The Netherlands has a strong Turkish community, with plenty of great local bakeries, kebab joints and places to eat across the country. To celebrate this delicious cuisine, we’ve rounded up our picks of the best Turkish restaurant in the Netherlands.
From fine dining restaurants in Amsterdam to homey cooking and grilled meats in Eindhoven, there’s some top quality Turkish eats here.
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This charming restaurant has an elegant setting with a very pretty back terrace that juts right onto the water. With a menu chock full of Turkish favourites, you’ll enjoy excellent Turkish dishes made by talented chefs. Must-eats include the tender, stewed lamb shoulder or the duck breast with dried fruits and nut stew.
Another scenic waterfront restaurant, this Eindhoven spot is a little gem for authentic Turkish food. They stick to classical recipes here for a proper taste of Turkey, using fresh ingredients prepared the traditional way. The restaurant decor is beautiful too, with colourful lanterns and Turkish rugs.
Make your way to either the De Pijp or Amsterdam West location to enjoy a meal at this Mediterranean-Turkish restaurant. Dishes include fresh salads and mezes, with charcoal-grilled meat and fish.
Products such as pomegranate sauce, spices, pepper puree, olive oil and chickpeas are imported exclusively for Orontes. So, you can be sure of a true Turkish feast.
The dishes here come from North Africa and from Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran, so it’s a tasty fusion of vibrant flavours. Sitting here along the canals with a platter of cold meze and a glass of raki in the summertime is a real joy. Expect dishes such as puff pastry filled with spinach, eggplant, cheese and herbs or baked anchovies with pomegrante dressing.
With excellent quality ingredients and authentic eats, Mezze is a must on any list of the best Turkish restaurants in the Netherlands. It has a lovely family feel to it with friendly staff who are happy to explain each dish. The mezze platter to share is divine, as is their charcoal-grilled seabass and wafer-think baklava for dessert.
Harput has been a local favourite since opening in 1980, and it’s still owned and operated by the same father and son team. With a passion for excellent customer service and a menu full of Turkish dishes, it’s the real deal. Be sure to try the crispy and flavoursome falafel here as well as the bell pepper stuffed with tender mince meat.
This is a proper piece of Turkey right in the heart of Breda, so you’ll soon see why Turks Restaurant Lades has such a loyal local fanbase. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with a stylish dining room and of course, amazing food. If you want to sample the best of Turkish cuisine, you can do so here.