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Greetje

Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 7797450
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Ranked #116 of 2,322 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $38 - $82
Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dutch
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
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."

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Amsterdam, we had the pleasure of dining at Greetje, a fantastic little Dutch restaurant on Pepperstraat. Original farm to table offerings include fresh farm eggs, potato salad, puff pastry pie with mushrooms, Mackerel, creme brulee and much more!! Nice wine list and very efficient, friendly service. Our best dinner in a European trip that included... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had an absolutely fabulous dinner. All four of us chose the 3-course dinner with the sampler of all starters and desserts on the menu. Indeed it was a sampler but the size of each sample was so generous as to make the total almost a meal in itself. “In-between” you also have a regular main dish. The food was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Delicious meal, dutch home cooking with interesting presentation in a white tablecloth setting. II had the three course prix fixe and it was fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This Restaurant was absolutely amazing!! 4 of us went for a music festival in July 2014 and decided to eat out on a Friday. I was recommended this restaurant by a work colleague in London. I called up and booked a table a few days in advance. Very friendly staff. On arrival at the restaurant, we were met by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place definitely met our expectations, we had the shareable starter and desert, with the veal speciality as a main course. It was my girlfriend's birthday and the entire waiting staff (and, surprisingly, the chef!) came to sing her well wishes, although it would have worked better if they had asked her name before hand.. At times, due to the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I enjoyed this a lot. Never had schmaltz before. The food, service and decor were impeccable. The manager was very attentive. One of the best dinners I had in two weeks in Amsterdam.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A fabulous selection of modern Dutch food which was very interesting, different & delicious. Service can be on the slow side but this is a busy & popular place with good reason. Fabulous cocktail bar directly opposite.

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a small jewel of a restaurant. The food glorious and the owner very attentive. We wanted high end dutch food and it was fabulous. Be sure to make reservations early, its so worth it.

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We showed up at Greetje without a reservation and the staff found us a table. We had heard this restaurant had authentic Dutch cuisine. We were not disappointed. The food was so good and the service was amazing. We were always checked on and the staff made sure we had everything we needed. Ordered their mustard soup. It was to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were lucky to go on a quiet Sunday August evening, when the restaurant wasn't packed. The spaciousness and quiet nicely supplemented the sublime Dutch food -- words I didn't think went together. The service was attentive and helpful. Highly recommended.

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