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Divan

#285 of 2,468 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Turkish
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Elandsgracht 14, 1016 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8239
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming, good service

Like other reviewers, we chose this restaurant by chance while strolling the Jordaan. We were seated immediately and the service throughout the meal was prompt and gracious. I felt like a welcome guest. My wife and I had different eating experiences. The ali nazik I had as a main course was one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Jonb617
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Turkish first
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English first
Watertown, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Like other reviewers, we chose this restaurant by chance while strolling the Jordaan. We were seated immediately and the service throughout the meal was prompt and gracious. I felt like a welcome guest. My wife and I had different eating experiences. The ali nazik I had as a main course was one of the best Middle Eastern dishes I've ever... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were lucky enough to be staying close to Divan - and went there for dinner. It was one of the best Mediterranean meals I have had in a while. Menu is typically Greek/Turkish - the lovely staff are more than willing to offer recommendations. Food is delicious - a real variety and options for veggie and meat eaters. Drink... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This charming little restaurant offered up one of the best dining experiences we've had in Amsterdam. Divan offers up delicious, authentic tasting Turkish food in a cosy, old-school family-owned restaurant atmosphere that reminded me of my own older relatives back home. Although the entree list included some interesting options, we opted to make a dinner of mezze (several appetizers or... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good menu choices, typical Turkish / Greek. Prices about right, 5 people starter, main, and drinks €140. Fast service, although it was quiet. However, be aware that like many restaurants in Holland they only accept Dutch payment cards. Recommended

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You will leave full up.. The service is a tad slow but the food and friendliness of staff make up for it. Staff made us feel right at home and we sat where we wanted. The variety is excellent and so is the price. The homemade lemonade is perfect and the meat is grilled enough to have texture and flavour!!

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amman
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Divan is a cosy restaurant run by a turkish family and serves the best turkish home made food in reasonable prices . If u ever visit amestrdam don't miss this restaurant .

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Devon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We came across this unsophisticated restaurant purely by chance and were so pleased that we had. It has a nice atmosphere, the food and red wine were simple but delicious and the family members who attended to us were very charming, friendly & efficient. We really couldn't fault it. Three courses and a carafe of wine came to around €60... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

"Divan" is a surprise. We went there with friends and ordered a lot of different and delicious plates that we were able to share altogether. Great Turkish red wine and such a wonderful service ! Definitely worth a visit, you will love it.

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Vientiane, Laos
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant one evening in Amsterdam after a few drinks in the Jordaan district. We ordered a mix of the half plates which we shared and some seasonal beer. Pros: yummy Turkish food (stuffed mushrooms favourite of the night) good friendly service, good value for money and cosy atmosphere.

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Bellingham, Washington
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36 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Having read the other reviews on this restaurant, I wouldn't have believed it to be the same place. Don't get me wrong, it was ok, but having been in Turkey many times, I found the food to be a little disappointing. It was acceptable, but nothing overly spectacular. Perhaps we hit there on a bad night, as the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Elandsgracht 14, 1016 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 626 8239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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