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Greetje

#164 of 2,901 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 - 11:00 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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Glasgow
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Traveller2089
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Australian friends picked this restaurant as in a typical Dutch restaurant. I looked on line and didn't like anything on the small menu, but went along with an open mind. The staff were fantastic! Good humoured funny and they made the evening fun. The food, if this is typical Dutch was very disappointing, limited menu, none of us five... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 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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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 - $33
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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