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Greetje

#164 of 2,838 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Plantage & the East
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Peperstraat 23, 1011 TJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 7797450
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This definitely counts as one of my most memorable evenings. I had the tasting menu which is definitely worth taking your time over if you can, considering the amount of food and the exceptional quality, the tasting menu it’s actually very reasonably priced. Great for all occassions, perfect for something special and also fits the bill for relaxed dining. If... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable! Such an amazing 3 course meal made traditionally and such great value too. They have an option so that you can try all starters and all desserts in small versions.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I wanted a true Dutch experience and this restaurant offered it. The building is beautiful and on one of the older streets in Amsterdam. The wait staff were knowledgeable and very friendly. The food itself was incredible! At our table we had the potato soup, chicken with mushroom and barley, veal with potatoes, cod with potatoes and... More 

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Thank Kljones7
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant in Amsterdam. Away from the very busy areas of Amsterdam, but close enough to walk to. Small, intimate setting. Food was excellent, although a bit pricey, but not overly so for Amsterdam. Would highly recommend this place for dinner in Amsterdam if you want to find good, Dutch food.

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Thank Rcooksc
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, an outstanding menu and high quality food at reasonable prices. Very well located and if you are looking for something Dutch, this is the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time. Sisters having dinner together. Lots of steep stairs but a waiter helped us down to restroom and back, and called a cab when it was time to leave - absolutely delightful food, the best of Dutch is how it was touted - and it was - my sister had poussin and relished it and I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a special birthday. The staff and food were superb. Located 15 minutes walk from the central station in a lovely traditional building. Rene was a charming host who loved giving you the history of the food on his menu. He and his staff made it a memorable evening.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to get an authentic Dutch meal and we were not disappointed. I got the veal filet with mashed potatoes and it was awesome. We also got the appetizer sampler so we could try everything and it was good as well.

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Thank Robert B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the oldest and more traditional dutch restaurants. Food was excellent and atmosphere comfortable. Food was well prepared and presented. Lamb and veal dishes were outstanding. Tasting menu is fairly priced and generous in the portions. In a quiet area of the City which makes for a nice walk along the Amstel River.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Our dinner venue was chosen on TA advice . Service was Great !! Fun waiter and great service . Food very good if slightly expensive . Fresh bread with spread delivered as we sat down was soft and yum . Tapenade presented between courses . The vegetarian tart was tasty and asparagus nicely cooked . Lamb chops lightly cooked .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $32
Cuisine
Dutch, European, Delicatessen
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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