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De Oude Smidse

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Achterdijk 2-4, 1191 JK Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
020-4961262
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
very good and nice located restaurant.

Restaurant in an old building very nice decorated and full of atmosphere. My parents celebrate there 50 years of marriage. very good service and a beatifull diner was served in a seprated part of the restaurant. Also there is a nice terras at the water!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
cschaeff
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Mijdrecht
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mijdrecht
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Restaurant in an old building very nice decorated and full of atmosphere. My parents celebrate there 50 years of marriage. very good service and a beatifull diner was served in a seprated part of the restaurant. Also there is a nice terras at the water!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Since we are new to the area though it was a nice place to try. 1.Arrived around 18:30 , wanted to enjoy drinks outside at sunset first. Rude waitress has made it clear that we wont get any "just drinks". Ok, we planned to eat anyway, though it was weird to see how she has managed to kick out 2... More 

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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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460 reviews 460 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Achterdijk 2-4, 1191 JK Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amstelveen  >  Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
  • Phone Number: 020-4961262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 41
  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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