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De Oude Smidse

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Achterdijk 2-4, 1191 JK Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
31204961262
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A meal for a French family visiting Amsterdam

We organised a long family weekend in Amsterdam but wished to see the country side. On Trip Advisor comments we decided to have lunch at De Oude Smidse. On a Grey winter day it was a good choice : very nice old building by a canal (must be fantastic in Summer), friendly staff speaking English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
mj_chardeyron
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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The food is OK, the ambiance as well, but it is mostly the location that is very nice : along the Amstel river, accross the old bridge and in front of the beautiful church of Ouderkerk-aan-de-Amstel

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Thank Ouderkerk2008
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had a terrible experience. The fish was cooked one day before we came. The deer stew.was not cooked long enough. The fat was still very tough. They asked us why didn't you tell us during the meal. We ate just a few bites they did not notice we were not eating for at least half an hour. We cancelled... More 

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Thank maxentom
DeOudeSmidse, Eigenaar at De Oude Smidse, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you had a bad experiance in our restaurant. But our food is always day fresh, so it cannot be cooked a day before. I shall speak about this with my staff and maybe we may welcome you an other time. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We organised a long family weekend in Amsterdam but wished to see the country side. On Trip Advisor comments we decided to have lunch at De Oude Smidse. On a Grey winter day it was a good choice : very nice old building by a canal (must be fantastic in Summer), friendly staff speaking English fairly well. Good food, although... More 

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Thank mj_chardeyron
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The restaurant is in the middle of Oudekerk aan de Amstel, situated next to the river Amstel. In the summer it's the perfect place to drink a glass of wine or beer and to enjoy the view. The size of the restaurant is average, but once you enter you it feel's like a large but cozy livingroom with a hearth... More 

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Thank Bas F
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Sometimes everything comes together just right and makes for a perfect dining experience. Firstly, the location of the restaurant - beautiful. The weather had been poor that day but sitting in the cosy restaurant looking out at grey skies and picturesque village view made a negative into a positive. Secondly, the service: attentive but not too fussy and English menu... More 

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Thank holidaycreatures
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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575 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Often when having visitors my husband and I take them to Ouderkerk A/d Amstel, which is a small town, very close to Amsterdam and which has a good number of restaurants of high quality. One of our favourites is "De Oude Smidse". The restaurant is simple and cozy while having food and service of high quality. the staff is nice... More 

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Thank JuPereira
Mijdrecht
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank cschaeff
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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3 Thank CityOrchid
New York, NY
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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1 Thank JetSetNYC
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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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: 31204961262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 41
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?