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Mealtimes

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Mealtimes

Here in NYC we have pre-theatre and after theatr dinner, but the most popular hour is generally 8:00 for dinner.

Paris is 1:00 for lunch and 9:00 for dinner....Madrid/Barcelona 10:00 and after for dinner.

What are the most popular/general times for lunch and dinner in Amsterdam?

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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 :-)

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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Hi Geordy,

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 :-)

Enjoy!

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Thanks all for the info. I'll be dining in Amsterdam 2 weeks from today!

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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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