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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: Late Night, 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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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
Pleasant evening watching the rain on the canal

Quiet location on a canal. Very friendly staff and excellent food. Not pretentious but fresh and well cooked.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jim D
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Canberra, Australia
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quiet location on a canal. Very friendly staff and excellent food. Not pretentious but fresh and well cooked.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you are looking for a classic Dutch feast this is where you want to go. A bit off the beaten path but well worth the walk. The decor is charming, the service first rate and the food delicious. We tried everything and the only disappointment was that we couldn't stay for dessert! Go, you will love it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very friendly staff greeted us; very nice selection of champagne aperitifs. We had the tasting menu - absolutely the right choice - you get to sample a very small portion of everything on the menu, and everything on the menu is very, very good. Alas, I can't remember the name of the little red meat dish, but it was my... More 

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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our meal at Greetjes was a great experience. The resteraunt has the taste of fine dining but in a homely and casual environment with very attentive staff. The resteraunt is named after the owners late mother who's food influences the menu. I felt this created a nice sentimental feel to the resteraunt as her presence is felt through pictures and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Six of us in Amsterdam before embarking on a river cruise had a great dinner at Greetje. They had several great options for dinner. The food was great, and our server was friendly and helpful for a group of American tourists. For a special evening in Amsterdam, enjoy the food and hospitality at Greetje.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went here on the recommendation of our hotel for some traditionally inspired Dutch food. The atmosphere is a bit tired and worn and the service was reasonable. The menu was hard to read and had items without much explanation in English. The food we did order was good but it was not a memorable meal for us. It's in a... More 

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Kloten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very good food, very friendly atmosphere. The service was excellent and we got the food very quick. In a very nice area, 15min walking from Central Station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Most reviews of Greetje gave me a false impression of what this restaurant does. From reading them you would think you were going to get traditional food; but as far as I can tell what you actually get are some traditional ingredients cooked up in a wholly imaginative and new and quite untraditional manner resulting in a delightful experience of... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went here because my sister has the same name as the restaurant. We were not expecting anything from the food here, it just started as a joke. When we were there we ordered the mixed starter for 2, two different main courses and then the mixed dessert for 2. In short, we were amazed by how inventive they were with... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 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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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 34 - 73
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Staying in Plantage & the East

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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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