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Restaurant Olijfje

#159 of 2,541 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, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Absolutely delicious food

I had one of my best meals in Amsterdam here. Had tried to eat there on a previous night, but they were completely booked, so made a reservation for a few nights later. The decor is very aesthetic and comfortable, and the staff was so nice. I had the grilled lamb cutlets, 4 of them, and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
MsEnergy
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San Diego
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San Diego
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148 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I had one of my best meals in Amsterdam here. Had tried to eat there on a previous night, but they were completely booked, so made a reservation for a few nights later. The decor is very aesthetic and comfortable, and the staff was so nice. I had the grilled lamb cutlets, 4 of them, and they were seasoned perfectly... More 

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We ordered a meal of small tapas/small dishes for two persons. It contained chicken clubs, calamari, breaded scampi, bean salads etc. With that we selected a bottle of red wine. The food it self was just about average, the service however is just about as good as it gets.

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Nerja
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Nice restaurant, great food and friendly people I love the the soup, the tapas plate and the wine. The owner and the staff are all very friendly.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Although something went wrong with our reservation the staff did their best to get us seated. We ordered the mixed tapas plate and two main courses. Everything was freshly prepared and it tasted wonderful. Full of flavours and some with nice heat. A restaurant I would really recommend and I will surely go back again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Ate here after reading previous reviews. The food was stunning! From the dip served with the bread appetiser through to dessert. Even the yoghurt served with the stuffed vine leaves I had to clean up. We ate the Turkish style mains and they were fantastic. House wine also very nice. The service was also fantastic. Very friendly and great to... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We started with Spanish tapas for two ( 14,95 euro). It was excellent. My main course was a bit disappointing ( cubes of lams meat in a cream sauce), because it lacked the cream sauce and the meat was not as tasty as I imagened. My fellow compagnons had made better choices: 'Sis kebap' and 'kebab from the oven'. Unfortunately... More 

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Amsterdam
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

After my 4-5 pleasant experiences at this restaurant and being Turkish, with my partner, we took two very good friends to Olijfje for good Turkish food and an long overdue catch-up. The quality of the food, the warm ambiance of the restaurant and the excellent service ensured that we had a great evening out. We ordered a mix of warm... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Friends wanted to try this restaurant as it was always packed every time they walked by, so I booked a table online which I highly recommend as they are fully booked most nights from the moment we walked in even though not regulars we were welcomed by the owner. The wait staff also very friendly . Our appetizers were delicious... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Turkish bread witk aioli was delicious, so also the hummus, tzaziki and the spicy tapenade with peppers and tomatoes. All other tapas/mezze we ordered where deep fried and very fat. For us disappointing. The only bottle of wine that attracted us was sold out. Nice ambiance and friendly staff.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We came to the restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews, and were very disappointed. Every single dish was spicy (except two that were too bland to eat). So for the two members of our party who enjoy spicy food, this was OK. The rest of us (children included) barely had anything to eat, or ate and didn't enjoy it.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Olijfje

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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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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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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