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Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 7797450
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Ranked #122 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $84
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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tried the mustard soup and enjoyed it. I had the mackerel which was very good. The four of us enjoyed this place as a friendly restaurant doing the Dutch traditional dishes in a very nice way.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Housed a little out of the way with authentic a Dutch "shabby chic" setting, this restaurant provides a feast of authentic Dutch cooking and a warm welcome. With all the tourist orientated restaurants in Amsterdam it is great to see one full of locals enjoying what may be the best Dutch food in Amsterdam. Great and helpful staff. One not... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Many thanks to René T Loven and his Team for a wonderful night! We visited to celebrate Katrins 30th Birthday! René Served us a wonderful meal with a selection of Dutch Starters and Deserts, presentation and the most important, a restaurant owner who loves what he does, and takes the time to engage in conversation with his guests. thank you,... More

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Boise idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

With wife and her three girlfriends, we enjoyed the best meal of our trip here..the service was outstanding, the food was delicious, the owner was a truly fine gent, who made us feel very special. Absolutely go here..get the six course, which means you get all appetizers and deserts on the menu along with main course.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Having no idea what authentic Dutch cuisine is my sister arranged for a dinner at greet me on our first evening in Amsterdam and what a wonderful treat it was. The food was great using high quality ingredients and beautifully presented . The owner and wAit staff were so welcoming and helpful. I will return when I am in Amsterdam... More

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Came here with wife on Tuesday night. Got reservations over the phone an hour or two before arriving. Definitely need to reserve as they are fully booked. The restaurant has excellent service and their staff is super friendly. They are apt and able to answer and recommend suggestions. The place serves authentic Dutch foods and has a menu that allows... More

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