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The Pantry

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Stadsdeel Zuid
Dutch
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21 Leidsekruisstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 620 0922
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous and friendly, great good and service

Just visited here after reading the reviews on TA. My wife is half Dutch so we wanted to try some traditional Dutch cuisine. The welcome was friendly which carried on throughout. We asked for a recommendation in the mains and were told the combination meal was a great option, so we both had it. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Dev2706
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Staines, Middlesex
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Staines, Middlesex
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Just visited here after reading the reviews on TA. My wife is half Dutch so we wanted to try some traditional Dutch cuisine. The welcome was friendly which carried on throughout. We asked for a recommendation in the mains and were told the combination meal was a great option, so we both had it. I had mine with sausage and... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I went to this little restaurant together with locals who go to this place quite often. They said it was the best place to eat Dutch Food although I must confess that I didn't really know what traditional Dutch Food was. So this is what my colleagues suggested: Starter was Bitterballen, croquettes with Beef. A little greasy but taste was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

When in Amsterdam we had so many foods we wanted to try. Predominantly Dutch food and we heard the pantry was the place to go. Wonderful service from very friendly staff and good hearty Dutch food was thoroughly enjoyed and warmed us right up. Although tricky to find it is a wonderful hidden gem of Amsterdam.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a hidden gem, our hotel receptionist suggested us a place where to eat. It was easy to find it and even if we had to wait 30min (not a big deal, since we had a nice walk in the neighborhood), it was worth. Outstanding staff and fast service. The menus offer a wide range of choice among topical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just been for a meal here after being recommended to us by our hotel. The walk to was similar to that in London Leicester Square but persevere and you will not be disappointed. Small, very busy but the waiters are wonderfully welcoming and polite, greeting you in all languages including sign language. Food was traditional Dutch and delicious. Good idea... More 

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Terni
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I definitely suggest to eat at the Pantry. You can find typical Dutch food which taste really good. We had menu 1 and 2 and shared and we really enjoyed them. Can't say it's very cheap but it's good value for money. We spent 55 € in two, had two menus, mineral water a two beers which aren't included in... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fabulous Dutch food. We were told to eat dinner in Leidseplein, but were disappointed by the overwhelming amount of American and Italian joints. After bypassing countless touristy steak joints we stumbled upon this place, and are so glad we did! Lovely service with a friendly waiter, and delicious Dutch food. I'd definitely recommend the mashed potato with sauerkraut. Free wifi... More 

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gran canaria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went here after reading good reports on trip advisor. We were lucky to get a table as it was full with only one small table for two free. The staff were excellent and very efficient. The food was all excellent too. Felt very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lovely Dutch food. Try the smoked eel - it was amazing. The people who run this place are lovely and so welcoming. Didn't feel rushed, despite being in peak time. Give it a go - you won't be disappointed.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Short walk from museums, very welcoming, cozy atmosphere re, great food. What more could you ask? We are from the traditional Dutch menu but they had other food also.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Leidsekruisstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: 020 620 0922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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