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Greetje

#156 of 2,865 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Plantage & the East
Dutch, European, Central European, Delicatessen
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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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New York City, New York
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant offers delicious Dutch food in a cozy neighborhood setting. Rene and the rest of his team are incredibly friendly and service-oriented. We could not be more pleased with this choice for our first night in Amsterdam. The restaurant may appear off the beaten path, but is definitely worth the walk for a great dining experience. The chicken entree... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for an authentic Dutch style of cooking that is slightly refined then this your place. It is a little way out if you're not staying in Centrum and even then it's a good 20 minute walk but this adds to the great local atmosphere of the place. We sat outside just on the side of a bridge... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I loved this restaurant a little off the beaten path in a quiet section of town. It was a warm evening so all diners sat outside. Other than a few bees, the meal was terrific. Freshly prepared Dutch dishes with a unique twist. Friendly service.

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Thank mosno
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose those restaurant because it served Dutch cuisine and the decor was traditional and beautiful. We were blown away by the food and service. Truly A grade. I recommend the cos. Best meal in Europe

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Thank Margarita V
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Amsterdam on our honeymoon and had Greetje recommended to us. I am really glad we came! The food is all very delicious, locally sourced, and fantastic presentations. The service is also very good. You can use almost any credit card here (I was shocked that they take Amex!) I will definitely come back here... More 

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Thank David T
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked the hotel for a reference and Greetje was offered. Turns out the hotel was understating the desirability of this location! They were nice to fit four of us into a full reservation list, and the service and food were excellent. A really enjoyable experience.

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Thank Bill C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a romantic meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary and was not disappointed. We had the tasting menu which gave us a true flavour of Dutch cuisine. The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and went out of their way to make it a night to remember. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. Thank you for making... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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Thank ParisPoupe
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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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
$26 - $32
Cuisine
Dutch, European, Central 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
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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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