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de Luwte

Leliegracht 26/28, 1015 DG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
0031 20 6258548
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Ranked #208 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Really, really good food, unusual combinations cooked well - especially liked the tuna starter with wasabi ice cream, and also decent value wine. Service was excellent too, managed to fit us in late on a busy evening. Overall very happy, would definitely recommend! :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at De Luwte while at a convention in town, The service and food were both excellent but the staff in particular was superb. Anouk was our waitress and her attention to detail and interaction with us were professional, cordial and what make this town such a great place to hang out - she went above and beyond... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is lovely, tucked down a side street but in summer the terrace outside is full, you have to book, this place was BUSY on Saturday. I always get worried about restaurants with small kitchens on busy nights, but our table was was easy view and the chefs seemed the most calmest I have ever seen, not a bead... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Full of local people from Amsterdam, we decided to enter this beautiful restaurant, close to our Hotel. The atmosphere was great, lots of clients, fantastic cocktails and very very good food. We tried the delicious scallops and steak tartar, and the fish of the day and the Tomahawk which were just amazing. Great location in the heart of the Jordaan.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The only reason I'm even giving two stars is because our waitress was nice (although constantly having to be apologetic due to mistakes/delays in the kitchen), the location is nice and the scallop starter was actually tasty. The beef tournedos that I had was the worst cut and preparation of meat that I've had in recent memory. Not only was... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On the last day of our European trip my husband and I finished on a high note with Restaurant de Luwte. The location, ambiance, and food were outstanding. The interior is inviting with natural colors and woods and a modern but cozy look. We were there after dark, but the view of the canal would be great from the terrace... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My girlfriend choosed the restaurant to celebrate my 30th birthday. We arrived quite early around 7pm, so we could easily find a table without reservation, later the restaurant was almost full. The service was avarage,but the waitress was kind, but they should hire more staff for this amount of tables to improve on the service. We took a main course... More

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

de Luwte is located on a beautiful canal in the Jordaan, with outside tables viewing the canal, as well as an attractive and comfortable inside space. We were able to be promptly seated without reservations, but had arrived before the dinner rush. Our waitress was friendly, and the food was delicious. However, the service became somewhat spotty. On two occasions,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great food, great service, great location. Really lovely evening out and would recommend heartily for anyone looking for a couples meal out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We loved our dinner. The hotel concierge recommended it, and we were not disappointed. It's a nice bistro with canal views. Yes, it's a little pricey but the food, presentation and quality was excellent. We had a nice table by the window. We dined with our teenage boys. The staff was very accommodating with a child with food allergies. The... More

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