Amsterdam has a great scene for a romantic night for couples. Believe it or not, this vibrant city actually has many hidden places which are perfect for a first date, anniversary celebration or even for a proposal! To have an intimate conversation, a nice meal or simply just for enjoying a romantic night in Amsterdam could be the highlight of your trip in here. In order to find you the best one possible, here are the 11 best romantic restaurants in Amsterdam!
The idea of being romantic can be different for anyone. It can be more intimate at night, it might be a perfectly cooked dinner, a candlelight, flowers or it can be simply good food and your partner. The most important thing when you dine out is that you have a certain privacy with service and other tables, which might end up ruining your night otherwise. Our selection will save you time from that, just go to these places and make sure you enjoy your night peacefully with your partner!
1.THE WHITE ROOM
The name of the restaurant comes from Dutch “De Witte Zaal” which was the old name of the place when it was first opened in 1885. The place is a historical and monumental area and known to be the oldest restaurant in Amsterdam. The décor, atmosphere and the service are impeccable here that it is impossible not to feel romantic. Along with the vibe, the executive chef Jacob Jan Boerma creates an amazing gastronomic journey to you – which recently made it possible to receive one Michelin star to the White Room.
Address: Dam 9, NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, 1012 JS
Phone: +31 20 554 9454
2. CIEL BLEU
Ciel Bleu might be the best of gastronomy in Amsterdam – well to learn you have to experience it. The restaurant is situated on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura. The ambiance is very sophisticated and you will feel the same as the service staff. Food is a world-class experience and the restaurant also has two Michelin stars – wow! Of course all these beautiful and carefully thought details come with a price but you won’t regret after you spend a night with your beloved one here – a truly a fantastic experience.
Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 , Hotel Okura Amsterdam, 1072 LB
Phone: +31 20 678 7111
3. LA MASCHERA LILLOTATINI
If you are looking for a cozier atmosphere and a different style of cooking, La Maschera will serve you well. This little restaurant focuses on Italian cuisine with great attention to freshest and Italian based products. All pasta items are handmade – which would be expected from one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The menu seems limited but every day they have a daily menu which includes three different items from each category. However, the menu changes every month, according to the season so they make sure to provide the freshest dishes possible. Choose here for a comforting night with your partner – make sure you open up a bottle from their wine selection.
Address: Tweede Anjeliersdwarsstraat 6HS, 1015 NT
Phone: +31 20 420 0767
4. KAPITEIN ZEPPOS
This vibrantly colored and peaceful restaurant hidden in an alley in Red Light neighborhood. It doesn’t directly open to the street so you might miss it if don’t carefully look. The place offers Dutch cuisine with a modern touch, the beers are amazing and the prices are very budget-friendly. Inside is full of plants and romantic light fixtures. A lovely place to have a long and delicious meal with your partner. Their dishes are vegan and vegetarian-friendly as well – what a great find!
Address: Gebed Zonder End 5, 1012 HS
Phone: +31 20 624 2057
Girassol is the very nice place to enjoy especially your lunch during the day. The restaurant is situated right next to the Amstel canal with a perfectly overlooking terrace – which is first come first served basis. The menu is based on Portuguese cuisine, which you can find salted cod fritters, meat and cheese platters, ceviche and an abundance of seafood. The furniture is white and wooden which immediately makes you feel like you are near the sea. At night there are dim lights both on the terrace and inside. You can have a perfectly romantic night here, just remember to come early if you want to sit down by the canal.
Address: Weesperzijde 135, 1091 ES
Phone: +31 20 692 3471
Senses is another fine dining restaurant where you will forget to sense of time and gain an incredible experience of food. The restaurant offers three to seven courses menu that you can choose and a delightful lunch option for a very reasonable price – in case you are looking for a more affordable version of this experience. You will have an amazing time with these unconventional but utterly amazing combinations of ingredients in your plate. The atmosphere is very elegant and speakeasy – you will spend a nice and relaxing meal with your partner here.
Address: Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE
Phone: +31 20 530 6266
7. PASTA E BASTA
When you don’t have any requirements for a romantic dinner and say “Pasta is enough” – which means pasta e basta in Italian – for the night, there you go. Pasta e Basta is an authentic Italian restaurant with unique experiences. The starters are served from a buffet table, all pasta are handmade and plus all service staff is professional singers – you’ve heard it right. The highlight of your night here that you will occasionally listen to the delightful songs of service which adds a very romantic hint to your night. The ambiance is very warm, the wall decorations are like from an Italian family mansion – you will enjoy both the setting and the delicious food here.
Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8, 1017 DE
Phone: +31 20 422 2222
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8. THE LOBBY NESPLEIN
The Lobby is located inside Hotel V Nesplein in the Red Light Neighborhood a few minutes away from Amsterdam Museum. The Lobby is especially a good place if you are looking for a breakfast and brunch option which comes along with roasted coffees from Bocca which is one of the best roasteries in Amsterdam. They have one of the nicest breakfast options here with a super elegant atmosphere but still with a very modern, peaceful and a minimalist way.
Address: Nes 49, 1012 KD
Phone: +31 20 758 5275
9. MATA HARI
You are not in the mood for a fancy dinner but still looking for some romantic places in Amsterdam? It’s not a problem, we always got your back. Mata Hari is rather a casual dining restaurant which happens to have a great selection of cocktails as well. All these beautiful food and drinks, you can enjoy right next to the canal. The place has abundant tables outside. Especially if it is nice whether – it is incredible. It’s a perfect place for first dates and a nice romantic meeting.
Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 22, 1012 DM
Phone: +31 20 205 0919
Pastini is located on the corner right after Leiden Square in the Canal Ring neighborhood. The ambiance is pretty luxurious from the outside; however, the menu is very moderately priced. The restaurant claims to be inspired by Italy but they give their own twist to their dishes with modern cooking techniques. If you are looking for an elaborate, chic and romantic dinner; this is where you should be with your partner on a romantic dinner.
Address: Leidsegracht 29, 1017 NB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 622 170
11. DE GROENE LANTEERNE
If you are the vintage style romantic person, this restaurant is exactly what you are looking for. Groene Lanteerne offers you a very quaint ambiance with delicious Dutch cuisine with a different perspective. They offer a fixed menu – which is known to be big portions and have a very good wine selection. The owners are old wine merchants so they are very selective of items on the menu as well. This speakeasy and peaceful restaurant is right in the middle of busy coffee shops and crowded place – so this place is such a gem right in the middle of Amsterdam.
Address: Haarlemmerstraat 43
Phone: +31 20 624 1952