I’m a big fan of food, trying different cuisines, new things and it can’t be spicy enough. But still, I’m a boy who grew up in a small village in Holland so there is still a part of me longing for traditional Dutch food. It’s not the stamppot I long for but the typical stew only my grandma could make or the “kipsaté” (a fusion of Dutch and Indonesian) with prawn crackers and fries. Luckily, between all the Chinese, Indian, fast food and other restaurants, some restaurants in Amsterdam do have the original Dutch cuisine.
Café Sonneveld is located in the middle of the Jordaan, Amsterdam’s most famous and oldest neighbourhood. I admit, it’s also the most touristic one and you will spot tourists when you decide to lunch or have dinner here. But I can’t blame them, the food is good. The combination of the good prices and the most charming hostess you will ever meet, Café Sonneveld is a good spot for a regular, not fancy, nothing special, but fulfilling dinner. The fries are their must try and so is their German schnitzel (not original Dutch, but a country’s favourite). So when I miss my mum’s or grandmother’s food, Café Sonneveld is a good spot to search for something Dutch with the charm of Amsterdam.