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Restaurant het Zwaantje

Berenstraat 12, 1016GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020-6232373
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Ranked #476 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dutch
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Essex
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Loved this restaurant and came across it by chance last Sunday evening. Upon entering, there was a great buzz about the place, and the décor had a very cosy, homely feel. The food was amazing with great portion sizes, I could have shared my husband's starter of duck pate there was so much of it. I opted for Dutch brown... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had a warm welcome and great food here. It was traditional food and well priced and a great atmosphere. We ate early and found a table easily but it filled up quickly and was full by the time we left. I had the rack of ribs and they were very tasty!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Walked past this restaurant and decided to have dinner here and glad we did. The decor was quaint. For dinner I had the cordon bleu which was delicious it also came with a bowl of vegetables and another bowl of roast potatoes. The portions were extremely large. Partner had the beef stew and also came with a massive plate of... More 

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Hochheim am Main, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food and vine average, nothing special that "enforces" a visit. Always fully booked but I really do not know why. Definetly better restaurants in the "9 Streets"

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Toronto
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I were referred here by the concierge at our SPG hotel nearby. The menu had lots of choices from Dutch to international fare. Something for everyone - food portions were large. I had the chicken in peanut sauce kabobs and my wife had the ribs - we also had soup and they gave us salad and awesome... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place was recommended by our hotel hosts as serving genuine Dutch food. We arrived on the early side with a reservation and the place filled completely while we were there. Although being put off slightly by the carpeted tabletop (how often are they cleaned?) we persisted and had quite a good meal. Service was OK but I did have... More 

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Ottawa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As usually when we arrive in a new place we asked at the hotel where locals are eating, and luckily for us this restaurant was mentioned to us. We have been there 3 times at dinner time and the food was excellent, the environment authentic, and the service very friendly. I have to mention that because one of the witters... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just happened by the Restaurant het Zwaantje and decided to give it a try. The atmosphere was very informal and, fortunately, were early enough to be seated promptly. The service was reasonably quick and friendly and I would describe the food as pretty good. All in all, a nice experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have just returned from a visit to this great little restaurant. We went on the recommendations from Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. We had not booked and it was very full but we were lucky to get the last table available. The food and the ambience were excellent and we were particularly impressed with the service which was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I doubt this place needs another good review, but I can tell you, you will need reservations! Very popular old traditional brown cafe, with good hearty food, lively atmosphere, good service and a great location in the Nine Streets. This is comfort food at it's best.....and you get lots of it so go hungry. They are very busy (and when... More 

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Address: Berenstraat 12, 1016GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-6232373
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
Cuisine: Dutch

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