Nam Kee has somewhat of an iconic status in the Dutch capital, serving terrific dim sum, duck and pancakes and, perhaps what it’s most well known for, oysters in black bean sauce. If you needed any proof of its popularity, there’s actually three branches across the city, so if it’s too busy, shoot off to New King (Zeedijk 115-117, 625 2180) or Nam Tin (Jodenbreestraat 11-13, 428 8508) nearby.
In Amsterdam, you have a choice. You can spend your days queuing for the most TikTok-hyped eateries, and your evenings splashing out on a Michelin-star meal before bar hopping to your heart’s content. Or you can hire a bike for next to nothing, drink bottled beer by the canal, and eat cheap. Or, yes, you can do a little of both. The choice is yours.
But if you’re a little strapped for cash and looking for something closer to the latter, then you’re in luck. Here at Time Out, we’ve scoured the city for the best cheap eats around, without sacrificing on any deliciousness. In fact, whatever your budget, you might find yourself returning to these spots again and again and again. Here are the best cheap eats in Amsterdam.
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