Indulge in international cuisine in Amsterdam
At Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, our on-site restaurant and bar provide guests with delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our sophisticated restaurant Carstens offers all-day dining and is ideal for a casual meet-up. Contemporary design and a relaxed ambience combine to create the perfect setting for our delicious international cuisine with Dutch influences. Head to the VIC's BAR to enjoy homemade pastries, freshly brewed coffee and a smooth jazz soundtrack. A selection of international spirits, local beers and enticing à la carte dishes is also available. If your feet are tired from a walking tour of Amsterdam or you need to work late into the night, you can order a quiet meal from the 24-hour room service menu.
Dutch with a twist
Carstens Amsterdam is a brasserie with the main focus on quality Dutch products. The menu showcases a long list Dutch ingredients naturally grown on these very shores. Experience the surprising flavours of the Veluwe region as well as the catch of the day from the North Sea. It is, in essence, Dutch with a twist. We are proud to announce Maik Kuijpers as the concept chef, complemented by Timo van der Stad and chef Rick van der Meij with Lindenhoff farm as our supplier. Together, we look forward to delivering culinary excellence to all who dine with us.
Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 06:30 – 10:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00 (Only served on Friday)
Dinner: 18:00 – 22:00
Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast: 07:00 – 11:00
Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
Dinner: 18:00 – 22:00
The hotel breakfast will be served at Carstens
Groups & Events
Special occasions in life call for a special venue. Located opposite Amsterdam Central Station, Carstens takes you on a culinary journey through the Netherlands offering seating for up to 60 guests. Working mainly with Dutch produce or ingredients linked to the country. Expect recognizable flavours, yet served in a different way. Nothing too far-fetched, just tasty. From dinners to tailor-made shared lunches or festive parties, Carstens can cater for all your needs. Please enquire with the Meeting and Events team for more information.
- Set menu €39,00
- Shared dining €49,00
- Menu luxe €59,00
Gault & Millau
Carstens received 14 of the maximum 20 points from the renowned Gault & Millau, a beautiful score. Since 1969, Gault & Millau has been an important - and now international - restaurant guide in gastronomy when it comes to quality food and drinks. We are beyond proud of our Carstens team, a milestone in our ongoing journey.
At the end of the 19th century, the industrial revolution began in Amsterdam. The Victoria Hotel was part of this transformation, as a plan to attract affluent tourists from overseas. Victoria Hotel, as you see it today, still retains some of its heritage dating back to the 17th century. Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam has paid homage to two remaining 17th century houses that still exist in their own right along the damrak, now operating as souvenir shops. These two buildings originally housed a tailor and a liquor retailer.
VIC’s BAR takes on a modern approach, showcasing an international cocktail menu, some seasonal bites, a roaring fire with dj sets Friday and Saturday. We pride ourselves on being the perfect escapism from the bustle of the Damrak.
Sunday – Thursday: 10.00 am – 00.00 am
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 01:00 am
Kitchen open daily: 9.00 am – 10.30 pm