Places for Cheap Lunch in Amsterdam

Lunch hour is technically the best hour of the day! And if we’re much alike, I’m the person who doesn’t want to look back and think, “I should’ve eaten that.” So a cheap delicious meal could just about make my day and Amsterdam is not short of satisfying our kind! While you might think it’s just about beautiful little bridges, tall Dutch people, amazing canals, and loads of history, you will be surprised at how budgetary your lunch can be. 

Perhaps you’ve been to one of the city’s elite galleries, the Moco Museum, standing and pondering at the exquisite works of renowned artists and you’re looking for a quick place to catch a plate. Well, worry not. 

  • The Museumplein has a bright restaurant of the Stedelijk, or the Brasserie Pompa, the Momo Restaurant, Bar and Lounge where you can have a glass of wine and some seafood on your way home, although this can be a little above ‘cheap’. 
  • The Vondelpark3 is also a great place to watch people in the park as you devour a smoothie or sip a glass of wine. 
  • Back to the black café is just a walking distance from the museum square, near the Rijksmuseum, where you can grab a nice creamy cappuccino.
  • The Rijks is a little more refined restaurant where you can enjoy a dish of local Dutch products that leave you inquiring about the dish’s ingredients. 
  • If you are particularly from the Van Gogh Museum, the Bugger Room or the Van Gogh Museum Café Le Tambourin would be a great place for a fresh meal. 
  • Alternatively, you can visit the Blushing Amsterdam Restaurant to blush your way through the best carrot cake in the world and other European cuisines. 
  • If you’re from the Amsterdam Museum, a monumental place to learn the history of the city, a quick bike ride to the Poke Perfect will get you healthy and perfect Japanese cuisines. 
  • The Frietboutique is also reputable for the yummiest fries in Dutchland at an affordable price. 

The list is endless. Just as the museums have taken a toll on Amsterdam’s streets – as there are about 75 museums in Amsterdam – so have the food outlets that will always leave you craving for more. Although touring in Amsterdam is expensive, there are cheap dishes you should not leave unscathed around the region. They are; the Persian soup, Amsterdam’s crispy chicken or the durum wrap, and Turkish pizza that only cost €5, and the Falafel sandwich that comes at €4.95 just to name a few.