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Barbeque Castell

#129 of 2,591 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Stadsdeel Zuid
Belgian, Dutch, Barbecue
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Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6228606
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere

Great restaurant, small menu but that just reflects in the quality of food. Reasonable prices, great service so long as you're happy to take your time. Also great atmosphere in the restaurant with unique low sofa style seating which is great for a group.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2012
idasben
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed right near this hotel, and smelled the wonderful aromas pretty much every day - and the restaurant was very busy all the time. When we finally had a chance to eat there, it was pretty disappointing to be honest. The menu is really small, and as someone who does not eat gluten, it meant I could not have... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Great restaurant, small menu but that just reflects in the quality of food. Reasonable prices, great service so long as you're happy to take your time. Also great atmosphere in the restaurant with unique low sofa style seating which is great for a group.

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Amsterdam, NL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

what more can you ask for? I've lived here for years and only discovered this place recently - I feel I've let myself down by not having found out about this place sooner! Love the leather couches and exposed brick. Last night we came in from biking in the rain and were able to sit next to the open fireplace... More 

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Littlehampton, West Sussex, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We tried this as a different dining option. Tables are low and you share with other diners which can be very entertainig when the talk begins to flow. Food is served on wooden platters and eaten off of your lap. Unusual but great simple food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We visited this place following tripadvisor, but we were disappointed, quality of the food is poor, do not try premium ribs, it sucks. The only thing I liked is sitting around he open fire, warm bun not quite comfortable to eat. I'm not going one more time.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

1st good sign: Packed with locals 2nd good sign: Full (waiter said 1 hour wait) 3rd good sign: Got a place by the bar and had a drink in 3 minutes 4th good sign: waiter had us seated and another drink within 30 mintues Yes it was packed and most of the people were Dutch (just about 1 block off... More 

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Milan, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Being Dutch I have visited this place for 15+ years and I have taken many of my international friends here as it used to be one of the best places to eat steak in Amsterdam. The casual seating around the open fire and the 'brown' bar used to be more than just a tourist attraction, a cool place to hang... More 

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Munich
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Wonderful place, beautiful inside and you have the chance to eat outdoors in their or your own boat! Very friendly service, fantastic steaks and ribs to die for. Never expected such quality from a restaurant located where most tourist traps are. Gezellig!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

It is obvious from all of the great reviews that this restaurant is a hit in Amsterdam! I don't usually write reviews, but after booking a table before arriving in Amsterdam (purely due to the great reviews) my boyfriend and I really were not disappointed! The restaurant has a lovely traditional atmosphere, where the chef can be seen cooking your... More 

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soton uk
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Wanted to try a good steak restaurant and was advised this was the best and had been around the longest.The food was cooked to perfection,steak,escargots,smoked eel. The price was a little more expensive than normal Amsterdam. The down side was the service,it did not match the price you were paying.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: 020-6228606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Dutch, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?