Amsterdam lies on an elaborate canal system and it is the capital of the Netherlands. The canals and streets are lined with narrow, gabled houses dating back to the 17th-century Golden Age in Amsterdam. The city has a number of interesting museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, displaying works by the famous artist. Rijksmuseum exhibits work by Vermeer and Rembrandt, while Stedelijk has modern art on display. Other places of interest include Anne Frank House, where the teenager wrote her famous diary during World War II, and Dam Square, which displays a monument and a palace. Vondelpark is an interesting and spacious park which features an open-air theater. The best, and cheapest, way to get around Amsterdam is on a bicycle and there are many cycling paths available in the city. When on a budget, it is easy to dine at some of the cheapest restaurants in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which are displayed below for your interest.
Foodware serves wholesome fresh and tasty food to eat in the restaurant or to take away. Everything is freshly made with no artificial additives and customers can combine dishes for their meal, choosing from meat, fish and vegetables. Enjoy a main dish and two side dishes, choosing from sweet potato and chickpea curry, chicken thighs, fishcakes, Thai red curry or lasagne Bolognese. Side dishes include marinated beetroot, eggplant from the oven or spicy bean salad. Leave a little room for one of the three delicious desserts, which include lime cheesecake, carrot cake and chocolate mascarpone cake. Menu prices range from 9 USD to 13 USD.
Address: Looiersgracht 12, 1016 VS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 8pm (closed on Sun)
Getto opened in 1996 and it is a place where gay people, bi-sexuals, lesbians and straight people can meet, eat, drink and have fun. In a colorful setting, guests can enjoy an international menu, based on locally sourced fresh ingredients and varying depending on the season. What they dub a “home cooking style” includes meat and vegetarian options. The restaurant and bar are famous for its Diva Burgers, Nacho Munco Munchos, Getto Mega Mix and their own “homo” fries. A blackboard in the restaurant reveals the latest seasonal specials. Cocktails can be enjoyed in the lounge. Affordable prices range from 11 USD to 20 USD.
Address: Warmoesstraat 51, 1012 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 7:30pm - 1am (closed on Mon)
Peperwortel opened in 1995 and it is a popular restaurant for locals and visitors alike. In June, July and August, a second location is opened close to the Open Air Theater in Vondelpark. The restaurant serves lunches, including quiches, tapas, freshly prepared meals and desserts on the outside benches, including a range of cuisines. Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean influences are tasted in the menu options. There is also a good variety of sandwiches to choose from for a lighter meal. Meals are accompanied by an excellent range of French, Spanish and Italian wines. Prices range from 13 USD to 16 USD.
Address: Overtoom 140, 1054 HN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)
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4. Hap Hmm
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Hap-Hmm Restaurant has been open since 1935 and it is famous for serving delicious, traditional Dutch food. Their chefs have won various awards and their affordable menu includes delicious Schnitzel and other prize-winning recipes. The menu lists a selection of soups, meat and vegetarian main dishes and delicious desserts, as well as refreshing healthy cool drinks, popular sodas, beers and wine. Prices range from 12 USD to 14.50 USD for each main dish.
Address: Eerste Helmersstraat 33, 1054 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: Hap Hmm
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 9:15 pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
5. Nam Kee
This affordable Chinese restaurant has been serving traditional Cantonese dishes since 1981 and it has expanded to three locations in Amsterdam. Nam Kee was awarded “best Chinese restaurant of the Netherlands” in 2013. The New York Times considers the restaurant a “city icon” in Amsterdam. Dishes can be enjoyed in the restaurant or ordered online to eat at home. Options like crispy pork and fried chicken are popular dishes and there is a good range of soups and noodle soups on offer. Prices range from 7 USD to 17 USD.
Address: In three locations - see website for details.
Website: Nam Kee
Opening hours: 11:30am - 10:30pm (daily)
6. Goodies Food & Drinks
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Goodies Food & Drinks is located in the middle of the trendy shops and eateries of the famous 9 Streets of Amsterdam. Customers can enjoy a range of recipes, including freshly made fruit juices, Greek yogurt and locally sourced fresh vegetables in a quaint and colorful location. Mini-dishes can be combined into main meals for dinner, served along with wine or a specialty beer. Sandwiches and bagels are made from the freshest locally sourced bread and prices range from 6 USD to 12 USD for the club sandwich.
Goodies Food & Drinks
Address: Huidenstraat 9, 1016 ER Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: Goodies Food & Drinks
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 12pm - 6pm; Thu - Fri: 12pm - 6:30pm; Sat: 11am - 6:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 6:30pm
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Due to its popularity, Spaghetteria has nine locations in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam and it works on a “first come, first served” principle, with no reservations made. The food on offer changes daily at each location, so there is no set menu. However, customers can enjoy a range of vegetarian ravioli, meat ragout, Tuscan sausage and “frutti di Mar” (fruits of the sea) on a seasonal basis. Pasta is home-made on the premises. Each dish is prepared by a true Italian chef and there is a good range of wines and limoncello to enjoy. Main dish prices range from 11 USD to 18 USD.
Address: In 9 locations - see website for details.
Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)
8. De Pizzabakkers
De Pizzabakkers is a popular pizzeria serving traditional Italian pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. The pizza crust is thin, crispy and delicious and pizzas are topped with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Sausages and ham come from family businesses throughout Italy. Delicious fresh salads and home-made Italian desserts are also served. What better way to accompany a good pizza than with a glass of prosecco, as well as a range of tasty craft cocktails. Prices per pizza range from 11 USD to 15 USD.
Address: Plantage Kerklaan 2, 1018 TA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: De Pizzabakkers
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)
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Skek is a cultural cafe in the heart of Amsterdam and it was invented by students to give them the opportunity to set up and run a company. The students buy and cook the food and beer, design posters and advertising options and generally run a cafe which has become a snack bar for students and visitors to the city. The menu includes a range of sandwiches, burgers (meat and vegetarian), curries, pasta and delicious desserts. Prices are around 15 USD per plate.
Address: Zeedijk 4-8, 1012 AX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Mon: 4pm - 1am; Tue - Thu: 12pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 3am; Sun: 12pm - 12am
10. Thrill Grill
Thrill Grill’s motto is “For the love of burgers,” and this burger joint serves some of the best burgers at four locations in Amsterdam. All burgers are 100 percent Dutch beef, or 100 percent “beyond meat” for vegans. Everything is cooked with freshly sourced local ingredients and prices per burger range from 11 USD and are served with French fries and a variety of sides including oven-baked seasonal vegetables, grilled corn, onion rings and salads. There is also a children’s menu and dessert menu to choose from.
Address: In 4 locations - see website for details
Website: Thrill Grill
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)
Enjoy cheap eats in Amsterdam
If you are on a limited budget, make sure you take a bicycle tour of the city, ride alongside the canals and beautiful houses and explore the various museums and other attractions, before taking a break for a delicious meal at one of the cheapest restaurants in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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