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Greetje

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Binnenstad
Dutch, Delicatessen
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Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 7797450
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A great restaurant in Amsterdam for experiencing delicious Dutch food in a...
A great restaurant in Amsterdam for experiencing delicious Dutch food in a friendly and cosy atmosphere.Quote from the New York Times T-Magazine December 21st, 2010:"I finally found a real taste of Holland. And it was so good, I’ve been back several times since. Located in the leafy district surrounding the Montelbaanse Tower, one of the prettiest parts of the city, this cozy dining room with wood-plank floors, bare wooden tables and old-fashioned wallpaper, is run by René Loven, who named it after his mother, an apparently gifted home cook whose smiling face appears on the cover of the menu. The place is invariably packed with a jolly crowd of locals sating themselves on beautifully cooked versions of the comfort food they loved to eat as children".Quote from the Washington Post article May 11th, 2008: "Named for the owner's mother, this cozy restaurant may be the best example of contemporary Dutch cooking outside a home. Here's the place to try tiny, tender local shrimp; delicate slices of Dutch lamb dressed up with chive-flecked potato salad; lightly smoked eel with herbed mayonnaise; and the tasty North Sea fish known as tub gurnard."
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
5 Star Food - Simply Superb !

This Restaurant is passionate about fine food and quality produce, and it is this philosophy that underpins every dish. The effort, preparation and presentation of every meal sets this Restaurant above the rest. For starters we were served complimentary Organic nutty bread, then a serving of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Steak wasn't very good. The appetizer was a mushed ball of meat and pickle slice. Good if you're a "food network" "foodie" that appreciates over the top "concepts" in their food. If you're looking for a decent meal - avoid.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This Restaurant is passionate about fine food and quality produce, and it is this philosophy that underpins every dish. The effort, preparation and presentation of every meal sets this Restaurant above the rest. For starters we were served complimentary Organic nutty bread, then a serving of herbed curd. Different, interesting and very tasty ! The Organic Mushroom soup - truly... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A Brit would call this applying high-tea form to dinner content. OK bite-size might not suit all, but there are so many bites and in such variety that I don't think it would be possible to leave here hungry. And nothing is generic - flavour and presentation bespeak detail and thought. The ambience is very pleasant, and while it is... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I got mixed feelings about this Place. We shared the large starter platter and added the sandwiches with fois gras and the black pudding so we got small samplers of all the appetizers. Some like the soup and the sugarbread with fois gras was great while some of the fish treats really didnt taste much at all. My main was... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The reviews were great so we booked a table for five. Being a vegetarian, I checked the menu online and found interesting options. The descriptions and the pricing made me think that this was going to be a great night. The service was at first attentive if a little creepy. My starter was 'pan fried cookies of hot lightning' which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Ate here and found the food to be of excellent standard. The pork belly and sea bass mains where both a very good follow on from the entree tasting plate consisting of a selection of all entrees.The restaurant setting was also appealing as it was by no means cramped inside. Most impressive was the staff who after a conversation I... More 

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The Road
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Because we tend to always go back to our old favourite restaurants when in Amsterdam, on this visit we made a conscious effort to try somewhere new that serves traditional Dutch food. We were glad we did! The physical space is very nice (though if you have a problem with stairs, be warned!). We ordered from the set menu, one... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Despite our late arrival and the kitchen about to close we were greeted and made comfortable rather than hurried. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food excellent.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A quirky restaurant away from the traditional areas of Amsterdam eateries, the down to earth and genuinely pleasant and professional waiting staff make this a pleasure to have a meal here. Informal internal decor and surround, the Dutch food is excellent with unusual styles and dishes. Set or a la carte this overall is one of the most relaxing environments... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We recently had dinner at Greetje and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience from beginning to end. Being a party of 20, we booked ahead and decided on a menu with special selections for guests suffering from food allergies. The communication with the restaurant team was friendly, hassle-free and straight-forward. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed and the maitre explained... More 

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Additional Information about Greetje

Address: Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 7797450
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Binnenstad
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 33 - 72
Cuisine: Dutch, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Binnenstad
  • Neighborhood: Binnenstad
  • Phone Number: +31 20 7797450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 72
  • Cuisine: Dutch, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

A great restaurant in Amsterdam for experiencing delicious Dutch food in a friendly and cosy atmosphere.Quote from the New York Times T-Magazine December 21st, 2010:"I finally found a real taste of Holland. And it was so good, I’ve been back several times since. Located in the leafy district surrounding the Montelbaanse Tower, one of the prettiest parts of the city, this cozy dining room with wood-plank floors, bare wooden tables and old-fashioned wallpaper, is run by René Loven, who named it after his mother, an apparently gifted home cook whose smiling face appears on the cover of the menu. The place is invariably packed with a jolly crowd of locals sating themselves on beautifully cooked versions of the comfort food they loved to eat as children".Quote from the Washington Post article May 11th, 2008: "Named for the owner's mother, this cozy restaurant may be the best example of contemporary Dutch cooking outside a home. Here's the place to try tiny, tender local shrimp; delicate slices of Dutch lamb dressed up with chive-flecked potato salad; lightly smoked eel with herbed mayonnaise; and the tasty North Sea fish known as tub gurnard."
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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