A real treasure just a short walk from Centraal station, primarily due to the charismatic and slightly bonkers owner Frits and his enigmatically smiling wife. It has a garish scarlet interior reminiscent of an old-fashioned American diner on acid, and a simple menu of Dutch favorites like bitterballen and croquettes is served all day. Come evening, there is often live music—but if not, you can fall back on the well-stocked jukebox and dance around the stripper’s pole. It’s often open very late, dependent on the mood of Frits.