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“Fresh Vegetarian” 3 of 5 stars
Review of De Bolhoed

De Bolhoed
Prinsengracht 60-62, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020-626 1803
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Ranked #730 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fresh Vegetarian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Tried this place on our last night in Amsterdam. Food was good and very fresh. I had the Greek salad, my wife got the soup of the day, and we split the guacamole dip as an appetizer. Room for improvement in regards to the service. Staff was in attentive, and the food took a really long time considering we just got soup/salad and guacamole.

Visited June 2013
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“Violent and Abusive staff.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Amsterdam is known for its poor service and although sometimes that can be perceived as charming evidence of how the Dutch are so humble and down to earth other times it is just outright abusive. I have been to De Bolhoed 3 times in the last year and every time the behavior of the staff seems to rise to another level of rude. Recently I witnessed one of the members of the kitchen staff literally screaming abuse at a customer because of some kind of misunderstanding. Problems in communication happen all the time in the service industry but never in my life have I experienced the kind of outright hostility that took place on this day. The staff member was literally pounding his fists on the customers table and screaming threats of violence while the rest of the staff stood around and watched in perverse enjoyment. It was disgusting. Its a shame, because the Bolhoed has excellent food, even though it is extremely over priced (17 euros for lasagne). If your from Amsterdam then maybe the poor service and potential hostility wont bother you but if your from out of town then avoid this place at all costs because an encounter with the angry and embittered people that work here could easily ruin your day with a profound dose of toxic negativity.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“Really good fresh food, lots of it, and a great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I went to this restaurant Friday night with my girlfriend... she isn't vego but loved the food. The atmosphere was really good, there was heaps of food made with fresh ingredients, and we were really full after dining. The restaurant is in a really nice part of Amsterdam but is still only an easy 10 minute walk into town and the red light district. There's a cool resident cat in the restaurant taking it very easy, adds to the atmosphere. There was a good choice of menu options, all sounding really good, tasty and healthy. The meals were wholesome but really tasty too, so if you are looking for a good meal whether you are veto or not then give this place a go... :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best vegan food in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am vegan (also gluten and sugar free), and one of the things I like to do while travelling is the discovery of new, nice restaurants. This one I keep visiting (often) every time I am in Amsterdam. Simply the best vegetarian and vegan food. It's not the cheapest place to eat in the city, but it's way worth (and well, not really that expensive either). Pleas give it a try. Excellent desserts too, but most not sugar free (or gluten free) and some not vegan, but all properly signer.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“One of the best vegetarian restaurants in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This restaurant is wonderfully located at the Prinsengracht. The interior is a bit simple but the food is delicious. We had enchiladas and the daily menu. The dishes were very tasty. Service was OK. I can recommend this restaurant to every vegetarian.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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