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“Traditional Dutch Food & Atmosphere- w/ Excellent Gluten Free Options” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Haesje Claes

Restaurant Haesje Claes
273-275 Spuistraat, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
020 624 9998
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Ranked #196 of 2,486 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $33 - $53
Cuisines: Dutch, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dam Square
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Traditional Dutch Food & Atmosphere- w/ Excellent Gluten Free Options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The restaurant has a very charming and warm ambiance- and food to match the atmosphere. The menu is primarily traditional Dutch fare, with lots of meat/fish paired with mashed potatoes. This means the meals are quite heavy and filling, but quite delicious!

The servers were all extremely friendly and spoke English very well. The place had a warm, yet casual atmosphere, as children and adults alike were dining there. All at a reasonable price. We also saw quite a few large parties being seated, so they seem very accommodating for large groups.

In terms of gluten free: Most of my family members are gluten free, so we specifically came here after researching that they had gluten free options. They have a whole designated gluten free menu, which is always a great sign. Many of the meals were composed of meat and potatoes anyway, but it was good to be assured that they were gluten free. They also serve a delicious gluten free roll to gf patrons at the beginning of the meal. For gf drinkers, they serve the gluten free Belgian beer, Mongozo, as well as Strongbow cider.

It was really wonderful to be understood as a gluten free patron in a foreign city. We were able to eat traditional Dutch food without worrying about being contaminated.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Can you say, "Dover Sole?"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

For huge portions of Dover Sole and other delicious dishes, make a beeline for this quaint restaurant.

Visited January 2014
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“Good experience at Haesje claes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Food was reasonably priced, interiors were great and the menu options were authentic and tasty. The local dutch beer here is highly recommended too

  • Visited September 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Traditional Dutch fare in old time surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel's concierge, we wanted traditional Dutch fare and we got it, the surroundings were European old style, menus in every language, good selection of beers, we ordered the herring with onions and pickles, old Amsterdam cheese cubes, pea soup with sausage and the Hotchpotch with meatball sausage and bacon which is a kind of purée of potatoes onions and carrots, with a meatball and sausages on top. It was surprisingly good. The food was good, the servings were generous and the service was fast. I recommend it as a first time visitor to Amsterdam

Visited January 2014
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“Great Local Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Located near several major hotels, this restaurant serves delicious local food. Fish, meat, stews and desserts are all wonderful. Very fairly priced. Definitely worth a visit. Reservations helpful/.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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