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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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Today
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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  • 25
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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
STILL WONDERFUL

I was at this wonderful restaurant last year and had a very good overall experience. This year, I was back in Amsterdam again and had dinner at Greetje. The food was a good as I had remembered. I had the set with the seasonal as asparagus as my mains and it was sublime. The service staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was at this wonderful restaurant last year and had a very good overall experience. This year, I was back in Amsterdam again and had dinner at Greetje. The food was a good as I had remembered. I had the set with the seasonal as asparagus as my mains and it was sublime. The service staff were very polite and... More 

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Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable dinner. Friendly and very solicitous personnel who go out of their way to make your meal a very enjoyable experience. Despite our very big group, we all had wonderful time. Thank you very much!

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The quality of food was good and the service was excellent. We had the 39 euro tasting and it was a perfect amount of food. It was a bit far to get to from our hotel but we ventured to try this spot. We loved how our pork was prepared. Loved the freshness of ingredients, the licorice twig at the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting to read the variety of reviews... we have to go with the positives. With a party of 6, we ordered a variety of dishes, including a sampler of the deserts for 2 - it served all six of us - and a sampler of the appetizers - also plentiful. I had the braised veal and my wife the fried... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not very good. The restaurant seems complacent, resting on the laurels of good reviews. Starters ok. Mains were very bland with no seasoning. And pork belly should be cooked for hours and have crackling. It was rubbery and bland. Not good. Service was bad we had to grab our own menus. Over priced for what it is. It was a... More 

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Berlin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went here with a group of 19 people. The staff was helpful but overchallenged. Service lagged significantly towards the end. The bill was too high for what was offered. Luckily we did not have the table on the way to the loo, man did I feel sorry for those guys...

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I loved the atmosphere of this place. The place is charm and the service is very good. I ordered a dish with cod fish and it was delicious, my wife ordered the veal and it was awesome too.

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We knew going in that this was an old school type spot serving super traditional Dutch fare, which we wanted to try out. We went in shortly after opening, about 6:15, with our daughter, who is 2 years old. We were told we could sit if she was not loud- fine by us, as she is low key and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Great helpful service, and excellent food. Quiet and perfect with family, friends or couples. Since 8 years living here, this is the first time I taste a real good Dutch meal. Highly recommended

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

This gorgeous traditional little Dutch restaurant is well worth a visit - lots of local dishes and friendly atmosphere.

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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