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Pasta e Basta: food and entertainment

Pasta e Basta: food and entertainment An evening with fantastic dishes, delicious wines and incredible performances by passionate wait staff who provide you with excellent service and sing everything from opera to classics and current songs. Imagine yourself being in an over decorated Italian cantina with your loved one(s), friends or business associates when all of a sudden a beautiful waitress starts singing an...

Pasta e Basta - Amsterdam

Pasta e Basta - Amsterdam Basta e Basta is an Italian restaurant situated in the center of Amsterdam. With it's extensive, affordable winelist and high quality Italian dishes, it is a great place for a nice dinner. The staff makes sure you'll have an unforgettable evening. Not just with great service but also with their opera singing!

Pinsa's: our "Gourmet Pizza"

Pinsa's: our "Gourmet Pizza" Fresh ingredients, freshly prepared Italian quality products, first choice flours (rice flour, wheat flour and soy), extra long fermentation (up to 72 hours), oven temperature to 400 degrees. This is our "Gourmet Pizza". World Pizza Championship 2012, Pinsa's Awards: 1° Italian Pizzeria in Nederland 26° Italian Pizzeria in the World

Restaurant Haesje Claes

Restaurant Haesje Claes In the heart of the city, between Dam square and Spui, this beloved Amsterdam landmark is especially popular with tourists, though the locals also come flooding in for traditional Dutch food, including erwtensoep (split pea soup) and a great stamppot selection. The service, however, is distinctly un-Dutch: friendly, available and fast. Open daily 12.00-22.00. Major Credit...

Paso Doble

Paso Doble This lively tapas bar on the Westerstraat is complete with a cosy outdoor terrace in the sunshine. Renowned for the best sangria In Amsterdam, this is the ultimate hot spot for typical Spanish indulgence. Open daily from 17.00, Sat/Sun from 12.00.

Restaurant Lust

Restaurant Lust Serving PURE GOOD FOOD in a trendy and relaxing atmosphere on the Nine Streets. Try the excellent club sandwiches, fresh salads, unique cocktails or the famous three-course dinner for just €27.50. Open daily 11.00 - 01.00. Sat. Sun until 02.00.

Los Pilnoes

Los Pilnoes This charming restaurant in the north of the Jordaan really is the real deal, with dishes tasting like they have come straight out of Mexico, indulge in your own combination of Mexican favourites, home-made salsas and delightful pickled cactus sides. Besides serving some of the best margaritas in town, be sure to explore the 160 types of drinks on offer, especially the Los...


Greenwoods This charming tea room offers 'country style' picnic hampers with hearty sandwiches (meat, fish or vegetarian), scones with clotted cream, chocolate cake, strawberries in balsamic and tea or coffee (€29.95 for two; €59.95 for four). Orders should be made 24 hours in advance and ID Is required as a deposit for the picnic hamper. Our summer opening hours are Mon - Thu 09:30...

Restaurant Christophe

Restaurant Christophe Christophe's 'boat box' offers a weekly changing selection of foisgras, cold cuts, cheese, salads and baguettes (€36 for two-throe people and €56 for four-five), chilled Champagne is also available. Orders must be made 24 hours in advance.

Thai Bird Snackbar

Thai Bird Snackbar This joint is always packed but it's got a great counter where a single student can usually slip in between the masses for a quick bite. Cheap on-the-go options include Thai spareribs for €3, Thai fish cakes at €4 and €7.50 for pad Thai. Open daily 14.00-22.00.

Cafe Atrium

Every university faculty has a cafeteria, but this is the mother of them all. It has a daily changing menu serving both lunch and dinner, and the soup is an incredible €0.60. Bring your books or classmates; there's no hassle about staying put for hours. Open Mon-Thur 09.00-17.00; Fri 09.30-16.00

Xinh (Vietnamese Restaurant)

This Vietnamese restaurant (one of only three in the city that we know of) serves street food from different regions of the country that has been elevated to a level of fine-dining. Peruse the menu while sipping a fresh green coconut drink spiked heavily with rum and take your pick from street snacks such as freshly-made spring rolls; Vietnamese crepes: and noodle soups,...

Beyrouth Restaurant (Lebanese)

Beyrouth Restaurant This hole-in-the-wall Lebanese restaurant is not exactly charming, with its wooden tables and chairs and rather cramped dark interior at the top of some very narrow stairs. But the food is ample and tasty with lots of little bites such as meatballs and lamb kebabs and especially nice garlicky sauces. Hours: Daily 17.00-23.00.

Rijsel Restaurant

Rijsel Restaurant Housed in a former ‘huishoud-school’, one of those infamously parsimonious domestic science schools that have often been blamed for the decline of the Dutch kitchen, you’ll find frugality only in terms of economics at Rijsel - and not a hint of the blandness and stodge these schools were once famed for. Rijsel’s pleasantly spartan interior a study in white, blonde wood, steel...


Like Poptasi founder Van Drie restaurant – in -waiting Jason Hartley has a background working in brand identity, as evidenced by the ease with which his Lovefood mantra (Celebrating and sharing cherished food with a story’) trips from his tongue, despite a cataclysmic Queen’s Day hangover. This is the last ‘duvet day’ Hartley will be enjoying for quite a while. Having acquired...
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