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 in the city center are small in space 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. If you are planning ahead you can surely book a private space or even have the whole restaurant to yourself for an event. It’s definitely worth asking your favorite local spot if they will host your party.
If you are looking to dine with a group of people in Amsterdam, here are our favorite restaurants, bars and cafes that can easily accommodate larger groups. Some of them have special menus and private spaces for groups of 10 or more. Call ahead for reservations, and be prepared to possibly split a large group into smaller tables.
Find the ideal restaurant for a private dinner with clients or a celebratory meal with colleagues, or decide where to host your birthday dinner with friends and family. From casual to classy we have several suggestions.
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.
Price: approx €13-20 for main course
Website: Cafe-Restaurant Amsterdam
Address: Watertorenplein 6, Amsterdam
Transit: Bus 21 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
Cafe Restaurant Plantage
Are you dining with a group of friends, family members or colleagues? Cafe Restaurant Plantage is a large and beautiful space located next to Artis Zoo and Micropia. They have large tables within the dining room and can even separate a private area for a very large group. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is festive.
Price: approx €20 for main course
Website: Cafe Restaurant de Plantage
Address: Plantage Kerklaan 36, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 760 6800
Transit: Tram 9 or 14 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
Phone: +31 20-6750544
Transit: Tram 16 or 24 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
If you need to book a restaurant space for a group of friends or colleagues, definitely check out Razmataz. They have a designated room called EnSuite off of the main bar and restaurant where you can have a private dinner with your own bar and designated serving staff. The restaurant is very cozy and friendly, and the bar has nice cocktails, specializing in G&Ts and vermouth drinks.
Price: approx €10-25 for main course
Address: Hugo de Grootplein 7-15, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 48 68 408
Transit: Tram 3 or bus 80 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
Restaurant de Kas
A magical meal in a glass greenhouse in the middle of a park. What could be better than that? De Kas is a beautiful space and has delicious fresh food. They also have private rooms where you can host large events and meals with a group. I attended a private lunch here in the garden room and it was fantastic.
Menu: Seasonal, local
Price: approx €30 for 3 courses
Website: De Kas
Address: Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 4624562
Transit: Tram 9 from Central Station, see 9292.nl
Julius Bar & Grill
Julius is an ideal restaurant for a networking dinner with clients or a celebratory meal with colleagues. They have three private dining areas and the possibility of large tables for groups in the restaurant. Their smallest space, dubbed The Winery, is perfect for a private meal for 6 surrounded by bottles of wine. The Boardroom fits 24 people and has leather sofas and a fireplace! The menu is quite meaty but there are options for fish eaters and vegetarians as well. In fact their grilled romanesco is super tasty.
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
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.
Beer lovers will enjoy dining at this casual restaurant and brewery with great hearty meals like burgers and roast chicken that pair perfectly with craft beer. Brouwerij Troost can arrange a private party at one of their three locations for up to 100 people, and you can even have your own tap!
Price: approx €12 for main course
Neighborhood: West, Oost, de Pijp
Website: Brouwerij Troost
Address 1: Pazzanistraat 25, Amsterdam
Address 2: Cornelis Troostplein 21, Amsterdam
Address 3: Land van Cocagneplein 1A, Amsterdam
Contact: see here for emails and phone numbers for each location
Transit: 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 random 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
Another casual dining option for a large and disorganized group is De Foodhallen. This might be a good choice if you are in town with a group of colleagues who want a bite to eat in a festive location but don’t necessarily want to sit down to a formal meal. Since there are many options to choose from at the Foodhallen everyone can get something they like. Vegetarians and carnivores can dine together with no problem, and you can have Indian flavors while your friend has sushi, another person can eat a burger while their neighbors share charcuterie. Another bonus is that everyone can easily pay for themselves without splitting a check. The space also has a beer bar and great G&Ts.
One caveat is that the Foodhallen can get crowded so it could be difficult to find a seat together especially on weekend evening.
Also check out Kanarie Club next door which has plenty of space for large group dinners.
Menu: almost everything
Price: approx €10 for main course
Neighborhood: Oud West
Website: De Foodhallen
Address: Bellamyplein 51, Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 420 18 25
Transit: Trams 7 or 17 from Central Station 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
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. And if you have a suggestion for a restaurant for large groups we didn’t mention, please let us know! New spots are opening all the time.
Come back soon for a list of hidden locations where you can have a private dining experience with your friends, family or colleagues in an old warehouse, canal boat or “huiskamer” restaurant. And also private event locations where you can host a meeting, conference, product launch or party!
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