The Netherlands is finally mastering the art of a good burger. Lombardo's set the tone with the country's most expensive burger: Wagyu beef served on a brioche, topped with foie gras, Pata Negra Iberico ham, winter truffle and finished with 22 carat gold leaves*. If you don't have E60 to spend this burger, you are not confined to the Golden Arches, nor the famous Dutch 'fast food ATM'. Find here a list of Amsterdam's best burger places.
*Do call Lombardo's that you'd like to have the burger a few days in advance. Lombardo's, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 50, T. 020 4205010
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Burger Bar - the first specialist!
Type of hamburgers: beef burgers, Wagyu beef and Black Angus. Due to its popularity, it can get busy here. But the burgers are surely worth the wait.
Burger Bar, Kolksteeg 2 and Reguliersbreestraat 9, Amsterdam, T. 020.624 9049
Sorel's @ Marriott Hotel
The new midtown bar and lounge of the Marriott Hotel serves a delicious Wagyu beef burger with Gruyere cheese and caramalized onions - the inspiration of this blog post! Of course, there is also a classic burger on the menu.
Marriott Hotel, Stadhouderskade 12 (Leidseplein), Amsterdam. T. 020.607 55 55
Though some were served cold burgers, mine have always been hot and delicious. The menu boasts exotic hamburgers (eg Tuna burger, Spanish lamb burger) and American 'side dishes' as brownies and milkshakes. Burgermeester, Albert Cuypstraat 48 (De Pijp), Elandsgracht 130 (Jordaan), Plantage Kerklaan 37 (Artis), Amsterdam. Open daily from noon till 23h.
Half Moon Lounge @ Hilton Hotel
The Hilton burger is served in every Hilton Hotel and everywhere it is good. (FYI - Photo is not of me eating a Hilton burger).
Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam. T. 020.710 60 00
To quote a friend: "Lust is for a burger lover.. the bloody thing is huge!"
Lust, Runstraat 13, Amsterdam. T. 020.626 57 91
Please mind your arteries.
Maxie Burger @ Brasserie Maxie's
Since I've been eating it at least ten times, it's only fair to blog about it. And what better time to do it in the Superbowl weekend? Brasserie Maxie’s is located in the chic PC Hooftstraat. Now don't think the Maxie Burger is 'PC-style chic' served with foie gras and gold leaves. No, it is huge and served with a side salad, fries and mayonaisse. The large juicy beef patty is topped with a fresh sliced salad, a secret sauce and a fried egg. All of this is served on two large pieces of fluffy Turkish bread. For E14 you have a complete meal. Brasserie Maxie's, PC Hooftstraat 100, Amsterdam.
Sunny’s burger joint
I’m happy I don’t need to make a ranking of the places I’m reviewing… as I wouldn’t know: which burger place I think is the best: BurgerBar, Maxie’s or Sunny’s burger?
At Sunny’s burger joint I enjoyed a chicken burger with the original sauce (E5). It was big, it was juicy and very tasty - not overly greasy and not drenched in sauce. The original sauce has a spicy bite to it, making you long for more*.
*don’t take another one, that’ll make you sick. Rather opt for the home made fries.
As all seats were taken, the owner lead me via the kitchen to the Chinese restaurant next door, which is run by his brother.
an open & clean kitchen.
also on offer:
- regular, original burger E5.30
- 6 divine sauces (free)
- home made fries
- and complimentary smile!
Good to know:
cash only and super-friendly service.
Sunny’s Burger Joint, Leidsekruisstraat 29, Leidseplein area, Amsterdam. Open daily, I presume.
I'll make photos on my next trip. Photo sourced via Mobypicture and Foursquare - thank you Social Medianatics!