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Restaurant Simpel

Ferdinand Bolstraat 11, 1072 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 672 0672
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Ranked #501 of 2,239 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $47
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I went to Simpel with a girl friend to have dinner. We had a very good experience. The staff was friendly, food was good, options quite sophisticated and prices ok. Try the soft Shell crabs for a starter.

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Good place to experience dutch food in a nice atmosphere in the middle of De Pijp. Soup are really nice, menu should be updated more often to enlarge choice. Service is ok.

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Ormskirk
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There’s a lot to like about Simpel. The service is warm and laid back and it’s really easy to relax and enjoy the ambience. The menu isn’t massive, but it’s very well thought out and each dish looked very tempting. I had the soft shell crab starter and duck main course, both cooked to perfection. I would go back to... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Ordered the sea bass and it was delicious. Tasty and well portioned. Also ordered the side salad which I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't a dinky salad with a couple greens tomato and cucumber. It was a well put together salad fit for an appetizer so I appreciated and was impressed with the quality and attention they put for sides.... More

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We spent Christmas evening in Simpel. Three of us ordered the special 5-course Christmas meal; the fourth ordered off the regular menu. Five course special was well priced at 39 euros per person. The food was wonderful and so attractively presented and the wine was reasonably priced with good selection. The downside: we spent nearly four hours there. We never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Found it by accident when we couldn't get a table in the restaurant we had planned. We ordered the 4 plate surprise menu and a bottle of wine and everything was just fantastic. This restaurant is really worth a visit it can only be recommended.

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UK
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Simpel is a typical mid-sized Amsterdam restaurant in the south of the city, not far from the Rijksmuseum. It looks and feels like many others I’ve been to and some of my colleagues debated whether we’d been there before because it ‘felt’ so familiar. We were a party of five who’d booked a table for 8 people - the manager... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Arrived in Amsterdam quite late and after checking in with 5 restaurants which were all closing, stumbled upon Simpel all by luck. Almost walked past it as from the outside it was quite dark, but enter and we were greeted by a lovely waitress who was dynamic, fun and totally lovely! She got the kitchen to hold off closing for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Found by accident and had a wonderful meal. Had the tasting menue and really enjoyed the selection. Nice wine and great service. Would definately go again.

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Panjin, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

What an amazing place we found in the Pijp in Amsterdam. The waiters received us as we were the only guests that night, however, the place was packed. Packed for a good reason! The food was absolutely fabulous. We ordered the 5 course surprise dinner with wine suggestions. All 5 courses were great and appreciated by all of us. Not... More

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