert, try the “wentelteefjes” or fried egg-dipped bread. Visit Bistro Bij Ons to familiarize yourself with their menus and offers. Their prices are fair at an average of € 25,-


After dinner at this restaurant go for a walk through the Jordan:


17: Restaurant Moeders

Fun fact: The owner Jurriaan, asked all his guests to bring plates, glasses and cutlery to the opening night. Nowadays, you can enjoy traditional Dutch food that is served on these old-school crockeries and tablewares. At the same time, Moeders started to collect pictures of mothers. This means the entire restaurant is filled with Mothers. One of the best Dutch restaurants in town. They also serve extraordinary desserts. Price range: €18,- to €22,- for the main course.  Reservations required on Moeders.


18: Loetje Central

Conveniently located opposite the central train station, Loetje is a paradise for meat lovers everywhere! If you or your partner is a lover of meat, you can have a romantic meal in this acclaimed restaurant known for their excellent steaks. Based inside a wonderful building with a great terrace, Loetje provides a wonderful view that looks absolutely stunning during Christmas time, when the restaurant is fully decorated. During the cold months, when it’s cool and frosty outside, Loetje is a romantic place to go inside and warm-up, where you and your partner can enjoy a wonderful slice of meat – ‘the Loetje steak’ which is a Sirloin steak.


brugers romantic amsterdam


Besides that, they also have  “Bitterballen” Dutch meatballs (that are very popular with mustard) and keep the cold out. If you or your partner is vegetarian, you can still enjoy a romantic meal for two at this famous restaurant! Loetje offers veggie-friendly options made with beetroot and carrots, that taste absolutely delicious and just as good as their meat dishes. Prices here vary between € 9,- and € 30,-  and they have a great menu with options for everyone, from burgers to salads to juicy steaks. Loetje also offers great desserts such as apple pie for just under five euros, ice cream in various flavours for just over two euros per scoop! A visit to this long-standing restaurant is a must-do in Amsterdam, and you can check out the menu of Loetje.


19: Long Pura

Home to a fusion of delicious foods, you can enjoy some world-famous Indonesian food at Restaurant Long Pura, and order a rice table for two, for you to share with your partner at this famous Indonesian kitchen.  The traditional and lovingly cooked meals at this romantic setting are authentic and refined, and the hospitable staff makes sure that your evening is as good as it can be! Long Pura is one of the best romantic restaurants in Amsterdam, and the atmosphere means that you can enjoy some quality time with your lover. prices at Long Pura start ate around  are usually around the € 26,- per person, 


20: Mayur Indian Restaurant

a bowl of food on a table


Candlelight, dim lights and warm colours create a poetic interior, with a classic romantic touch of Bollywood music in the background. Mayur is just outside the hustle and bustle of Leidseplein, which allows you to escape and to just be with your love. Indian cuisine is focused on sharing the dinner with your loved one. Price range: €22,- to €30,- for the main course. Reservations on Mayur.


Are you in the city? Are you looking for the ideal Romantic getaway in Amsterdam? Let us make your stay in Amsterdam complete with something every couple should experience. 


boats on the canals of Amsterdam and Dutch Houses on a sunrise

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We offer a Romantic Canal tour. Which can be wonderful after dinner at one of these places or before to set the Romantic mood for the evening. Find more info about The Romantic private Boat Tour and enjoy together an intimate moment sailing under Amsterdam famous bridges.  Love songs and stories, that reveal the hidden romance of Amsterdam. Are you planning to propose here in Amsterdam? We helped over 100 couples planning their proposal. Curious to see what we can do for you to go here for our proposal canal tour.

I hope these 20 Romantic restaurants helped you in creating a special stay in the city if you are curious about more blogs like the best museums to visit for couples let us help you and always feel free to get in touch. 


With Love