Looking to dine with a group of 10 or more people? Here are some of our favorite restaurants, bars and cafes that can accommodate larger groups.
Amsterdam Restaurants for Large Groups
Many Amsterdam restaurants are smaller and not very suitable for large groups, especially at the last minute. But luckily there are some larger venues that can fit big groups of diners.
Here are our favorite restaurants, bars and cafes that can accommodate larger groups. Some of them have special menus and spaces for groups of 10 or more. Call ahead for reservations, and be prepared to possibly split a large group into smaller tables.
Click here for the list of Bars for Large Groups.
Housed in a historic drinking water pumping station that has been beautifully restored, Cafe-Restaurant Amsterdam has a European menu that will have your mouth watering. Main courses include burgers as well as grilled salmon, pasta and risotto. Check out the amazing old pumping engine and the lights that were previously used as floodlights in the old soccer stadiums.
Before or after dinner, hop over to nearby Westerpark and check out the great bars and clubs like Pacific Parc, Westergasterras and North Sea Jazz Club.
Price: approx €13-20 for main course
Website: Cafe-Restaurant Amsterdam
Watertorenplein 6, Amsterdam
Transit: Bus 21 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
Bazar is a casual and lively Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant housed in an old church. Portions are large, prices are reasonable and the menu is broad so there is something for nearly every taste. The space is brightly decorated and large, so they can take bigger groups. Call ahead for reservations.
Menu: Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Price: approx €10-15 for main course
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Website: Bazar Amsterdam
Address: Albert Cuypstraat 182, Amsterdam
Transit: Tram 16 or 24 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
Kantjil & de Tijger
This popular large restaurant on the Spui square serves a variety of Indonesian dishes. Order rijsttafel to share and sample several dishes at a time or order just one. On the other side of the restaurant is their takeaway shop Kantijl to Go if you are in a rush and just want to grab food on the run before going to the next bar!
Price: approx €10-25 for main course
Website: Kantjil & de Tijger
Address: Spuistraat 291-293, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 620 09 94
Transit: Tram 1, 2 or 5 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
Nothing is better on a sunny day than sitting on the wide terrace of De Ysbreeker on the Amstel and soaking up the rays. The late afternoon sun hits this side of the river, providing a perfect place to have an early dinner in the summertime. The interior of the restaurant is lovely too. We recommend the burger. Large and with a side of fries, it’s a hearty meal. The pumpkin soup is a lighter choice, or try the trout filet or Dutch asparagus with poached egg.
De Ysbreeker gets busy outside on a sunny day, so don’t expect a table outside with a large group unless you arrive very early to secure your spot in the sunshine.
Price: approx €15-20 for main course
Website: De Ysbreeker
Address: Weesperzijde 23, Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 (0)20 468 1808
Transit: Metro 51, 53 or 54 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
For a casual Italian meal, check out Vapiano. With two convenient locations near Central Station and Rembrandtplein, this canteen style restaurant serves pasta and pizza in a bustling ambiance. The restaurant can be good for groups as everyone is responsible for themselves. Take a charge card as you walk in, order what you want from the pizza or pasta counter and pick up your dish when it is ready. Easiest of all, each person pays for their own meal when they leave using the card which saves having to coordinate the bill with a large group.
The food is made fresh to order, we especially like the pizza. They have wine, beer and desserts too. Just bring your card to the bar and order whatever you like! While easy for groups, Vapiano does not have very large tables so grab your best buddies and snag a seat together.
Price: approx €10 for main course
Neighborhood: Central Station, Rembrandtplein
Website: Vapiano Amsterdam
Address1: Oosterdokskade 145, Amsterdam
Address2: Amstelstraat 2-4, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 420 18 25 or +31 (0)20 76 70 800
Transit: see 9292.nl
Vondelpark3 is located in the most famous park of Amsterdam, the Vondelpark. Recently renovated, it boasts two huge sunny terraces and an elegant inside space that they are dubbing “the living room of Vondelpark”.The interior is elegant and matches the lovely style of the building’s exterior. Marble floors, fancy light fixtures and leather banquettes contribute to the chic style.
Vondelpark3 is open for breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner. The menu is extensive and aims to offer something for everyone. Call ahead for reservations, especially for larger groups. if you are looking for something more casual, head to the other end of Vondelpark to the Vondeltuin where they also have food and drinks in a laid-back outdoor atmosphere.
Price: approx €16-30 for main course
Address1: Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 639 25 89
Transit: Tram 1 or 2, see 9292.nl
Wagamama is a chain restaurant that offers Asian dishes in a fun and casual atmosphere. There are two locations in Amsterdam at the most popular tourist squares in the center of Amsterdam: Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein.
Food is freshly cooked to order. Choose from Japanese inspired mains and sides like gyoza, udon noodles and teriyaki chicken. Groups can make a reservation for up to 50 people by calling or using the group reservation request form on the website. Groups can choose from a simplified three-course menu to make ordering (and paying) easier.
Price: approx €15 for main course
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein
Address1: Amstelstraat 8, Amsterdam
Address2: Max Euweplein 10, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 320 0310 or +31 (0)20 528 7778
Transit: see 9292.nl
An elegant restaurant with three-course meals for large groups, Brasserie Harkema is an excellent option if you can plan your dinner a few days in advance. Contact the restaurant to see if seating for your group might be available. If so, choose from two three-course seasonal menu options priced at around €30 per person. The menu is European with a special Dutch twist. Wine pairings are also possible.
For something different before or after dinner head to the nearby Bierfabriek to tap your own beer from the center of the table and throw your peanut shells on the floor.
Price: approx €16-30 for main course
Website: Brasserie Harkema
Address: Nes 67, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 428 2222
Transit: Tram 1, 2, 5, 9 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
Is your group made up of 10-20 foodies who love a unique experience? Then check out “huiskamer restaurant” De Uitvreter. You can book a private dinner for your group and Steven will cook it before your eyes. Most dishes are Italian influenced and served family style.
For more restaurant suggestions in Amsterdam, visit our Restaurant category. If it is casual fare like pizza or burgers you are after, check out our top picks for pizza and the best burgers in Amsterdam.