There are quite a few cafes and restaurants in the area around Museum Het Grachtenhuis. We’ve picked a few that we like based on quality and value for the money.
Broodje Bert – This little eatery on the corner of Singel (#321) and Wolvenstraat canal bridge is not your ordinary sandwich shop. The food has a slight Mediterranean flavor and, for a sandwich, the portions are sizable, so come here with an appetite! We liked the two house specials: grilled chicken filet with garlic sauce and the ‘Homemade Broodje Bert Burger’ (a juicy lamb burger). Both were served on a pile of wild greens, tomato, and fresh corn with ciabatta bread on the side. You can assemble your own sandwich, or eat these as a salad with the bread on the side and the sauce for dipping. It was much easier to eat using knife and fork. The interior of Broodje Bert is a tight squeeze, but there’s seating at the bar where you can watch the cooks, at the window with a view of the canal, or outside at one of the few sidewalk tables.
Greenwoods English Tea Room & Restaurant – Serves breakfast, lunch, high tea, and dinner. We stopped in for lunch and had the steak sandwich with garlic butter and fries (the special that day) and the lamb burger with blue cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions. Both were good, but the service was a bit slow and prices are a little higher. Greenwoods is located at Keizersgracht, 465.