When in Amsterdam be sure to visit one of our favorite vendors for a paper cone of piping hot patatjes.
When friends from abroad come to visit Amsterdam they often have only one food request: thick and crispy fries. You may hear them called patat or frites, but no matter the name they taste delicious.
The Dutch enjoy their patat with mayonnaise and also with other unique toppings. Try patatje oorlog, a conglomeration of peanut saté sauce, mayo and onions that might give your stomach a lesson about the meaning of the name (oorlog means war). Or try the patat speciaal which includes curry ketchup, mayonnaise and onion.
Our very favorite place for fries, Vleminckx is a tiny hole-in-the-wall shop near Spui with a cult following. The wait in the fast-moving queue is worth your while. There is a short list of available toppings including curry ketchup, sambal, or appelmoes (applesauce). Many prefer the Zaanse mayonnaise, as it has a bit of a vinegar tang.
Vleminckx Sausmeesters does not serve drinks or other nonsense, just straight up awesome fresh, crispy fries. Note that their opening hours are only noon to 18:00.
Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx
Voetboogstraat 31, Amsterdam
Par Hasard / Frites uit Zuyd
Stop by Frites uit Zuyd for a piping hot cone of potato goodness. This upscale snackbar next to Cafe Par Hasard has some of our favorites fries. Served with homemade mayonnaise, the fries are extra crispy and pair well with a beer or sparkling wine if you feel like relaxing on their terrace.
Ceintuurbaan 113-115, Amsterdam
While not your typical hole-in-the-wall patat spot, Bar Boca’s is famous for some of the tastiest fries in the city. Their trio has three different types of potato with three different dipping sauces. Bar Boca’s is the perfect place to meet with friends for a leisurely meal and a chat but be sure to make reservations as it is always busy.
Westerstraat 30, Amsterdam
Sarphatipark 4, Amsterdam
Organic snackbar ‘t Pontstation is our top pick in Noord for crispy fries. Located near the ferry at NDSM, this little haven for tasty treats should not be missed. Top your fries with homemade mayo or ketchup. Yum! PIN only here!
MS Van Riemsdijkweg 28, Amsterdam
Chipsy King has fresh crispy fries at their three Amsterdam locations, and they are open well into the night.
Leidsestraat 83, Amsterdam
Damstraat 8, Amsterdam
Lange Niezel 4, Amsterdam
The Burger Bar chain also has some really tasty fries, hot and crispy. It wouldn’t be a crime to get a burger as well.
Kolksteeg 2, Amsterdam
Reguliersbreestraat 9, Amsterdam
Warmoesstraat 21, Amsterdam
Voted #1 patat in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam location of this chain attracts lots of tourists who can be seen munching away with their fingers coated in mayo.
Damrak 41, Amsterdam
What is your favorite place for patat in Amsterdam? Let us know!