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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 - 10:00 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
Good food and homely feeling

6 of us visited Amsterdam mid of April. At the suggestion of our tour guide, we dined in Greetje. We were not disappointed. We wanted to booked our table for Sat or Sunday but they were full. We fianlly had ours on Monday. The restaurant is within walking distance from our hotel which is turn is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Lionel L
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Hong Kong
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Northeast
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting of historical building, charming interior, nice neighborhood in Amsterdam. The food is based on traditional Dutch food and was very tasty and well presented. I would certainly go back again for the ambiance and the food. Unfortunately, the waitstaff was bad: a bunch of young men frenetically moving about the small restaurant without much attention to the clients'... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

6 of us visited Amsterdam mid of April. At the suggestion of our tour guide, we dined in Greetje. We were not disappointed. We wanted to booked our table for Sat or Sunday but they were full. We fianlly had ours on Monday. The restaurant is within walking distance from our hotel which is turn is near to the Centraal... More 

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Hull
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant was an absolute gem The building is old and has great atmosphere. The chef is quite brilliant dishes interesting attractive to look at and delicious. We both had the menu that allows you a sample of all the starters and all the deserts it was a real delight. One of the best meals I have had for some... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very good food, staff and atmosphere for an even so good balance between price and quality . Easy access food with specialties like beetroot butter etc. An eye for detail and very warm atmosphere. Good for locals and foreigners alike.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went twice in three nights of a recent Amsterdam stopover. Incredibly charming with great service and respect for food. A warm, welcoming and relaxing ambiance, thanks to staff and other guests. Bolted back a second time after dropping out of a reservation at a frenetic, hip-happening spot. First night, had a Vermeer painting view of the local canal, second visit... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a wonderful meal at Greetjes, lovely atmosphere and very friendly efficient staff - the owner communicated with me personally as I planned my special day with family meeting me in Amsterdam. The taster menu with a very varied and traditional selection reminded me of some of Oma's cooking in Zeeland and this was a nostalgia trip after all. What... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here with my family. We all really enjoyed our meals, with two of our group incredibly impressed with their veal! The wait staff were very friendly and helpful and really went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. We weren't under pressure to eat and we really enjoyed taking our time... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by the concierge at the Grand Amrath Hotel down the street and since it was our last night in town, we decided to try it out. We were not disappointed. The owner, Rene and his staff were more than welcoming and immediately made us feel at home. We chose the Greetje Deluxe pre-fix option and were... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant left us disappointed. It was our first night out in Amsterdam and we were looking forward to taste some local Dutch food. This however felt like a tourist trap. The food lacked taste and the presentation of it was boring. Our next nights out we luckily had some some excellent food experiences, to outweigh this bad one. Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I recently visited Greetje with my husband.It was a Thursday evening but the restaurant was full.Consequently the staff were busy but very welcoming and attentive.We both had the 39 euro menu which was excellent.We were staying in the center of Amsterdam so it was a pleasant walk away for us but it would definitely be worth a taxi ride if... More 

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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 - 71
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?