Dear guests of the Buffet,

Although we would be delighted to reopen, we have decided to keep our restaurant closed until we are allowed to open fully. We are a restaurant that revolves around both indoor & outdoor, lunch & dinner. Who knows if the sun starts to shine in May, we will open a little earlier. You cannot make a reservation for now. We will keep you informed. In the meantime, our store on Weteringstraat will remain open every Friday and Saturday.





For over two decades, BUFFET van Odette (Odette’s Buffet) has been one of Amsterdam’s most cherished places for lunch and dinner. Our beautiful outdoor seating area has a stunning view of the Prinsengracht, and our stylishly decorated dining room is welcoming and cozy.

No matter what time of day you visit Odette’s, you will always find a fine selection of tasty dishes. We serve fish from Frank’s Smokehouse; bread from Hartog’s Bakery; Bocca coffee; and meat, vegetables, and cheeses from De Lindenhoff, a local farm.


In addition to our renowned (truffle cheese) omelettes, we have many other tempting dishes, including a fresh selection of vegetable dishes, served with fresh artisinal bread. We also offer quiches, pastas, delicious coffees, and scrumptious cakes. In the afternoon, enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine with our “aperitivo,” a snack plate with a delightful selection of vegetables, cured meats, and bread. Our dinner menu consists of classic entrees supplemented with rotating seasonal dishes and fine natural wines.

Odette’s Buffet has humble beginnings. In 1994, Odette Rigterink started serving homemade food, which she transported by bicycle, at the Amsterdam restaurant, Enfant Terrible. It was there that she first started serving healthy, simple meals according to her credo, “real food.” In 1998 Odette opened her own small restaurant and take-out shop in the Berenstraat in The Nine Streets area of Amsterdam. In 2001 she relocated her restaurant to the Herengracht. After ten successful years, it was time to move to a larger venue. In 2011, Odette’s Buffet opened in its current location, at Prinsengracht 598. Twenty years after serving her first customers, Odette still follows her original philosophy: everybody deserves a wholesome plate of real food.


Our b&b Bed & Buffet is closed. Our store: Buffet Shop (Weteringstraat 19) is open every Friday and Saturday.


Reservations can soon be made here.

BUFFET van Odette

Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

10.00 – 24.00

Prinsengracht 598
1017 KS Amsterdam

020  423 60 34


Interested in working at the Buffet?

Send your resumé and cover letter to:


At this moment we are looking for experienced waiters with a love for natural wines and good farm to table food