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Greetje

Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 7797450
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Ranked #126 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $88
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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  • 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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English first
Palo Alto, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family of 5 had a lovely dinner here our last night in Amsterdam. It's located off the beaten path, on a quiet street not far from the Centraal Train Station, an easy 15 minute walk from our hotel in Jordaan. The restaurant itself is pretty, decorated like a traditional old Dutch home, with windows overlooking a trestle bridge and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

AMAZING, what else is there to say. We had dinner at Greetje and were lucky to get a table as the place was pretty much booked out. We got a lovely table outside and the feast started with a complimentary appetizer which was delicious (home made dark bread and beetroot cream). The black pudding and apple compote starter was delicious,... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Took my partner for a birthday treat weekend to Amsterdam. On the Saturday night, wanted to have a really special meal, so asked locals in a pub where they thought we could find a traditionally Dutch high class restaurant. All I can say to the two girls in the bar (which we did later anyway!) who recommended it is thank... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant in a newspaper article about best places for local food in Amsterdam. We went for that and definitely did not disappoint. The weather was good and luckily we got a table outside. Not one of the best restaurants ever, but food was very indeed and we enjoyed the whole experience. Service was not 5 star but... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Food was really nice. Owner very friendly and service was great. Loved the feeling and setting in an old shop in a quiet part of Amsterdam. Next time we will travel there on our boat!

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Philadelphia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We wanted to eat Dutch food while in Amsterdam and found this on an internet search. What a treat. Charming, off the beaten path, with modern Dutch cuisine and impeccable service. It was well worth the visit and a meal to remember.

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Melbourne
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Restaurant Greetje's promise is traditional Dutch food brought back to life. Mrs. IrishDownUnder and I like to sample local cuisine wherever we travel and Greetje lived up to its promise. We visited here in June 2014 during a four day trip to Amsterdam and we were very impressed. I can't recall exactly what we had but we decided on a... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have recently just located to Amsterdam and still trying to find out nice restaurants. We saw this one literally 20 steps from our front door, checked it out on here and have it a go. The welcome was lovely and genuine, the gut who owns it, Renee, chatted to us for a few minutes, poured us a drink and... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This well known restaurant does not fail in providing the atmosphere and food to satisfy. A little more expensive than the ordinary, and a little out of the way ( we walked from the Singal canal area in 20 minutes) but if you want quality food go.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal at this restaurant eating at an outside table on a beautiful summer evening. The restaurant is in easy walking distance of the centre of old town but the inner suburban street only had locals riding bikes and one young boy practicing tennis with his dad. The menu provided a range of choices that stimulated the... More

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