The Amsterdam Tower (located in Amsterdam-Noord) used to be a Royal Dutch Shell office tower, but it has been transformed into a stylish destination! On the 19th floor you can have lunch or dinner at fine dining Restaurant Moon. You can choose between a three, four or five course lunch or a five, six or seven dinner menu. Since it is a (slowly) rotating restaurant, you will have a stunning 360° view over Amsterdam while enjoying your food. Really recommended! Address: Overhoeksplein 3.
More than thirty years ago, Café Loetje (which is located in Oud-Zuid) was just a bar in the neighborhood where locals went to have a small bite and to play a game of billiards. Then they introduced the steak…it was an instant success! Loetje is now known for serving the best steak in town. The desserts are delicious as well! One tip: order the ‘Biefstuk Bali‘, I guarantee you will not regret it. There are six Loetje restaurants in Amsterdam and from this location in Amsterdam-Noord you will have a beautiful view over the IJ. In summer you can sit outside on the terrace. Address: Werfkade 14.
Aan Tafel bij Landmarkt – one of those places you would like to keep for yourself rather than share it with the rest of the world. At Landmarkt (fresh market) the origin of the products that are sold is key. They come directly from local farmers, butchers, fishmongers etc. By looking at the stickers on the name tags of the products, you can see whether buying that specific product is a sustainable choice or not. The terrace of Landmarkt, which is located at the back of the building, is probably the best kept secret of Amsterdam. It is situated in a beautiful green garden where apple trees grow. The fresh products from Landmarkt are used in the dishes served. You can easily bring your kids as the big garden has a trampoline, swings etc. Address: Schellingwouderdijk 339.
Located at a former car park in Amsterdam Noord, you can find this restaurant called Hangar. It has a very stylish interior with round shapes made from corrugated iron plates, which gives it an industrial but warm and cosy atmosphere. The chef already cooked at Michelin-star level when he was 21 years old and you can definitely taste that. The dishes are inspired by the Mediterranean countries and the menu changes every six weeks. Only the French bistro classics (steak tartare, côte de boeuf etc) stay on the menu all year long. In summer you can side outside on the big terrace and overlook the Ij river. Address: Aambeeldstraat 36.