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#169 of 2,932 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Plantage & the East
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Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 7797450
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was referred to me by the Concierge at The Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam for authentic Dutch cuisine. Much to my amazement, the meal was a variety of exotic, delicious courses (many)! The service was exceptional and I was even provided with a free charger for my iPhone, while dining. I am a foodie who has dined out all... More 

Thank Oceanluvr123
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant when we asked for somewhere really Dutch... excellent food .. charming informed waiters and not too crowded ( we went on a Thursday evening).... lots of attention to detail ... but it was a bit pricey !!

Thank Terry H
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and service. Pork dripping for butter! I miss it and crave it. Will have to go back to Amsterdam just for Greetje. Could eat this food every night of the week.

Thank Janet N
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant claiming to be "Dutch as Dutch people want to eat". It is an older location, and is named after the owner's mother who loved to cook with fresh ingredients. The restaurant itself is quite charming but do NOT go down to the toilets if you have had too much to drink: very narrow staircase! The... More 

Thank CAtherine H
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by the concierge at the Waldorf Astoria so it was like a blind date. It was a delicious meal of home cooked traditional Dutch food. The loin of pork was unlike anything I have ever had, the service is natural and authentic and atmosphere similarly calm. If you like "fancy" and/or " flashy bling" you might be disappointed but... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled here from San Francisco and our hotel Amràth, recommended. We were given a table upstairs and were served the best meal. The salad splat was incredible. The duck excellent, and had Creme brûlée with licorice ice cream. Unbelievable tastes. Service 5 star. Thank you so much for such a fun and incredible meal:

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We went to this place on perhaps the hottest night of the year and without AC it simply could not cope - we had to pour the butter on the bread. This may have influenced our enjoyment of the meal. The meal is billed as representing 'Dutch cooking' at its best but it really does not live up to much.... More 

Thank silvertraveler01
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner consisting of tasters of the various starters and a main courses of spring chicken and Veal. The food was superb and a great introduction to Dutch cuisine. The staff were friendly, helpful and happy and it made a great evening. Thank you for a very special evening

Thank Omb_uk
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambience, scrumptious food and very friendly and helpful staff. I loved the fact that the restaurant was in a very picturesque setting, whilst the internal decor was traditional Dutch, to add to it's quaint charm. When it came to the actual food, the menu provided ample choice, with the option of having a high tea version of all starters... More 

Thank Mel0924
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic little place! A small hidden restaurant in a quiet part of Amsterdam, with great food, good service and divine food. A great Dutch twist on some classic dishes with a great choice of wines to complement the dishes. Not surprised it's one of the top results in TripAdvisor for good Amsterdam dining. You get what you pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $32
Dutch, European, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: +31 20 7797450
A great restaurant in Amsterdam for experiencing delicious Dutch food in a friendly and cosy atmosphere.Quote from the New York Times T-Magazine December 21st, 2010:"I finally found a real taste of Holland. And it was so good, I’ve been back several times since. Located in the leafy district surrounding the Montelbaanse Tower, one of the prettiest parts of the city, this cozy dining room with wood-plank floors, bare wooden tables and old-fashioned wallpaper, is run by René Loven, who named it after his mother, an apparently gifted home cook whose smiling face appears on the cover of the menu. The place is invariably packed with a jolly crowd of locals sating themselves on beautifully cooked versions of the comfort food they loved to eat as children".Quote from the Washington Post article May 11th, 2008: "Named for the owner's mother, this cozy restaurant may be the best example of contemporary Dutch cooking outside a home. Here's the place to try tiny, tender local shrimp; delicate slices of Dutch lamb dressed up with chive-flecked potato salad; lightly smoked eel with herbed mayonnaise; and the tasty North Sea fish known as tub gurnard."

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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