While there are quite a couple of places to get the best burgers of Amsterdam, we narrowed our selection down to five.
A burger joint set up by TV-celebrity and Michelin star awarded chef Robert Kranenborg. Thrill Grill claims to have the best burgers in town and they might be right. After acclaimed success two more Thrill Grills were opened. Another one in Amsterdam and one in the cosy city of Haarlem, just 15 miles west of Amsterdam.
They claim all their ingredients are locally sourced and environmentally friendly. Next to burger patties made out of premium Dutch beef they also offer burgers with chicken, salmon, sausage or vegetarian ones. We don’t know if they’re technically still burgers then, but we do know they are mighty tasty!
The original Thrill Grill is located at Gerard Doustraat 98 in De Pijp district. Take tram #42 and get of at Marie Heinekenplein. Or take subway #52 and get of at station De Pijp.
Ter Marsch & Co
Originally from Rotterdam, Ter Marsch & Co opened two locations in Amsterdam too. After winning the title of best Burger of Rotterdam, Ter Marsch & Co even had some national and international fame. They won the award of best burger of The Netherlands in 2015 and 2020. Ter Marsch also finished 12th at the Hamburger World Cup (yes, it exists) with their burger masterpiece The Royal Dutch.
Next to all their award wining burgers, they also serve award winning fries. Read about it on their website, on which they list all the awards they’ve won with their culinary creations.
The first location of Ter Marsch is located at Kalverstraat 96, the second location is at Vijzelstraat 4. Both locations are walking distance from Subway station Rokin.
Since opening in 2012, The Butcher became so succesful, they opened a couple more locations, even abroad in places like Manchester and Berlin. The name derives from their search for the perfect burger meat, finally picking Aberdeen Angus beef as their meat of choice.
The Butcher is known for its large selection of different burgers, with some original names like Silence of the Lamb, The Codfather or Morning Glory. As a side dish for your burger they serve their famous Butcher Fries or fries made out of sweet potato among other things.
All together Amsterdam has 4 locations of which the one at The Albert Cuypstraat 129 is the original one. Take tram #42 and get of at Marie Heinekenplein. Or take subway #52 and get of at station De Pijp. For more locations visit their website.
Vegan Junk Food Bar
The Vegan Junk Food Bar (VJFB) is the place to go if you do love hamburgers, but don’t love eating meat. It’s almost a paradox, but this place makes it happen. In a very colorful atmosphere with graffiti on the wall they serve their masterpiece vegan creations; delicious meat-free burgers on colorful buns.
Next to burgers they serve a lot of other good stuff, like nachos, salads and even vegan wings and ribs. And another thing special about this place is that its a burger joint with a license to sell alcohol. So if you like a nice wine or good draft beer to quench your thirst while enjoying a burger, the Vegan Bar makes it happen!
The VJFB has 3 locations in Amsterdam, next to a couple of locations in other cities in The Netherlands, Spain and Germany. The two locations in Amsterdam where they also serve alcohol are at Marie Heinekenplein 9 and Regulierdwarsstraat 57. For the fisrt one take subway #52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. The second one is located at Staringplein 22 and is close by to tram stop Rhijnvis Feithstraat that serves trams #1 and #7.
Burger ‘n Shake
If you’re looking for gourmet burgers, but not for a gourmet price, Burger ‘n Shake will cater to your needs! All their burgers are made of organic meat and halal. Next to tasty burgers they also serve different hot dogs and some delicious milkshakes made of organic Dutch milk.
They have 3 locations in Amsterdam, Land van Cocagneplein 1D in east and Van Limburg Stirumstraat 24 and Osdorpplein 47, both in West.