Fred de Leeuw
Serving Amsterdammers the best of meats since 1966.
Must-try 1: With their Wagyu hamburgers, you'll get the best hamburger you’ll ever taste. (also read: best burgers in amsterdam). It's may be best to try out all Wagyu products here.
Must-try 2: the egg-truffle salad, which will also please the vegetarians.
Fred de Leeuw, Utrechtsestraat 92, Centre, Amsterdam.
Hergo, slager met de koksmuts
The butcher with a chef’s hat since 1930. The tag line says it all.
Hergo & Ajax: "Before every European match [Ajax' physiotherapist] Muller required to wear his lucky ski hat - and to supply [the team with] a special sausage, an osseworst from Hergo, the kosher butcher on the Beethovenstraat. Before Ajax's disastrous game against Dukla Prague, Muller's wife forgot to pack the lucky hat. And Hergo was closed, so there was no sausage either. Ajax lost 2-1, and to this day, some of the players blame Muller". Excerpt from the book Brilliant Orange, the neurotic genius of dutch football by David Winner. More about Dutch football. Hergo butcher (and chef) Amsterdam (Oud-)Zuid: Beethovenstraat 49, Maasstraat 53, Buitenveldertselaan 40 and Buitenveldertselaan 166. Amstelveen: Binnenhof 6.
Siem van de Gracht
The best biological butcher in town since 1966 (also read: best organic shops in amsterdam). All meats come from Dutch soil. For example, the beef comes from the Limousin cows who graze on the grasslands of Spaarnwoude, west of Amsterdam. Visit this natural recreation area and try spotting one of these cows!
Siem van de Gracht, Elandsgracht 116a, Jordaan, Amsterdam.
The halal butcher that makes people cross ‘t Ij. Located in Amsterdam-Noord (and next to a Dutch butcher) you’ll find Kaddour. It’s where Moroccan, Turkish and Dutch meat-lovers meet.
Must-try 1: Veal meatballs (100% halal)
Must-try 2: Merguez sausages
Slagerij Kaddour, Ooievaarsweg 12, Amsterdam-Noord and Pampuslaan 22 (extension of Ijburglaan), Ijburg, Amsterdam.
Slagerij Van Dam
First he was a butcher, now the name equals an Amsterdam lunch hotspot, excellent price-quality take-away shop and exclusive catering service. The butcher shop has been open for nearly 50 years.
Must-try: chicken in a bag. Just place the chicken in the bag in the oven for 1,5 hours… and presto… a home-made deliciously grilled chicken.
Slagerij Van Dam, Cornelis Schuytstraat 8-10, Oud-Zuid, Amsterdam.
Sausages from Brandt & Levie - The fresh sausages from Brandt & Levie are sold by the owners Jiri, Geert and Samuel themselves every Saturday at the Zuidermrkt, J. Obrechtplein. Check the website for Amsterdam shops selling Brandt & Levie dried sausages.