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Greetje

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Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 7797450
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6:00 pm - 10:00 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, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A fine Dutch meal!

Wanted an opportunity to eat like the locals do when the great their guests which is exactly what we got. Great ambiance, fabulous food and good wine list. Really enjoyed the deluxe chef's menu. The staff are fun and helpful. It is relatively expensive, but you get wait you pay for. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Craig H
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The bear wad great (only one type, though) and the food wasn't. It was well cooked and tasty (in a general sense of theese words) but it wasn't the meal we would remember Amsterdam. Cheese menu was not tasty.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wanted an opportunity to eat like the locals do when the great their guests which is exactly what we got. Great ambiance, fabulous food and good wine list. Really enjoyed the deluxe chef's menu. The staff are fun and helpful. It is relatively expensive, but you get wait you pay for. A great evening for the family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Real Dutch Food so be prepared for surprises here. Sugar Toast with Foie Gras followed by Pork and Apple infused mash potatoe to name but a few. The two waiting staff were a bit stretched and therefore service wasnt the best and the food was OK but we went for the real dutch food and were not disappointed with the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a pleasant meal outside in a quiet neighborhood but though dishes were interesting the pork was dry & the fish over cooked. Staff friendly & prices reasonable but hope further Dutch meals are better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You could almost walk past this restaurant situated in a quiet residential street off of prins hendrickkade. The inside is quite formally laid out and looks like what you would expect for a traditional dutch eatery. We were lucky that they had a spare table, having not booked, and were informed that we had the table for two hours. The... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were pleased to have this restaurant recommended by our hotel staff. Located in a residential area not far from the tourist sites. We had the 3 course meal with Jewish matzo ball soup, sea bass and pork belly. The entrees were perfectly prepared. The pork belly tender and tasty. The buttermilk blackberry desert with whipped cream was wonderful! Great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

OK, maybe we were ambitious to go to a Dutch cuisine restaurant, so it may have been a trap for the uninitiated. But side serves of boiled beetroot and potato were not loved. Very downmarket décor. Not to return.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The place was recommended to us by a family we went on safari with. They recommended the duck pate' with he sugared bread. I know it sounds weird, but its delicious. We got to eat out on the street on the bridge of a canal. Great variety, not for the faint heart.. Try! Live! Enjoy! Even my 8 year old... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Steak wasn't very good. The appetizer was a mushed ball of meat and pickle slice. Good if you're a "food network" "foodie" that appreciates over the top "concepts" in their food. If you're looking for a decent meal - avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This Restaurant is passionate about fine food and quality produce, and it is this philosophy that underpins every dish. The effort, preparation and presentation of every meal sets this Restaurant above the rest. For starters we were served complimentary Organic nutty bread, then a serving of herbed curd. Different, interesting and very tasty ! The Organic Mushroom soup - truly... 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>  > Plantage & the East
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 33 - 71
Cuisine: Dutch, European, Delicatessen

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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>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: +31 20 7797450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 71
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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