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MAX Amsterdam

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Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan...
Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan setting, located in the heart of Amsterdam's most beautiful canal area. MAX is a place to explore a new International cuisine with the additional flavours of MamaMax' traditional Indonesian home cooking. The food is fresh and sparkling spiced. Good and no nonsense food. Forget the expectation of the days Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Nice setting and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate room for function for groups.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Good well prepared food, reasonable price too, would recommend this for a nice evening meal that doesn't break the bank

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Jay X
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  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Good well prepared food, reasonable price too, would recommend this for a nice evening meal that doesn't break the bank

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were in Amsterdam for three days and looking for a great restaurant. We found MAX Amsterdam and were not disappointed. I'd say get a reservation normally, as the place is popular. We got lucky in that we arrived before the dinner rush and they agreed the to let the two of us in. We ordered the Rijsttafel and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I took a 2 course menu (chicken as a starter and fish as main dish) and it was sooo delicous. They don't have that much options for vegetarians though. The staff was very friendly. It was my friends birthday and they brought her a nice chocolate cake with a sparkler and sang a birthday song as a surprise. That was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The hotel recommended MAX to us and with it being our first night in Amsterdam, we were grateful for the tip. It lived absolutely loved up to its reputation. I was a little dubious once I was seated, I couldn't hear much Dutch conversation and I feared it was a tourist trap. My fears were soon put to rest as... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your friendly review about us and recommend us to other visitors who use Tripadvisor to guide them to find the nice spots in Amsterdam. Thanks also that you named us as MAX is everything you'd want and more...:-) More 

Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Exceptional 3 course meal - gravad salmon beautiful, duck pate, beef curry and sea bass all prepared very nicely. Restaurant has nice ambiance in a lovely part of the city.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

We are very glad to read that you liked the other side of our International fusion food. Except the Indonesian tasting menu we also offer the International specialities on the menu with new flavours combinations into the Classics. More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We discovered this restaurant from a recommendation when we ate at the one next door. Great option to pay one price and have a large selection of Indonesian dishes; there really was something for everyone, we had 9 main courses to sample and they told us they would give us extras of any that we wanted but there was so... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write this review of your experience at MAX restaurant. Very friendly how you discribe the lovely neighbourhood of the restaurant is located and how you liked the new experiences about Indonesian food. Hope to welcome you again. More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The restaurant Max was recommended to us by our apartment owner on a trip to Amsterdam. Everything was amazing. One of the best meals we have ever had. There is a tasting menu of a 2 course offering for $29 or a 3 course offering for $37, I believe. The staff was helpful, but the food a stand-out. You will... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Passing through Amsterdam on our wedding anniversary and booked into Max’s on the advice of a colleague who works there. Had the “sampler” menu and loved all of it – more varied and tasty than a rice table, more fun than choosing our own dishes. And Max and his team really seem to care about the food and the customers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a great dinner at Max. We could not decide on items from the regular menu, so we were happy to leave the choices to the restaurant and selected the 3 course Indonesian Rijsttafel menu. The second course really included somewhere between 7 and 9 small plates and a fish--all delicious. Service was good, as well as our drinks.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had grown tired of the overall subpar tourist fare cuisine of the Central and red Light District. Pizza, Burgers, etc. I traveled to experience cuisine that I cannot get in the USA; and, was, frankly, getting discouraged. This was the finest meal that I ate in The Netherlands. The restaurant was hip, trendy and small enough to be intimate.... More 

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Additional Information about MAX Amsterdam

Address: Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 50 - 61
Cuisine: International, European, Asian, Indonesian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 61
  • Cuisine: International, European, Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan setting, located in the heart of Amsterdam's most beautiful canal area. MAX is a place to explore a new International cuisine with the additional flavours of MamaMax' traditional Indonesian home cooking. The food is fresh and sparkling spiced. Good and no nonsense food. Forget the expectation of the days Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Nice setting and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate room for function for groups.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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