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.
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.