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Restaurant Olijfje

#181 of 2,822 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Plantage & the East
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Valkenburgerstraat 223D | 1068 GV, 1011MJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 4444
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Mediterranean food

we come here often with a large group after work, which the restaurant is happy to cater for. they bring us many small dishes, so there is always enough and for every taste. Nice atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
TPLSouthampton
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Southampton, UK
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Southampton, UK
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we come here often with a large group after work, which the restaurant is happy to cater for. they bring us many small dishes, so there is always enough and for every taste. Nice atmosphere.

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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Olijfje is a cozy restaurant, decorated with a mix of every Mediterranean culture. The food was good, I especially liked the cold tapas and the dessert. The service was very nice and helpful. Summarising, I would recommend it.

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Thank Xile1982
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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125 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

What’s to add ? This is a mid-price Mediterranean restaurant that does well on most counts, very well on a few and doesn’t have too many weak points. Most dishes are identifiably Spanish or Turkish (but other cuisines do get a mention – so there’s Greek feta cheese and Albanian lamb’s liver on the menu, for example) with an especially... More 

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Thank Amstraveler
Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I took my girlfriend and we have wonderful evening with great delicacy and well done manu. The service is perfect you can try !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Amazing food, friendly waiters, owner was very funny and sympathetic. We felt very much at home and not in a stuffy restaurant. After what happened last Friday in Paris, the owner holds one minute of silence at 20:00 every day for a week. The restaurant was full and everyone took part and respected those who lost their lives. Atmosphere was... More 

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Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food, friendly owner, and the night turned into an impromptu party. Much needed fun after long trip. Would go back!

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Thank Nancy P
Hua Hin
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We went there for my last evening in Amsterdam, it was conveniently located for us near the Waterlooplein.We ordered a tapa platters and some individual dishes and a bottle of wine for 6 of us. Food was tasty, servings were goodsized and service was very good. The place was cozy and had a pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank Joanna W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a place with very good vibes. A mix of Turkish and Greek to us. We ordered starters and a main dish. All very tasty and delicious. Two of us ordered the tapas platter. A good combination of fish, meat and vegetarian as we asked for. This showed to us that everything is served to make the customer as... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Olijfje is conveniently located close to Waterlooplein (square)-station. It's about a 5 min walk from there. The owner is very friendly and is willing to help with your choices and can't wait to explain about the dishes. Even though this sometimes happens without asking for it he is not annoying in any way. He's just very enthousiastic and proud. Then... More 

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Thank Marten162
St. John's, Antigua
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Very good service, lovely food - I had the lamb meat balls which were spicy and delicious. You get a lot of food and it is really good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Valkenburgerstraat 223D | 1068 GV, 1011MJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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