Moeders, Amsterdam

Moeders, Amsterdam

Moeders is on nearly every list for a traditional Dutch meal, so it's best to book ahead because the place is usually packed with many tourists who come here to try Dutch food for the first time. The menu covers some tried and true classics, including the ultimate Dutch comfort food, the "stamppot" (a unique combination of potatoes mixed with sauerkraut and gravy, and served here with either a meatball and a sausage or with grilled veggies and melted feta cheese) as well as some more creative dishes (a pumpkin soup of the day).

When it opened in 1990, customers were asked to bring their own plates and photos of their mothers (or "moeders" in Dutch; to which you can contribute your own snapshot) as donations and the decor remains a unique, delightful hotchpotch, just as the food.

To really get the best of everything, order the Dutch Ricedish, which is recommended for a group or a minimum of two persons. This dish comes with Granny's Stewed Beef, Dolly's Hachée (beef stew with onions), stamppot/hotchpotch (mashed potatoes with sauerkraut), boiled potatoes, red cabbage, apple sauce, bacon, and sausage with gravy. It is about €20 per person and worth trying at least once. The meals are a good portion and will leave you full since much of the food is hearty. Of other dishes, the spare ribs really stand out, grilled to perfection with plenty of flavor (the actual taste is like a mix between Asian and European rib, therefore quite unique).

With good Dutch food and beers available, plus friendly service, this welcoming, special place is a definite cure for a cold, rainy day, and a learning experience to be had when in Amsterdam.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 5pm-12am; Sat, Sun: 12-4pm (lunch) / 5pm-12am (dinner)
Kitchen is always open until 10:30pm; last order: 10pm
Closed on Dec 31 (New Year's Eve) and Jan 1 (New Year's Day)

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Sight Name: Moeders
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (See walking tours in Amsterdam)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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