3 Must-Visit French Restaurants in Amsterdam

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If you have ever been to Paris, you might have probably heard the phrase “Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup,” which can be roughly translated to “Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly” in English. The Dutch capital, Amsterdam, contains a number of French restaurants whose sole purpose is to fulfill the above quote, that is, to make customers eat, laugh, and love.

Most of these top-notch French restaurants offer delicious fresh food, fine quality wines, and friendly service. Therefore, tourists, who love to try French dishes and the ones who are ready to experiment with unique and innovative dishes, should definitely visit a French restaurant before ending their Amsterdam tours.

Unfortunately, tourists who are on their first Amsterdam tours might struggle a little bit to find the best French restaurants in the city. If you have no clue on what the must-visit French restaurants in the Dutch capital are, then we have got you covered. Many of the French meals served at the below-mentioned restaurants are fine works of art. So, try to miss it while you are visiting Amsterdam with your friends or family members.

Ciel Bleu

Tourists who wish to make their evening elegant by enjoying a top-notch French dinner should head straight to the Ciel Bleu restaurant, which is located on the 23rd floor of the famous Okura Hotel. This French restaurant serves delicious French cuisine with a creative twist and you can also find rare varieties of wines to compliment your meal.

Le Restaurant

An exquisite and elegant evening at the Le Restaurant in Amsterdam’s De Pijp will be one of the major highlights of your tour. This cozy French restaurant, which has an open kitchen, serves classically prepared French dishes. However, it is significant to note that this restaurant only accommodates 20 people at a time. So, it is best to make advance reservations.


Bordewijk is the ideal tourist destination for the ones who wish to enjoy a delicious French dinner in a calm and contemporary atmosphere. This French restaurant, which is located near the Noordermarkt of Amsterdam, has a menu comprising of fresh fish, regional products, and seasonal game. In fact, Bordewijk is immensely popular among both tourists and natives for its tasteful and savory French dishes. So, make sure to schedule a visit to this restaurant before leaving Amsterdam.