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Peperstraat 23, Amsterdam 1011 TJ, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 7797450
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Ranked #127 of 2,147 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $90
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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83% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went there with friends for a celebration on our first day in Amsterdam. We had done a reservation from home, and will recommand to do so. The restaurant is not that easy to find, out of the tourist track. We wanted to taste the real dutch kitchen, and I think we chose the right place. The menue was interesting... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

So, arrived at 20:30 on a Saturday night with no reservation... suffice it to say the restaurant was extremely busy, but we managed to secure a reservation for 21:30. In order to kill the time the we went to the cocktail bar over the road - that's a different story though! So on arriving back at Greetje, we had the... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Having read a number or reviews on the restaurant I was really looking forward to my meal but it was slightly disappointing. I started with the pork cheek which was nice but would have been improved with a biscuit or toast. My main course was just a chicken Kiev but was really under seasoned and therefore tasteless. I didn't feel... More

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The restaurant had great reviews from The Guardian so we thought a good idea to try, the staff were very friendly and attentive however the menu was seriously lacking, the only vegetarian dishes for starters and mains were mushrooms which i do not like, i had mackrel to start and whilst OK was rather bland, i had cod for my... More

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Moscow, Russia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was quite sceptical about local Dutch food. Three days in Amsterdam didn't make it better - I had to have something special. So this restaurant made me sorry that it was only three days and that I was there only once. We started by coming late, and the starters kitchen was closed, but we were served, and to the... More

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Stein AR, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We ate at Greetje on March 27, 2014. We had the open wines, which were delicious. For starters I had a bean and vegetable soup topped with thin slices of blood sausage and my husband had a mushroom cake. We both ordered a beef stew and green mashed potatoes for our main course. For dessert I had the crème Brulee.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Attentive service, high quality ingredients, varied menu options, elegant but comfortable setting. Multi course options are quite flexible. Well worth the price. We left satisfied but not stuffed. We definitely would return.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Very good dutch cuisine. ordered the vegetarian meal of barley with mushrooms and croquettes; quite delicious and rich. smoked trout was an interesting little starter. pretty decor and attentive service. A bit pricey.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend who I trust and so I brought my Dad here for dinner one night. Despite living in Amsterdam, I am wary of Dutch restaurants in general and so this was a bit of a leap of faith for me. The restaurant is nice, although we found it very loud and my Dad's... More

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Wijchen, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I had a wonderful eating experience with some Italian friends/businesspartners. They asked me to take them to a restaurant with typical Dutch food. I don't have a very high opinion of Dutch food, since it is usually quite simple. I was surprised to get reintroduced to some of my grandmothers cooking and how special Dutch food can be. Dishes from... More

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