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Restaurant het Zwaantje

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Berenstraat 12, 1016GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6232373
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Dutch

We were looking for a traditional Dutch restaurant and found it here by chance. We arrived at 7:30 on a Tuesday evening and it was packed. The food was excellent, fresh and well cocked. Service was slow with the crowded room and tables were tight. It was also very warm. However, the whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
woodc0te
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Cambridgeshire
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  • Local cuisine
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Cambridgeshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a traditional Dutch restaurant and found it here by chance. We arrived at 7:30 on a Tuesday evening and it was packed. The food was excellent, fresh and well cocked. Service was slow with the crowded room and tables were tight. It was also very warm. However, the whole experience so so good.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Saw this restaurant mentioned in one of the freebie hotel magazines and decided to give it a visit.....we were very glad we did! It's a busy place and only 2 staff doing all the waiting and bar, but they're extremely efficient and friendly and you're not left hanging round for ages waiting to get served....(some upmarket restaurants in UK could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us because of its proximity to Hotel Pulitzer, and it did not disappoint. It has a small-ish, intimate atmosphere, and it was very busy the evening we were there. Nonetheless, service was prompt, and my husband and I were able to carry on a conversation at normal speaking volume. Our food was very good, though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we loved the size of the restaurant and the décor (bus cards everywhere, now mine included). waiters worked so well in tandem. easy to chat with (when they had time, very busy).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited on a busy Sunday evening and managed to accommodate us without any trouble. Excellent traditional restaurant. Good quality food. Friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It looks nothing from the outside but once you are in you know you are in good hands. The food was very traditional home cooking Dutch style and very good. The smoked eel starter is fabulous. Be warned the servings are copious. Excellent beers and good wines. Great atmosphere lots of noisy chatter and the staff are charming and helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was an amazing evening for me and my wife. Very cozy little family restaurant. We had fish, that was really delicious. Would recommend for a nice evening with close friends or beloved ones.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Had a great seat facing the street - great for people watching. Interesting decor, lovely service - friendly and informative. I had the traditional pea soup and my partner had the snails - good, with fresh white french loaf. I had the grilled salmon for mains, and my partner has the stewed beef pot. A tasty Sunday Lunch feel to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very intimate dining room , dark and quiet. Nicely decorated. We ordered the duck liver pate and escargots to start. Both delicious. For dinner we ordered the calf's liver which was tender and flavorful, fried mussels that my husband didn't quit care for as they were mixed with too many other things and it was hard to find the mussels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a really nice restaurant with real Dutch dishes. The waiter and waitress were very friendly and helpful with our questions about the dishes and it was a delicious meal. Would love to return, the excellent service made it extra special!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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