from amsterdam with love

Born in the heart of Amsterdam, made for the heart of Amsterdammers, and open to everyone who has a soft spot for our fair city. It is no coincidence that we took up residence on the Nes, a stone’s throw from Dam Square.  Here we are nestled in one of the oldest streets in the history of Amsterdam, birthplace of the city’s renowned liberal culture.  We are proud to uphold this culture, and embrace it with both heart and soul. Together with Hotel V Nesplein, The Lobby is the perfect place for those to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Join us: we will welcome you with open arms. 

The Lobby stands for: good food, great drinks, and pure ‘gezelligheid’- the best that the city has to offer at the bar, at the table, on your plate and in your glass.  Service is our top priority, so sit back, relax, and enjoy; we are here for you. 

We are always on the look out for friendly, service-minded staff that can make our already-strong crew stronger. Currently we are looking for floor staff and shiftleaders. Know someone who fits the bill, or think that might be you? Get in touch! Send you motivation and CV to




Dutch-style ‘wentelteefjes’ (french toast), home-made granola, american pancakes and out-of-this-world eggs can find it all on our breakfast menu. If it’s fruit or juice that you crave, expect only the most fresh. Whether you are a meat eater or a veggie slayer, we have something for you. 

For those who love a lie-in: if you had a big night last night (which in Amsterdam is entirely possible), our breakfast runs from 07:00 to 11:30.  So go ahead and hit that snooze one more time.  We’ll still be here when you wake, Eggs Bennie at the ready. 

Our wonderful baristas guarantee the best roasted Bocca coffee beans to put a spring in your step and the most adorable latte art on your macchiato to put a smile on your face. Best to reserve ahead; you don’t want to miss this breakfast.


PDF Breakfast menu



For business or pleasure, lunch at The Lobby is the ‘unusual usual’, a hide-away in the middle of the city, a place you can be seen. Take your time tasting your way through our extensive menu. We experiment with creative combinations to surprise your taste buds at every turn.

Prefer a quick and light lunch? Choose from our à la carte menu. Or would you rather take your time and make an afternoon of it? Whichever way you want it, we are certain that our regularly changing menu will surprise you. Mouth-watering and made from pure, whole ingredients, our dishes are kept as local and seasonable as possible. And don’t forget our now-famous Flammkuchen. We were one of the first to introduce this Alsatian dish to the city, and remain one of the best places to try it. 

Our list of wine and beer is quite unexpected, selected with care and designed to make your lunch that much more enjoyable. And coffee? Don’t even get us started. It’s a hobby that has gotten a little out of hand at The Lobby. Our crew have fun turning your coffee into a work of (latte) art. 

Open from 12:00 to 15:00, best is always to reserve in advance.


PDF Lunch menu
PDF Wine list



Your night begins in style at The Lobby. Whether you are heading over to one of our neighbouring theatres for a show, joining us for the night, or have a big night out in the city planned, our dinner menu serves as a solid foundation for the evening ahead. Strong ingredients merge in refined and delicious combinations on your plate. Spectacular flavours go hand-in-hand with skill, heart, and soul. This is where our chefs really steal the show! Traditional and daring, like Amsterdam itself. 

With our exceptional hand-selected wines, you experience the very best of flavours to surprise your taste buds and pair beautifully with your meal. There might even be a secret book, but that’s…well, that’s a secret. 

And who can forget cocktails (not us!). Start the night off right with our Gin & Tonic menu, or a lovely Dark & Stormy. Don’t see your favourite cocktail on the menu? Try asking for it anyway.

Reserving ahead is always better, Amsterdam’s foodies are already on to us.

Dinner is served from 18:00 to 22:00 every night.
Want to join us for dinner with a group of 6 to a maximum of 10 people? No problem! In that case just send us an email to: and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


PDF Dinner menu
PDF Wine list
PDF Bar menu

The Lobby Restaurant & Bar

Nes 49
1012 KD Amsterdam
(+31) 20-7585275



In the centre of Amsterdam, in the heart of Hotel V Nesplein, you will find The Lobby- a stone’s throw from Dam Square and smack dab in the middle of the theatre district. The Nine Streets of the Jordaan and Central Station are just a short stroll away.

Here you find Amsterdam at its best: culture on the doorstep and hustle just around the corner.


Stay on the right path: with Central Station at your back, walk onto Dam Square and turn left towards the monument.  In the corner of Dam square on your right, you will see the beginning of a street called Nes.  That’s where you can find us.  From Central Station you can also take trams 4, 5, 16, or 24 and get off one stop later at the Dam.  Simple.

Just 2 quick notes:

For dog lovers: We love dogs.... However, from a hygienic point of view, we don't allow dogs in the restaurant.

For smokers: From June 11th, 2018, our terrace will be strictly no-smoking during food service hours (12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:30).  Thank you for keeping this in mind during your visit!