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Restaurant Simpel

#737 of 2,528 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Stadsdeel Zuid
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Ferdinand Bolstraat 11, 1072 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 672 0672
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Simpel is situated in the heart of 'de Pijp' neighbourhood, known for its...
Simpel is situated in the heart of 'de Pijp' neighbourhood, known for its diversity of colourful shops, trendy bars and good restaurants. Our motto is less is more. We offer pure, basic food in a simple but stylish setting. Also important to know is that our food is fresh and our menu affordable, so Simpel is good value for money as well! The tasteful inviting interior attracts a wide variety of people and is ideally suited for lunches, dinners, presentations, parties or any other celebration! Visit our website to see our special group brochure. A visit to our restaurant is easy to combine with some great city sightseeing because Amsterdam's most popular tourist attractions like Albert Cuyp market, Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum,Stedelijk museum and Van Goghmuseum are all located withing walking distance from Simpel. The tasteful inviting interior attracts a wide variety of people and is ideally suited for lunches, dinners, presentations, parties or any other celebration!
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Good for:
Large groups

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good presentation and taste

The restaurant itself is a "simple" restaurant. Not so fancy but you can still have a nice romantic dinner with your loved one. The service is nice and also the food. The only thing that struck me was the open kitchen at the back were you saw the staff working with 3 out of 5 enthusiasm. 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
anonymous1232015
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The restaurant itself is a "simple" restaurant. Not so fancy but you can still have a nice romantic dinner with your loved one. The service is nice and also the food. The only thing that struck me was the open kitchen at the back were you saw the staff working with 3 out of 5 enthusiasm. 2 Starters were nice.... More 

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Amsterdam
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271 reviews 271 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The name may be simple, and the restaurant looks a bit like a café, but it is much more than that. Great menu, good value, good service. But don't expect the staff (3 blond girls with ponytails, who could be sisters) to know the first thing about wine: they barely know how to distinguish between white and red, so you... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It doesn't happen often that I save a restaurant in my contact. Simpel worth it. I found this restaurant just hanging around in de Pjip, Amsterdam. A beef tartare as starter: an unusual but really nice mix of tasty sensation. As main course, entrecôte: one of the best I have ever eaten: soft, tasty, with mushroom cream that fit very... More 

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Cape Town
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had made a reservation and we got a nice table. It was very busy. We had to wait long for our food but it was worth. We got free coffee because we had to wait so long for the food. The staff was very efficient and friendly. Good value.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The simplified design to this restaurant is not a direct reflection of the food. It was well made and exquisite. Or at least the steak was. Friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us and great food that came promptly. All I would say is order two beers at a time otherwise you may be disappointed with their size.

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Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went with a group after the nearby Heineken experience, had a nice variety of dishes all of which were very tasty! Nice atmosphere, good value.

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a busy afternoon in the Rijksmuseum and wanted to eat nearby and not in the centre. This is about a 5 to 10 minute walk away and a fabulous place to eat. Excellent quality food served by friendly staff. Well worth going to for lunch or dinner.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We went over with the family to this place the other day. Situated in De Pijp, cosy neighbourhood near the centre, and had agood evening. Staff is friendly, pimped up students but absolutely okay. The atmosphere was cosy, kind of modern Amsterdam interior. Food was good, we all had steaks cooked good and thegrand desserts were superb, try the cheesecake,... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This was a really nice place. The lady who owns the restaurant was very friendly. The food was nice quality, small portions (A la carte size). Good wine too.

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Belfast, N Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There were 10 of us, all males, in Amsterdam to celebrate a friends 70th birthday. Restaurant Simpel was perfect. Jacqui looked after us really well, the steaks were delicious as were the scallops for starters and the wine kept flowing. There was nothing which needed improvement, Thank you for providing such a memorable, wonderful evenimg.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 11, 1072 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 672 0672

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Simpel is situated in the heart of 'de Pijp' neighbourhood, known for its diversity of colourful shops, trendy bars and good restaurants. Our motto is less is more. We offer pure, basic food in a simple but stylish setting. Also important to know is that our food is fresh and our menu affordable, so Simpel is good value for money as well! The tasteful inviting interior attracts a wide variety of people and is ideally suited for lunches, dinners, presentations, parties or any other celebration! Visit our website to see our special group brochure. A visit to our restaurant is easy to combine with some great city sightseeing because Amsterdam's most popular tourist attractions like Albert Cuyp market, Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum,Stedelijk museum and Van Goghmuseum are all located withing walking distance from Simpel. The tasteful inviting interior attracts a wide variety of people and is ideally suited for lunches, dinners, presentations, parties or any other celebration!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 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?