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Amsterdam: Dutch Bitterballen and Croquette Tasting

Amsterdam: Dutch Bitterballen and Croquette Tasting

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Taste the traditional Dutch snacks of bitterballen and croquettes in a restaurant located in the old waiting room of the central station.

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  • Visit a historical restaurant in a monumental building, dating from 1885
  • Discover the secrets of platform 2B inside the Amsterdam Central Station
  • See for yourself the best train station restaurant according to the British newspaper the Guardian
  • Learn about famous architect Pierre Cuypers who also designed the Rijksmuseum
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Enjoy a delicious meal at the Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas inside Amsterdam Centraal Station at platform 2B.

Taste 6 different types of croquettes and bitterballen while you enjoy a glass of Heineken draft beer, house wine or a soft drink. Also try veal bitterbal, Peking duck bitterbal, Thai Green Curry bitterbal, cheese arugula croquette, chicken satay croquette and shrimp croquette.

The friendly and knowledgeable waiters will explain the different dishes and you will be given a sheet with additional gastronomic information. The result is an experience of comfort, style, and quality.

The restaurant is a hidden gem (a sister of the Rijksmuseum) with a stunning view of the Old City Centre. Experience travel back through time, as the restaurant is located in the former 1st class waiting rooms.

Between 1881 and 1889, master builder Pierre Cuypers from Roermond designed the Amsterdam Central Station. His craftsmanship is highly praised and he is often seen as the man who revived architecture in the Netherlands. The old waiting rooms are fully renovated (including the sign indicating the waiting times) which takes you back in time.

The famous, monumental restaurant is considered by The Guardian as one of the top 10 best station restaurants in Europe and is a melting pot of national and international guests.

  • 6 different types of croquettes and bitterballen
  • Table water
  • 1 drink per person (draft beer, house wine and soft drink)
  • Extra drinks or snacks

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Meeting point

Grand Café Restaurant 1e klas. Use the staircase in the Cuyper Hall in the Amsterdam Central Station. Please arrive on time and upon arrival ask for the floor manager. Address: Stationsplein 15

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3.8 /5

based on 39 reviews

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The food was amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. Would absolutely recommend. My only warning is that the bitterballen is a lot hotter than it seems, it felt cool when I picked it up yet still burnt my mouth quite badly. For those new to bitterballen, check the temperature inside before eating whole

May 21, 2022

You really can't call this a tasting. Rather an expensive appetizer. You each get 6 croquettes and a sheet explaining the restaurant and the croquettes. You also get these all served together on a plank covered in salad. We noticed that 1 species was not on our shelf, when we asked about this, they were put on our table after about 10 minutes.

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December 21, 2022

This tasting is downright a disgrace and a farmer's deception, €31.50 for two people, while you only get 6 very small mini bitterballen/croquettes and 1 drink! positive !

November 22, 2022

Product ID: 383536