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Hemelse Modder

Oude Waal 11, 1011 BZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 624 3203
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Ranked #140 of 2,245 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Dutch
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a tourist guide so four of us were looking forward to a typically upmarket Amsterdam dinner in the oldest part of town. The upmarket bit might have been accurate and the restaurant itself seemed promising to begin with but what we finished up getting was poor service, very ordinary food and a horribly expensive bill.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was an awesome little find. The service was very attentive and she helped us navigate the Dutch wine list to find a good wine. The menu has three and four course meals. The appetizers were very good. During a warm Amsterdam summer night the chilled summer soup (gazpacho really) was great on a warm night. We both ordered... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On a picturesque canal in the oldest part of Amsterdam, the Hemelse Modder was a real find. With reasonably priced menus of 3 and 4 courses that even cater to vegetarians and a wide choice of wines, it was easy to have a wonderful dining experience. Service was attentive, but not overly intrusive, and the decor was style-full and relaxed.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Four of us went in a World Cup night - the chief wanted to finish early but the restaurant staff ensured we didn't feel rushed! We had the wine option with each course! And I learned the difference between a compote and a parfait! Lol - I'm not the brightest! ;-D we loved the wines with each course! I would... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tripping down a surprising side street, Oude Waal, in Amsterdam, one chances on as fine a meal as could be found anywhere, at the restaurant Hemelse Modder. Jammed from the opening at 6 P.M. there's a three and four course menu offering, among other lovingly prepared Goodies, puff pastries with grilled and roasted summer vegetables, salmon pickled in beet juice--... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having read a lot of reviews of this restaurant, I decided to take the plunge and have an informal business dinner there. The ambiance is really nice, the welcome warm, and the food compared to price most enjoyable - good portion and well prepared. The only negative point was that it took some time between the starter and the first... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We enjoyed everything very much: the starter, the main course and the very delicious dessert (hemelse modder/ heavenly mud, very good!). The staff is professional in advising the right wine to go with the meal! Afterwards we had a lovely dessert wine on the terrace! High quality and service for friendly prices. I absolutely recommend this restaurant! Thank you for... More

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Kuantan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great food especially the dessert! Had the 3 course set menu, which included a starter, main course and dessert. Quite a bargain for the quality of food and excellent service. The ambiance was lovely. Try to get the seats outside the cafe at the back. Staff was professional and friendly. Of course you have to try the "heavenly mud" dessert,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Terrific food and a lovely ambiance. Service a tad slow, but place packed on a Tuesday evening testifies to its excellence. Set price round €40 for 4 courses a good deal. I note it's been going 30 years, starting as a squat: longevity and origins speak well of a real find.

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Gloucestershire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We arrived in our favourite city on a hot and sunny Friday having just had our restaurant of choice cancel the booking. So - to Hemelse Modder, and what a treat. The staff were professional: friendly and informative but not overbearing. A beautifully crisp wine was suggested to accompany smoked sea bass, hake and asparagus, and excellent coffee came with... More

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