Well the dutch have lunch between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm . But we dutch have dinner pretty early : between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm. But you can have dinner after 7.00 pm :-)
well I was not aware of an official time for any meal , I choose to eat my main meal around 3pm and if I get hungury in the evening I have a small snack.
Gee Geoff, as a tourist one kind of likes to go out to dinner...so what time would be most acceptable. not talkng rules...just suggestions!
I find that for me the best time to eat is when I am hungry. We had many lonely meals in Paris because people in Paris eat much later than I am accustomed to. It sounds like we may have more competition for a table in Amsterdam.
hi geordy , its difficult to say a time but I wouldnt leave it too late. Anytime between 6pm and 9pm. Many restaurants open around 5pm and do tend to be closed before midnight. This is not a hard and fast rule. If you care to check www.amsterdam-eating.com or www.iens.nl , most restaurants on there give you their opening times. Happy dining !! geoff
We just returned for A'dam. We saw most places were open all day. People seem to sit around and people watch a lot. Most of the places we had dinner opened around 5pm but did not start filling up until after 6pm. We went a little early, usually around 6pm, so that we did not have problems finding a table or with service being slow due to the place being so full.
In Holland we have dinner around 19.00, lunch in between 13.00 and 15.00. So a bit earlier than the southern europeans (it's because of the weather and the working hours...). There a a few restaurants in Amsterdam especially where the kitchen is open till 0.00. Most of the kitchen close around 22.30; the restaurant (ofcourse) stays open :-)
Thanks all for the info. I'll be dining in Amsterdam 2 weeks from today!
And if you feel like eating really late, try Holland Casino near the Leidseplein. Their restaurant is open every day until 2am and the food is quite good! :-)
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