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Greetje

#147 of 2,812 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Plantage & the East
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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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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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
Good local food, limited menu

We were recommended this restaurant by the Dylan hotel, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. The staff were friendly and polite but the menu limited with there being only five choices for the main course ( if you don't like calves tongue or horse meat, you are down to three). The food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional cuisine it may be, but we certainly were underwhelmed (and the pork fat spread is abhorrent). Desserts were okay.

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Thank Дмитрий С
René L, Owner at Greetje, responded to this review

Dear Дмитрий С, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit in restaurant Greetje in Tripadvisor. I am sorry to hear that we have not been able to overwhelm you during your visit. Traditional Dutch Cuisine the way greetje serves it is usually highly appreciated by most people that visit us. As far as the pork fat is... More 

Dorking
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the Dylan hotel, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. The staff were friendly and polite but the menu limited with there being only five choices for the main course ( if you don't like calves tongue or horse meat, you are down to three). The food is exceptionally good and tasty and... More 

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Thank misguided09
Berkeley, California
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

On our trip to Amsterdam, we wanted to try a place that we could walk to from our Damrak hotel, but that was a place we would eat if we were locals. We tried this and it hit the mark. The food was tasty and some of it pushed our taste buds' limits. The ingredients seemed high quality, the meals... More 

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Thank BoldlyGoing
north yorkshire, england
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273 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Found this from the Rough Guide and walked from Carre Theatre on Amstel, about 15 minutes. Jovial and English speaking service. The veal cheek was sumptuous and served with a wonderful sauce. Luckily we passed on starters (home made bread came anyway) so we could enjoy the Grand Finale of 6 desserts! Wine by the glass was good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Very good place. Holland tipical cousine, the staff was perfect and the atmosphere very relaxing. Perfect for a romantic dinner (a little bit expensive...)

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Had a wonderful dutch dinner with friends. Fully enjoyed all the courses, including the pheasant. The 3 tiered dessert sampling was tremendous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit, great food and great service at a reasonable cost for th quality . Menu was varied and local dishes with fresh produce . Highly recommend

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Thank Davidvet86
Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Restaurant Greetje is located in a quiet place, it is not far from the Central Station, but not easy to find. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice and cozy, service is OK, but the food is below average. The taste of the pork was bland, not moist & tender at all.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing, so tasty and fresh, but the place is so old style and it's not comfortable. Toilets are horrible, down the stairs. Staff is very good, they are so friendly

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Thank angelocoroneo
Vigo, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Worth paying a bit extra for a sample of Dutch cuisine in a great atmosphere with excellent service. This is a really nice friendly restaurant with top notch food.

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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 26 - 32
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plantage & the East

Neighborhood Profile
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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