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de Luwte

Leliegracht 26/28, 1015 DG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
0031 20 6258548
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Ranked #180 of 2,239 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Description: Restaurant De Luwte has been a well-known establishment located at the Leliegracht in Amsterdam for over 27 years. This winter, it has renewed the look.As soon as you walk in you feel the warmth. Warmth coming from the cosy fireplace, but also the natural colors and materials surrounding you. You find yourself amongst the locals and internationals. Enjoy a nice glass of red wine by the fireplace, a special diner with a view over the Leliegracht or taste different cocktails below our vertical garden.The name 'De Luwte' means 'out of the wind' or a 'sheltered place'. De Luwte is a calm, relaxing spot in the centre of Amsterdam where you can escape the bustle of the city into a cosy and relaxing place.We have an international menu with a nod to the Mediterrenaen kitchen. To everyone's wish our menu is an affordable, obtainable and interesting answer.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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Atlanta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Located on the Leliegracht canal, this place reminds me of a small NYC bistro. We had the young hen stuffed with couscous and grapes... divine. Good wine list.

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Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I thought that we would love this place based on the reviews but we were a little disappointed. They seemed to be severely understaffed and it took forever to get our food, wine etc. We only had one glass of water the whole time and it was never refilled. The steak was 65euro for two people and... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great little restaurant on the lovely Leliegracht Canal in Amsterdam. The food is outstanding, the portions are decent-sized, and the ingredients are fresh and tasty. They have wonderful meat and vegetarian options, and one cannot beat sitting outside beside the beautiful canal, sipping wine, and having a fine meal. The desserts, by the way, are also delicious.... More

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Cleveland, OH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We spent a week in Amsterdam and went here twice. Both times we had the tomahawk, which is a 30 oz. long bone ribeye for two. Comes with a great salad and a big bowl of fries. €65, I believe. Very good service and they made you feel very comfortable. I'd highly recommend. P.S. We ordered the steak medium both... More

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

On our visit to Amsterdam we stayed at the 't Hotel on Leliegracht. After a long day of walking we decided to eat at de Lewte which is only several doors up the street. Oddly, when I searched Trip Advisor for a restaurant recommendation on the map feature, it didn't come up despite having good reviews. Anyway, we were delighted... More

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england
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We hadn't booked and were squeezed in before closing and were pleasantly surprised by the standard of food. Pigs cheeks stew was tasty and had some fine tasting red wine.

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Washington State
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74 reviews 74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our B&B recommended this place right around the corner. When we arrived (without reservations) we were told they were fully booked but we could wait if we wanted. Before we even took a sip of our wine a table was offered. My beet soup and my wife's salad were both excellent. I had the chicken, which turned out to be... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband, myself and another couple of friends recently visited the restaurant in early May. We shared 2 of the aged steaks which I think were €65 to share. They were initially sent out undercooked from what we ordered but this was soon rectified and they sent them out perfect the second time. They were magnificent as were the chips... More

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Muttenz, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We are on a business trip and every evening we were looking for new restaurants. We found this really nice place with so friendly people. Wow! Thank you! The food is also very good and the card is small. So why 4 and not 5 stars? The fact is you maybe don't like the 5-6 menus on the card and... More

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Briey, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

we spotted this restaurant on tripadvisor and we were disappointed ... Yet conveniently located near Herengracht lousy service, not very friendly and honest food but nothing special except the check, really expensive ... blah!

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