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Restaurant Simpel

#953 of 2,762 Restaurants in Amsterdam
#1,057 of 3,021 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups
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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food, cozy ambience

A lovely night out w a dear friend. The service was wonderful - kind, friendly, and willing to customize options given dietary concerns. Excellent mushroom soup, and perfectly prepared fish. Cozy "gezellig" ambience. Didn't feel rushed. Reasonably priced. Will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sixes1011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the restaurant with a groupon voucher. 5 course dinner. It took 3,5 hours to get through the dinner. Between each dish it took more or less 45 minutes. Most of the dishes were cold and already made. Nothing special. Service was just adequate. Never to come back.

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Thank giuliodanna
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A lovely night out w a dear friend. The service was wonderful - kind, friendly, and willing to customize options given dietary concerns. Excellent mushroom soup, and perfectly prepared fish. Cozy "gezellig" ambience. Didn't feel rushed. Reasonably priced. Will return.

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Thank Sixes1011
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. Very central in nice area of the Pijp. Had dinner there at Christmas, which was just perfect.

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Thank Paul M
Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Lovely restaurant with excellent food and friendly service. The menu is quite short and clearly a lot of thought has come into doing a few things really well. I had the linguine with prawns, husband had the steak, both were excellent, and the desserts were just as good. A lovely meal, will happily come back given the chance.

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Thank Natalia K
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The ambiance was fine. The servers served our food but nothing more and looked constantly rushed. Yet the worst was the food. Our starter was like the restaurant: simple but acceptable (nothing special). However my main course of entrecot didn't look appetizing at all...and the fries were totally soggy (HOW HARD is it to make fries??) My friend had 4... More 

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Thank Yorick W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

As the name of the restaurant implies, Simpel serves mostly simple dishes but prepared in a really clean, delicious way. I've been to this restaurant on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. Good food, friendly service.

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Thank holylime
Sandnes, Norway
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were 5 couples visiting this restaurant based on recommendations. We got a central table in the relative small restaurant. They were quick on the serving of drinks, but very slow on both the ordering and serving of food. The time between main course and dessert was extremely long, and reduced the experience significantly. All in all fair food at... More 

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Thank Frode S
Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

one of the most delicious ravioli I've tried. My friends were verey pleased with the food too. Nice simple interior and friendly staff.

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Thank Manehjan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

TOM and FEMKE You superstarS! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to share our special day at the most amazing restaurant in amsterdam!! From start to finish you gave us everything we wanted and more! The food was exquisite! All our guests complimented the high standard of the beautiful 5 course meal.... The steak in... More 

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Thank Jade C
Kingston, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Kingstonchick

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in De Pijp

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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