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The Pantry

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Stadsdeel Zuid
Dutch, European
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21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0922
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love...
The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love Holland, and that is what The Pantry is like. This cosy restaurant near the Leidseplein distinguishes itself with its typically Dutch atmosphere and traditional old-Dutch dishes. Hospitality is important. The staff understands the dining and hospitality business and have worked here for years, during which the recognition of this restaurant has been ever increasing. The Dutch living room atmosphere is enhanced by the use of lampshades, Delftware and old paintings on the wall, complemented by the background music. The Pantry works exclusively with fresh, homemade products. Its location in the Leidseplein neighbourhood makes this an ideal restaurant to eat before catching a theatre show or movie. The doors open from eleven in the morning, so it's also a great place to go for lunch
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
delicious taste of the Netherlands!

I wanted to try some authentic Dutch food and boy was this the place to guy. The inside is cozy, filled with locals and fun & friendly waiters. They recommended a caramelized heineken which I loved and the sausage with kale and potatoes was delicious. Make sure you reserve a spot ahead of time(day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to try some authentic Dutch food and boy was this the place to guy. The inside is cozy, filled with locals and fun & friendly waiters. They recommended a caramelized heineken which I loved and the sausage with kale and potatoes was delicious. Make sure you reserve a spot ahead of time(day of is fine) and get over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting the Rijksmuseum, my family and I made the short five minute walk for a traditional Dutch lunch at the Pantry. The Pantry is housed in a small, cozy environment surrounded by Dutch art and Delftware. You are greeted by a cheerful hostess who will greet you in Dutch but quickly change to English after judging your response. Dutch... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed authentic Dutch food in a very cosy restaurant.The staff were very welcoming, informative and went the extra mile to give us an excellent experience on the last night of our holiday (as well as exchanging some interesting facts about our respective countries.) We will come back again

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Thank Angela480
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely, cosy, homely restaurant in Amsterdam. We went for my partners 30th birthday as he wanted to try Dutch cuisine, and then later in the week as we had such a great experience. The waiter was fantastic, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was perfect, home cooked traditional comfort food. The place itself was really nice. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good and quality food, fresh. a very large choice of typical Dutch dishes. Original decoration and super friendly staff. Booking is preferable but not compulsory

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very traditional and food amazing. Recommend the set menu. Hotsput. Very nice with pea and ham soup. Would come again next time we visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was happy that our hotel recommended the pantry for a real Dutch cuisine experience. At first we couldn't find it tucked away in between other establishments, but glad we did. It was not a large restaurant, yet small and cosy with low lighting. The food portions where quite large and the variety was good. I would recommend going to this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place. Service was AMAZING and so friendly. Everything is compact and cosy. Our meals were so tasty...loved the dutch mini pancakes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after viewing restaurant on TripAdvisor. It is amongst some tacky restaurants, but the Pantry stands out amongst them Food is delicious with plenty of choice including traditional dutch favourites. I enjoyed the pea soup, especially since it was very cold outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pantry is in a slightly odd area (don't be put off by surrounding restaurants) but close to the American Hotel where we were staying. What a find! We went back twice on different weekends. Very hearty and delicious Dutch food, with extremely friendly (family run?) staff and cosy surroundings. There are only a few tables so booking is advisable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love Holland, and that is what The Pantry is like. This cosy restaurant near the Leidseplein distinguishes itself with its typically Dutch atmosphere and traditional old-Dutch dishes. Hospitality is important. The staff understands the dining and hospitality business and have worked here for years, during which the recognition of this restaurant has been ever increasing. The Dutch living room atmosphere is enhanced by the use of lampshades, Delftware and old paintings on the wall, complemented by the background music. The Pantry works exclusively with fresh, homemade products. Its location in the Leidseplein neighbourhood makes this an ideal restaurant to eat before catching a theatre show or movie. The doors open from eleven in the morning, so it's also a great place to go for lunch

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