The Best Family-Friendly Lunch Spots in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s buzzing culinary scene is a renowned one, and not without good reason! In the marvelous Dutch capital, you will find anything from local snack-stops, to innovative high-end cuisine, picturesque brunch cafes, and vegan hotspots. You name it, Amsterdam’s got it. Of course, Amsterdam is not just comprised of little culinary gems for influencers, millennials, and couples. As one of the most family-friendly cities in Europe, Amsterdam is filled with places that are perfect for brunching, lunching, and dining with your little ones. In this blog, we will tell you all about the best family-friendly lunch spots in Amsterdam

Top 3: Best Family-Friendly Lunch Spots in Amsterdam

After a morning at Artis, Amsterdam’s beautiful zoo, located just around the corner, you’ll want to stop here. Whether you enjoy the versatile (kids) menu in the stylish and spacious inside area, or sit on the terrace outside while your kids roam around the waddling pool, every family member is guaranteed to have a great time here. 

De Plantage, Amsterdam-Oost

Hop on the ferry to Amsterdam-Noord to have lunch at this fabulous waterside spot. You will be able to enjoy the view over the water and Amsterdam’s stunning skyline every day of the week, but Sunday, in particular, is a great day to visit Pllek. Their creative kids’ program offers a variety of free activities from 1.00 – 5.00 PM, including theatre classes, yoga, and finger painting.

Pllek, Amsterdam-Noord

While you are in the neighborhood, make sure to pop over to the NDSM to marvel at the impressive street art, or to Europe’s biggest flea market, which is stationed there every two weeks.

Pllek, Amsterdam-Noord

Another one of the best family-friendly lunch spots in Amsterdam is Nel. Nestled in Amsterdam’s renowned canal ‘belt,’ you’ll particularly love this spot on a sunny day when the kids roam around and play ball games on the square, and you enjoy a glass of rose and some ‘bitterballen’ on the terrace.

Nel, Amsterdam-Centrum

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