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Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 7797450
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Ranked #140 of 2,287 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $86
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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84% Recommend
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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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New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Having a traditional Dutch background,I was a bit disappointed.they did sat there is a French influence...like the mash with truffles,which I hated.a fascination with beets??? Waiters very friendly,they have no clue of good service though.our table was never cleared of the crumbs of the first bread served.the pork fat was strangely mixed with apples....usually only needed salt and pepper to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We ate at Greetje based upon the recommendation of our concierge at Hotel de L'Europe. The restaurant was about 2 miles from our hotel. We were promptly seated by a waitress immediately upon arrival. We sat upstairs with a nice view of the bustling street below. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived about 7pm but by 8 it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant before we left the UK, and searched it out early in our stay. It was the best place we ate. Not only was the food absolutely delicious but it was suitable for ALL the members of the family. The staff were helpful, and accommodated my 7yr old with food issues, and my one year old... More

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Bern, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went there for dinner 17th of July to celebrate a birthday. All The three of us had the gourmet menu. The quality oft he food was good, but the service was really poor. During dinner nobody cares if there is still wine in your glass and breadcrumbs remain on the table even when you are already at coffee... we don’t... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Delicious Dutch food with a modern presentation. Really fresh ingredients as you might expect, and generous portions for the main courses. We went for the 'deluxe' set menu for two, at 49 Euro per head, and had a champagne starter and just a glass of wine each with the meal. The champagne starters were OK but the flavours were a... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visit this restaurant if you want great food, good service and local delicacies. The food is excellent and the ambiance is typically Dutch. Tables inside and out. If weather permits opt for a street side table and soak up the atmosphere.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The space, service, and especially the elaborate multi-course meal extravaganza, which successfully samples local foods, traditions and culinary heritage of the region. Not to be missed.

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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a place I discovered biking the East Amsterdam in a quiet and beautifull street We had dinner outside with a great view on canals , Full menu ( 39 €) a good price indication of (v) for vegetarian , the beet in a special preparation was great , I had "makerel". Desert ..Very good service , the boss... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

across the Straat from the one to avoid. So having searched Amsterdam, tiny as it may be, overfilled in its confusing streets that are more accurately alleyways, with many restaurants and cafes, I finally chanced on a winner. Have no idea how to pronounce it, Dutch being as hard a language as there is in the world, but it is... More

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