Where to Find Good Cheap Eats in Amsterdam

Eating on a budget doesn't have to mean eating bad food. In Amsterdam, there are plenty of places offering freshly made food at reasonable prices. All the places below offer lunch and/or dinner for about € 15 or less, per person.

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Buffet van Odette

Sidewalk terrace on a canal at Buffet van Odette
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Address
Prinsengracht 598, 1017 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone
+31 20 423 6034

Herengracht 309
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (bar to 12 a.m

Featuring farm-fresh meats, bread baked by a traditional local bakery and as many organic ingredients as they can get their hands on, Buffet van Odette has a loyal following of regulars, who come to enjoy big, fresh sandwiches and homemade soups in a quaint, canal-side setting. Even if you stop in for just a coffee and a piece of sinful sticky toffee cake, you may end up opting for a bigger meal once you see the plates. Try the quiche and salad meal for a delicious value.

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Maoz Falafel

Address
Albert Cuypstraat 67, 1072 CN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone
+31 20 370 1635

Albertcuypstraat 67 (near Albert Cuypmarkt)
Damrak 40

Leidsestraat 85
Muntplein 1
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Damrak, to 2 a.m.)
(Albert Cuypstraat: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday from 1 p.m.)

Don't let the word "vegetarian" fool you; the falafel sandwiches and salads at Maoz will fill you up, and at some locations they even offer the shoarma meat shaved from a spit, in addition to the tasty fried chick-pea balls. One of countless falafel shops in Amsterdam, Maoz is certainly one of the cleanest and freshest options. The free condiments bar -- full of fresh and pickled vegetables like cucumber, carrots, beets, tomatoes and cabbage, as well as tahini, garlic and coriander sauces -- helps the meal go a bit further. Order a "Maoz Meal," which comes with a drink and fries for added value.

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Broodje Bert

Broodje Bert is a locals' favorite sandwich shop
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Address
Singel 321, 1012 WK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone
+31 20 623 0382

Singel 321
Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The namesake sandwich at this tiny corner shop features grilled-to-order lamb meatballs on fresh Turkish-style bread and is known around Amsterdam as the cure for a rough night out. The rest of the huge sandwiches, burgers, and omelettes are a great value for money, if not impossible to eat without at least five napkins. In summer, the sidewalk terrace is a favorite sun spot.

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Burger Meester

Address
Albert Cuypstraat 48, 1072 CV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone
+31 88 287 4377

Albert Cuypstraat 48
Elandsgracht 130
Plantage Kerklaan 37 (near Artis Zoo)

Open daily 12 - 11 p.m.

If you've read the reviews of Burger Meester, then you know how much this place is loved. If you haven't read it, you should. And if you're a burger-loving Amsterdam visitor, you should stop by and see what all the buzz is about!

Edited by Kristen de Joseph.

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