It may be short on canals, but Amsterdam’s charmingly bohemian De Pijp district is home to the daily Albert Cuyp market , the Heineken experience, the urban oasis of the Sarphatipark ... and loads of great restaurants.

Here’s our pick of the best addresses to stop for a quick bite of something more substantial.

Restaurants in De Pijp

  • Little Collins

    Eerste Sweelinkstraat 19F, 1073 CL Amsterdam

    No one treats brunch with as much reverence as the Aussies. The Melburnians behind this cool cafe showcase the craft coffee, globetrotting dishes and laidback attitude of their home city with flair,

    and the kimchi bloody mary with sriracha is practically compulsory.

  • Paskamer

    Lutmastraat 132, 1073 HB Amsterdam

    A sister venue to the slightly more formal Cafe Reuring over the street, Paskamer serves small plates too creative to just be called tapas,

    and matches them with an irreverent wine list that offers dozens of interesting examples by the glass.

  • The Butcher

    Albert Cuypstraat 129, 1053 BE Amsterdam

    Across four locations, the Butcher grills superlative burgers in handsome spaces a million miles from a typical fast-food joint. The Albert Cuypstraat branch has a secret: call ahead for a password for its cool cocktail bar, accessible via a hidden door.

  • Scandinavian Embassy

    Sarphatipark 34, 1072 PB Amsterdam

    We know the Scandinavians do fashion as well as they do food and drink, and this stylish café/shop is a showcase for both.

    There are striking clothes and accessories alongside single-origin coffees and creative healthy breakfast and lunch plates. And cinnamon buns, of course.

  • Auberge Jean & Marie

    Albert Cuypstraat 58-60, 1072 CV Amsterdam

    Before crowdfunding and opening their almost-eponymous wine bar in 2017, Jan and Marije worked in some of Amsterdam’s best restaurants.

    They’ve created a perfect homage to timeless French cooking; think rustic terrines, béarnaise-laced rib-eye steaks and deliciously rich tartiflette .

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