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Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 7797450
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Ranked #189 of 2,485 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $34 - $74
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dutch
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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263 reviews 263 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were told by our concierge that this was one of the best Dutch food restaurants in Amsterdam. In the first place it was almost empty albeit inviting with an open kitchen and friendly servers. The food was exceptionally bland and uninspiring regrettably even though the chef tried to put a trendy spin on it. Overall terribly uninspiring and expensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Enjoyed a set dinner menu here celebrating the special birthday. Great Attention from young staff who had an understanding of the menu. Not rushed and everything well presented, fresh and tasty

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Guildford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I pre-booked this in advance of our trip, based on the good reviews - really pleased we went and the food was lovely, all seasonal ingredients and I'm assuming was Dutch style. Unusually I chose the veggie option (I'm very much a meat-eater), but it sounded so delicious I opted for it and I wasn't disappointed! My husband and I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to Greetje on the 2nd Jan and had a fabulous time, good food, good humored service, lovely wine and a fun atmosphere. This restaurant is very dutch and I mean that in a good way, discrete, direct, thoughtful, cultured and subtle all at once. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This small and intimate family owned restaurant is apparently a local favorite, and our family (all adults) had a great meal there.

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just arrived in Amsterdam and having checked into our hotel, we were looking for a restaurant with Dutch cooking. This is a gem. Just round the corner from our hotel, and about 10 minutes walk from Central Station. We chose the 3-course set menu (we had a limited budget and not-huge appetites). Fish was delicious as was the venison stew.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Be fair: have you ever seen a restaurant advertising they are Dutch? We Dutch will never be as the French or Italians BUT this Dutch restaurant truly brings good quality for money Dutch cuisine to you. Old dutch ingredients like the Pastinaak and Spuit, find their way on the menu. 3 course menu is fair priced (vegetarian bitterballen, rode poon,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

For years I worked right around the corner from this restaurant, and only recently did I discover it. From the outside it looks modest, but inside it is very cozy and the food is amazing. The next time I have foreign friends over I will bring them here. We had the 3 course menu which has a sample starter and... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went to this restaurant this evening. It was fabulous! I had oxtail soup, stew made with deer, and chocolate mousse. My husband had the veal cheek and creme Brule with liquorice ice cream. Our friend has been here three times this week. We discovered this restaurant approximately two years ago. It is clearly one of the best places we... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Came here after a long day of sightseeing and it was just what the doctor ordered. unfussy, friendly service. The food was lovely with a touch of the unusual in that they focus on traditional dutch flavours, hence the bread was served with 2 spreads: schmaltz and a beetroot butter. We tried the set menu and it was lovely -... 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 34 - 74
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Dutch

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