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Cafe De Klos

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Dutch, Barbecue, Pub
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Kerkstraat 41, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 625 3730
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 11
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  • 40
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old School

This old joint has a really good feel to it. It feels very historic and well looked after inside. The service was exceptional the food was of a very high standard too. The ribs are a great choice, not the best Ive had but very enjoyable. Decent price and great location. Will be back for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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New York, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have only been in Amsterdam 2 days. A friend who lives here recommended Cafe de Klos as a great place for ribs, so after seeing a show at Club Paradiso I walked here in great anticipation. It was pretty busy, but there were open seats at both tables and at the bar. The owner directed me to a stool... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This old joint has a really good feel to it. It feels very historic and well looked after inside. The service was exceptional the food was of a very high standard too. The ribs are a great choice, not the best Ive had but very enjoyable. Decent price and great location. Will be back for sure.

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

It has been a long, long, long time since I first went to Cafe de Klos. I was afraid it wouldn't live up to my memories. But, it surpassed them! Food was amazing. Staff was amazing. The bar across the street - where we waited until seats at Cafe de Klos were available - was amazing. Already planning our next... More 

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tucson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Ok, I was skeptical about going because usually places with not-so-good reviews of service make me crazy, but after all, in US we are used to good service. As some other reviews mentioned, they have a wait list but don't take reservations; and they do send you to the bar across the street to wait and drink (which I think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

one of the greatest ribs i've ever had, made perfectly! dont skip the baguette with garlic butter for a appetizer

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Manassas, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I normally go to Castells for spare ribs when visiting Amsterdam. However, this trip I wanted to try someplace new. I found a video on YouTube that raved about Cafe de Klos' food so I decided to try it. Upon arrival there were at least 20 people in line. The wait was expected to be an hour due to 60... More 

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Utrecht
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

De Klos is a pilgrimage for me each time I'm either visiting Amsterdam or showing friends around the city. It's simply the best ribs I've had in all of Europe. Be there on time or you'll face a giant waiting list. The good news is that you can kill time having a brew at the cafe across the street, which... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere with a smiley service, great meat. Don't mis the lamp shoulder, it is a must. The baked potato could be better with extra toppings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This brilliant meat wonder was rib-tastic. I would have easily walked past it had it not been recommended to me. The spare ribs here are absolutely delicious, as is the steak. The kitchen is open so you can look in and see the barbecuing chefs in full action. The waiter talked me out of having the smoked ribs, which I... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Cafe De Klos is awsone. Great location, small intimate and excellent food all B B Q'd in the open kitchen at the back of the bar. As a lifetime fame of the Danish toymaker LEGO the highlight of the trip to Cafe Klos was to meet Joao (who works behind the bar) who was the inspiration behind the 2014 LEGO... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kerkstraat 41, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020 625 3730

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, Barbecue, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?