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Most romantic restaurants in Amsterdam

Where to go for a dinner for two in Amsterdam... How about a dinner on the water or in a grand canal house? Or are you looking for an intimate wine bar with a good chef and passionate sommelier? Here's a list of Amsterdam's most romantic restaurant, especially made for my two dear friends (you know who you are). Big kiss!

PS Reservation recommended at all of these places!


Restaurant Geisha

Cuisine: Asian-fusion

Why it’s romantic: they’ve got booths to sit in, giving dining couple sense privacy. Starting the evening with a glass of Champagne in the champagne lounge also gets you in a romantic mood.

Ambiance/formality: elegant

Geisha, Prins Hendrikkade 106a, Nieuwmarkt area, Amsterdam.



Cuisine: Italian see ‘best Italian restaurants in amsterdam
Why it’s romantic: The views on the canals, great Italian food, friendly service (really!) and an excellent wine list.
Ambiance/formality: elegant.

Incanto, Amstel 2 on Muntplein, Amsterdam Cetre. T. 020. 423 36 81

Wine & Dine bar SoVineSoVine
Cuisine: Italian see ‘best wine bars in amsterdam
Why it’s romantic: Rustic interior decorated with wine bottles. A wine bar meets restaurant - let the love liquid flow!
Ambiance/formality: elegant (or informal - it depends on your own mood).

SoVine, Amstelveenseweg 152, Amsterdam Oud-Zuid. T06.526 186 06

De Compagnon
Cuisine: French will be featured in ‘best French restaurants in amsterdam
Why it’s romantic: Set in a narrow canal house, built way before there was talk of the canal belt. The result: the staircases lead to different dining rooms with low ceilings, wooden beams and lots of privacy. Excellent cuisine and wine list.
Ambiance/formality: elegant.

La Pianeta TerraLa Pianeta Terra
Cuisine: Italian see ‘best Italian restaurants in amsterdam
Why it’s romantic: Small restaurant where beautiful (organic) Italian food is served with love. Also great wine and grappa list.
Ambiance/formality: elegant.

La pianeta terra, Beulingstraat 2, near Koningsplein, Amsterdam-centre. T. 020. 626 1912

Dylan Hotel: the lounge and terrace
Cuisine: French/international, will be listed in ‘best tranquil terraces of amsterdam’
Why it’s romantic: Feel the grandeur of being in a grand canal house. On a cold, grey day snuggle up against your lover on one of the sofa’s in the lounge. On a sunny day have lunch in the stylish inner-courtyard.
Ambiance/formality: formal.

Dylan Hotel, Keizersgracht 384, Amsterdam-Centre. T.020. 530 20 10

Cuisine: French see ‘best wine bars in amsterdam
Why it’s romantic: A Parisian-style grand cafe interior serving French cuisine. At Graves they really try to go the extra mile, in an informal bar-like setting.
Ambiance/formality: informal.

Graves restaurant - wijnbar, Gravenstraat 10, Amsterdam Centre.

Dining on the ship OdessaOdessa
Cuisine: Italian
Why it’s romantic: Dine on a (glass enclosed) deck of a ship. Or go below decks...
Ambiance/formality: informal.

Odessa, Veemkade 259, Amsterdam East Harbour (east of Central Station). T.020. 419 30 10.

Utrechtsedwarstafel & wines.Utrechtsedwarstafel
Cuisine: French see ‘best French restaurants in amsterdam
Why it’s romantic: Feel at home between the wine bottles at this intimate restaurant. The chef and sommelier always make your evening special.
Ambiance/formality: elegant.

Utrechtsedwarstafel, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 107, Amsterdam Centre. T.020. 6254189

Culinary village near Amsterdam: Ouderkerk a/d AmstelOuderkerk aan de Amstel
For me, all restaurants along the Amstel in this culinary village is superromantic. If possible, arrive by boat. See best of ouderkerk aan de amstel
Ambiance/formality: elegant.

De Belhamel
Cuisine: French see ‘best terraces in amsterdam Jordaan
Why it’s romantic: Where the herengracht meets the Brouwersgracht... that's where you'll find De Belhamel. Of course, on the terrace or at the window you'll have a stunning view on this busy canal cross roads. The  art-nouveau interior creates an intimate ambiance inside.
Ambiance/formality: informal.

De Belhamel, Brouwersgracht 60, Jordaan, Amsterdam.

]Le Zinc et les Autres is set in a 17th century canal warehouse.Le Zinc et les Autres
Cuisine: French will be listed in 'best french restaurants in Amsterdam'
Why it’s romantic: Set in a canal house with an informal ambiance and homey interior. Excellent food, wine and service. Je l’adore!
Ambiance/formality: elegant.

Le Zinc et les Autres, Prinsengracht 999. Amsterdam Centre. T.020. 622 90 44


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Reader Comments (2)

Great post - off to try Graves this evening. Thanks!

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaskia

Great pictures and information, inspiring. Thanks

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGabriel

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