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De Oude Smidse

Achterdijk 2-4, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen 1191 JK, The Netherlands
020-4961262
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Price range: $41 - $41
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
New York, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I rode bikes from Amsterdam, following the Amstel to get to the restaurant, and had a wonderful time just getting there -- beautiful scenery on a lovely day! The meal we had was the best of our trip, and it's worth noting that the seafood starter with crab, shrimp, eel and more was spectacular, and the lamb... More

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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lovely taster-menu style starter followed by gorgeous main course. We had a lovely family dinner made even better by the staff, the atmosphere and the surroundings.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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277 reviews 277 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I like this traditional Dutch restaurant. It's informal, has a charming, nice and cozy environment, meaning exactly what the Dutch expression "gezellig" is about. My sister-in-low and her family where visiting the Netherlands and we went there for dinner. The service was friendly and effective, although a bit slow (but that is the standard in NL). The dishes were good... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

A lovely restaurant, lovely welcoming staff, knew I spoke English and out came the English menu and they didn't hesitate to talk English. The setting in the restaurant was beautiful real old Dutch. The food was excellent, made my last meal in holland most enjoyable. Would recommend this restaurant. Also looking over the canal, and watch the canal boats go... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I had dinner with some business associates here this week. It was a gorgeous evening and we sat right by the water watching little boats go by, what a treat. Everyone loved their food, the seafood appetizer with a taste of king prawn, small Dutch shrimp, crab meat etc was great. Several of us had the sea wolf (even though... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We came in for a birthday party, the place is very nice and warm, lovely view, the food was unbelievable! gourmet dishes with a twist and smiley service. we loved it!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I visit this restaurant probably once a month and always take my international business associates to this place. The food is nice and the wines are great. Staff is friendly and polite and all of them have a long history working for this restaurant. It used to be blacksmith and you can still see some signs of that. The menu... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

As other reviewers have pointed out, the restaurant is beautifully located on the Amstel and has a lovely terrace when the weather is accommodating. Parking is available in the square and if you are a little early, i'd recommend a short walk through the Ouderkerk old village high street. The menu is very contemporary, but does evoke traditional flavors. Great... More

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Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We allways visit this beautiful reastaurant with our American guests and they are allways very delighted with the the splendid food, very good proactive friendly service for a fair price in a dutch scene. You can still breath the historical atmosphere in this beauitifull building from 1600 wich used to be a blacksmith's shop. This combination makes it our favourite... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Reasonably priced with very good food, and decent service. The quiet and pictoresque location near the water and the draw bridge is superb. I have been here several times over the years. Try the smoked eel on multi-grain toast, a delicacy. The Stout Bakery (gluten-free pastry and whole-wheat croissants!) and 17th-century Jewish Cemetery (on the United Nations watch list) are... More

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