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Restaurant Simpel

#959 of 2,589 Restaurants in Amsterdam
#1,056 of 2,789 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
De Pijp
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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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
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  • Large groups
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Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was our last day in Europe after spending time in Budapest and then doing a 2 week cruise to Amsterdam. Simpel was recommended by our Airbnb host and was a short walk from the apartment we had rented. "try the 5 course chef's surprise dinner....you can't go wrong' he said. We did, and loved every dish. Everything was tasty... More 

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Madison, WI
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A group of eight came here on a weekday night. We had reserved in advance, and our table was waiting for us. The same can't be said for the serving staff. There were only six other diners at the restaurants that night. Two servers and the manager were there behind the bar, but it took 30 minutes to get menus.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We dined her recently with our 9 year old daughter. The staff were very friendly, chatty and went out of their way to adapt the menu for us. The food was very tasty. Highly recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I would highly recommend this restaurant, after visiting the Heineken Experience we were looking for somewhere to have dinner and stumbled across this small storefront restaurant. With the surroundings being nice but super luxurious I expected an average meal with average service, but how wrong can you be, the meals arrives perfectly presented, and tasted as good as they looked,... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Positives: the food was average+, some ok, some excellent. Also a reasonable price tag. Negatives: we were a party of 4, and the service was abysmal. Our starters came in slowly but we gave the benefit of the doubt as the restaurant was quite full and it was a Saturday night. However our main courses took 1h45 to come. Not... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I must preface my review with this statement: I dined at Simpel with a large group of business colleagues--with an advance reservation. We were greeted kindly and attended to fairly quickly. Once we ordered, drinks arrived quickly, but the food actually took quite a long time to be served. Once they finally were served, the appetizers were very good as... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went there on a Sunday evening and there were a few tables left. The menu is simple - basically, 5 starters, mains and desserts. The quality of the food was excellent and my wife thought that the herb risotto was one of the nicest things she had ever eaten in a restaurant. We had a main and dessert and all... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely restaurant which we found by chance, beautiful fresh food, fantastic flavours at a reasonable price. Well worth a visit.

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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Truly great food, very friendly staff, and also very busy. It's best to book ahead if you want to eat here. I've given this 5 stars, and technically it's 4 ½ as my "medium" steak was a little over done. But I'm not (generally) that kind of person and the rest of my experience more than made up for this.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 11, 1072 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighborhood: De Pijp
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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