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Restaurant het Zwaantje

Berenstraat 12, Amsterdam 1016GH, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020-6232373
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Ranked #246 of 2,147 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This very Dutch restaurant is kitted out in a pleasingly quirky way, with thick carpets on the tables (like in Frans Hals' militiamen banquet paintings) and enigmatic cooking implements hanging from the ceiling. The waitresses were friendly and efficient. The menu features lots of seafood and meat for both first courses and mains. A fish soup was rich and voluminous,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Late decision to try this restaurant which is well located, so didn't book. Visiting with two children aged 10 and 7. Restaurant was very busy with a nice mix of locals and tourists. Excellent quality food with Dutch specialities. Definitely try this place but book so as not to be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We found this restaurant the last time we were in Amsterdam and were very impressed. The service was a bit slow but the place was full and we were in no hurry. The food is excellent - large menu of meat and fish plus a special. Dishes come with either fries or saute potatoes and salad or vegetables. I had... More

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Camden, ME
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We've eaten here twice and since it's very close to where we are staying, we won't hesitate to eat here again even though there are so many restaurants we're anxious to sample. The eel appetizer is terrific and so is the tomato soup. We've loved the meat dishes we've tried. The portions are large if that makes a difference. This... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Traditional eating house. Good food and reasonable prices. I don't want to put this fantastic place out of business but two people could share one person's meal and not go hungry.

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Kent UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Yes we enjoyed ourselves but the food though plentiful was hardly better than bog standard. It's all about the atmosphere in this hectic restaurant which is well situated between major canals and close to the Pulitzer Hotel. One just wishes that they could find a more subtle chef than someone whose apprenticeship must have been in the armed forces. Huge... More

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Ate here twice during our week in Amsterdam. Excellent value tasty Dutch food, very friendly service.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Nine of us travelled to Amsterdam and we had pre booked this Restaurant by e-mail. We were a little late arriving at the Restaurant unfortunately but this did not cause a problem. The choice and quality of all the food that we all chose was absolutely excellent. I would recommend a visit to this Restuarant if you are every in... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Visited this Restaurant last wednesday for Mussells...... they were fabulous along with dips fries and bread. Had the house wine and thought it was very good. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. So good we have booked for next week too.

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I never leave reviews but we were so disappointed by this restaurant I really had to. We arrived in Amsterdam on the 29th. found this restaurant the first night and had a reasonable meal in fairly nice surroundings and we decided to book it for New Years Eve as we were told everywhere gets really booked up. Duly made a... More

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