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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 #597 of 2,288 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $46
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
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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