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MAX Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
International, European, Asian, Indonesian
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, 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
Delicious journey with indonesian food in Amsterdam

Wonderful indonesian food with attentive service, we highly recommend this restaurant! Must try their rijsttafel!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Gatineau, Canada
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  • Doing business
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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful indonesian food with attentive service, we highly recommend this restaurant! Must try their rijsttafel!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This meal was fantastic - creative Indonesian dishes that were well executed. Definitely recommend getting a reservation!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Location and restaurant: The restaurant is serving in one of these iconic Jordaan houses. The tables are a little on the small side and they are packed. In case you have a plan to go to the restaurant with your toddler, they don't have any high chair and no place to put the stroller so I don't recommend it with... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic compliment " Distinctive taste " and sharing this to more TA visitors. It's also a helpfull review for other (summer) visitors who like to dine at MAX. You described is perfectly. The restaurant is located in a charming Jordaan house with good atmosphere for dining with friends and your partner but the room... More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am still trying to get why this restaurant has achieved the rating it has on TripAdvisor.... At best it can be described as ordinary...food selection is okay and well-prepared. Staff friendly and helpful...but still very "Amsterdam"... Where the concept of "service" has still not been discovered. Winelist somewhat limited...but we managed to find a 2010 Sondraia from Bolgheri, Italy...which... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your positive experience about MAX Amsterdam even you couldn't understand why other visitors like us more than you did, even you liked the well prepared food, the good wine, the friendly and helpful staf....Maybe you expected more than that...Amsterdam is a beautiful and friendly city, open minded, full of young energy and it's... More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great Indonesian tasting menu here in a hip neighborhood setting - no fake Indonesian decor. There is also an international component to the menu. On the pricier side but I would highly recommend it.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and how you describe our restaurant as a nice modern restaurant in a hip location without the tourist Indonesian look a like decoration. We cook our food traditional but we have our unique modern style how to present our Indonesian food. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about this place - menu small & varied . Beautifully presented dishes with Indonesian influence. Lovely & attentive staff. Not too expensive - a definite visit !!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Every time I go to Amsterdam I need to have Indonesian food: I just love it! We went here our second evening. It's not your traditional tourist trap Rijstaffel place. This is a modern restaurant, done out in clean crisp lines and muted colours. Tables are quite close together. The food is awesome: no rijstaffel as such but you can... More 

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and how you described MAX restaurant: "Not a traditional tourist trap rijsttafel restaurant" and honestly the restaurant won't suit visitors who are looking for cheap tourist places with low priced food. MAX is a modern International restaurant with it's International cosmopolitan atmosphere, located in typical Amsterdam Historic area and it's (small) buildings. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We dashed in to Max in advance of our wait at the Anne Frank House and on the advice of our hotel's concierge. We were greeted warmly by the staff & told to pick any table we'd like. We took the front table overlooking the street. Given our timing needs, we opted for the 2 course meal plus drinks. It's... More 

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your food experience about MAX. Because it's central location in a small shopping street in The Jordaan canal area and near Anne Franks house and some good rated hotels, MAX is a handy place for making a dinner stop before other events programm. We are used to give the fast service without rush if we know... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice restaurant not far from Amsterdam central station. Tasty Indonesian food, in fusion style, so with light and French touches. Really good. Friedly staff, without a trace of the usual arrogance one finds so oft in Amsterdam. This is a place to return to.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Happy to read that you liked our style of cooking. Indonesian food, spicy and well flavoured but light to enjoy and offer more :-). More 

New York City, New York
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

what should have been a tradiitional Indonesion meal, turned out to be a major dissapiontment, these people do not serve authentic food nor service. Avoid!

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your dissapointment about what you might expected. MAX is not that kind of traditional rijsttafel restaurant what can look old fashioned with food what one can expect in that kind of old fashioned restaurant. We offer our new style International good food, fresh, light and flavourful. We have good selected wine and our service is fast, young... 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>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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 49 - 60
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>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 49 - 60
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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