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“Big and cozy restaurant hidden in Ouderkerk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of De Voetangel

De Voetangel
Rondehoep Oost 3 | 1191 KA, 1191 KA Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
020-4961373
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Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Big and cozy restaurant hidden in Ouderkerk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a big and cozy restaurant hidden in a lonely road in Ouderkerk a/d Amstel. It's the type that the Dutch like, because can accommodate groups in separate rooms and you have to drive to a rural area, through a narrow road enough for a car in one direction and bikes in both sides. So you drive slowly, measuring space when another car come in your direction, until to get in the middle of nowhere to a big and at the same time "gezellig" (nice & cozy) restaurant, you would never find unless you live in that area or a friend who lives there tells you about it.

I went there for lunch with a group of friends for a celebration. I liked the environment and I consider the food good. It was not really very good, but not average either. Just good. The starter was really good, but the main dish, which I had an entrecôte, came a bit cold and almost raw. Then I realised that the waiters didn't ask anybody about how they want their meat. For dessert I had a trio with pear tart/ice cream/bavarois, which was delicious. Price a bit high.

The service, although friendly was quite slowly, and at that day we were the only people in the restaurant. So I guess there is no way for the service to be improved when they have a full house.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Quality and Quantity.....High Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We celebrated my retirement with a dinner for two at this old established restaurant. The food was very delicious and there was plenty of it.
Bread, fresh cream butter, pesto mayonnaise and olive oil was served copiously.
Starters; 1. Salmon Tompoes & 2. Salt beef and duck liver terrine. Both very tasty and most unusual.
Main course; 1. Risotto with peas, onion & pecorino cheese shavings. 2. 350 gr. steak with Japanese butter and huge chips. Side servings of salad & potato au gratin. Too good for words.
Dessert; we both had creme brûlée with lavender, orange and grilled pineapple.......again, to die for.
A good bottle of Californian merlot was a great additive to the meal.
The service was excellent, the young lady was very attentive, kind and helpful.

We can highly recommend this fine restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Food in a fine location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Sat outside for dinner on a perfect summer evening. Enjoyed an excellent meal from a good menu. Drank interesting wines by the glass. The main course of duck was well prepared and served with an excellent range of accompaniments. Altogether a great way to spend a summer evening watching the world go by on the river.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Enschede NL
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Nice place with historic value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Near Amsterdam in the town of Ouderkerk a/d Amstel you'll find restaurant "de Voetangel". It is situated at the crossing of the rivers Holendrecht, Bullewijk and Waver. The service is very friendly and helpfull without being too prominent. And most important they have a very nice and original menu and serve good wines for a decent price.
The history of "de Voetangel" goes back to the 17th century and had many famous visitors, among them one of Holland's most beloved artists Wim Sonneveld. On the website of the restaurant you can watch a very nice presentation (also in English) of their history.
And when you don't want to drive home you can stay at Villa Oldenhoff (B&B) which takes a 5 minutes walk.

Visited March 2013
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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“Good meal and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Visited with some colleagues, and received a warm welcome. A good selection to choose from, and with menus in English. Would visit again.

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