wilde zwijnen, amsterdam

Food surprises found in Amsterdam

February 28, 2014

The Netherlands is not exactly the gourmet capital of the world, but these three finds make it all worth your while, amongst museums, weed and other *ahem* activities.

 

Lanskroon

Where: Singel 385, 1012 WL, Amsterdam
What: Snack
Notable: If you don’t go to any of the places on this post, it’s ok, just make sure you go to this bakery and get a Stroopwafel. You know that is the first place I’ll go if I visit Amsterdam again.
Price: Oh so worth it!
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Japanese Pancake World

Where: Tweede Egelantiersdwarsstraat 24A, 1015 SC, Amsterdam
What: Lunch
Notable: Run by a Dutch and Japanese couple, this place is all about… you guessed it, Japanese pancakes, or Okonomiyaki. Freshly made, authentic and extremely tasty! Give yourself a break from Croquettes and Frites this one time?
Price: Regular
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Wilde Zwijnen

Where: Javaplein 23 hs, 1095 CJ, Amsterdam
What: Dinner
Notable: It’s a short tram ride outside of the main part of town, but if it’s a nice day, it is a perfect place to dine. If you want to spend on a well prepared and delicious meal, this would be a wise choice.
Price: Sit down dinner prices (~40 Euro per head)

Pastry with pea mousse and tunapea mousse on pastry, amsterdam, restaurant

wilde zwijnen, tuna tatare

 

Charcoal grilled lamb leg

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Buttermilk panna cotta with blueberry sorbet and ladyfinger

panna cotta, blue berry sherbert

 

Bonus: Herring Stand

Where: By the westermarkt
What: Snack
Notable: If you are a seal, this would be heaven for you. For us, it tasted like… well, basically a raw chunk of fish in hotdog buns. Sashimi yes, Dutch raw herring no thanks, but hey we tried! Try if you dare, you might just love it.
Price: Cheap
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