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Greetje

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Binnenstad
Delicatessen, Dutch
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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, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 21
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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
Most recent review
Excellent Up-Market Dutch Restaurant

We chose this restaurant after reading reviews. We were not disappointed. We had their de-luxe set menu which consisted of a medley of starters, a main course (we chose cod but meat or veggie were also available) and a medley of desserts. We also had a very nice bottle of wine. The food was top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Herts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant after reading reviews. We were not disappointed. We had their de-luxe set menu which consisted of a medley of starters, a main course (we chose cod but meat or veggie were also available) and a medley of desserts. We also had a very nice bottle of wine. The food was top quality and the young waiters... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were greeted by a posse of young staff who were eager and attentive. There was a reasonable choice but unfortunately no cod as we arrived after a large table who ate it all!!! What we did have however was lovely and not too badly priced. We also share a bottle of wine and had an all round great evening.... More 

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whalley
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Authentic Dutch eating experience. We shared the starters platters and dessert one. Both were delicious and a great way to try out many dishes.. I had the cod which was yummy whilst Heather had the vegetarian pastry which she thoroughly enjoyed too. This restaurant had been recommended to us and certainly lived up to the recommendation

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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204 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were told by our concierge that this was one of the best Dutch food restaurants in Amsterdam. In the first place it was almost empty albeit inviting with an open kitchen and friendly servers. The food was exceptionally bland and uninspiring regrettably even though the chef tried to put a trendy spin on it. Overall terribly uninspiring and expensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Enjoyed a set dinner menu here celebrating the special birthday. Great Attention from young staff who had an understanding of the menu. Not rushed and everything well presented, fresh and tasty

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I pre-booked this in advance of our trip, based on the good reviews - really pleased we went and the food was lovely, all seasonal ingredients and I'm assuming was Dutch style. Unusually I chose the veggie option (I'm very much a meat-eater), but it sounded so delicious I opted for it and I wasn't disappointed! My husband and I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to Greetje on the 2nd Jan and had a fabulous time, good food, good humored service, lovely wine and a fun atmosphere. This restaurant is very dutch and I mean that in a good way, discrete, direct, thoughtful, cultured and subtle all at once. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This small and intimate family owned restaurant is apparently a local favorite, and our family (all adults) had a great meal there.

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just arrived in Amsterdam and having checked into our hotel, we were looking for a restaurant with Dutch cooking. This is a gem. Just round the corner from our hotel, and about 10 minutes walk from Central Station. We chose the 3-course set menu (we had a limited budget and not-huge appetites). Fish was delicious as was the venison stew.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Be fair: have you ever seen a restaurant advertising they are Dutch? We Dutch will never be as the French or Italians BUT this Dutch restaurant truly brings good quality for money Dutch cuisine to you. Old dutch ingredients like the Pastinaak and Spuit, find their way on the menu. 3 course menu is fair priced (vegetarian bitterballen, rode poon,... More 

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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>  > Binnenstad
  • Neighborhood: Binnenstad
  • Phone Number: +31 20 7797450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 74
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?