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Kooning van Siam

Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 42, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(020) 623 72 93
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Rocklin, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I question the validity of any good reviews for this restaurant. Our waitress was rude and condescending. The prices were on the real high side for Thai. We asked for water and were told to buy bottled water or order drinks and that they would only give us 1 glass of water for a table of seven guests (yes you... More 

Thank C-Bizzles
Hemel Hempstead, England
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Really great Thai food (earned after a day of sightseeing), especially the duck with red curry. Generous plate of starters; friendly staff.

Thank ELloyd
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Reading previous reviews there is an improvement in the service or we where just lucky?! Recommend by our foodie friends we booked a night before and walked over from our hotel. Must say this place serves the most delicious thai food I had outside of Thailand. The chef clearly knows what he's doing and the dishes has a modern touch.... More 

Thank Attila J
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58 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Appalling, unprofessional, rude service by a couldn't-care-less waiter totally spoilt our meal. The food was average at best and they couldn't have cared less about providing a vegetarian option. We waited ages for our food and when it arrived, it was the wrong thing but it was getting so late that we had it anyway. This was our 2nd visit... More 

Thank CharlieFox
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

The food was worth the wait. Service was good (perhaps the terrible server mentioned in other reviews was off or no longer employed) and the Pad Thai was the best we've ever had. We ordered the 7-appetizer sampler as well which felt too pricy for the portion size but tasted good. One thing to note, we were told to order... More 

Thank Colleen B
Alexandroupoli, Greece
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527 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of my all time favourites in Amsterdam, great thai kitchen with large menu at reasonable prices. On the menu is stated with peppers how spicey the dishes are very helpful for people who cannot eat this spicey. Great staff great location

Thank PeterSilvainMooij
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

After a long day out, the place looked very beautifully done and quite welcoming. But the service levels were appalling. When we complained about a waiter's behavior, while taking the order, the waiter meekly said that he was only acting on his manager's orders. When we finally met the manager (or proprietor, not sure who he was) he was so... More 

Thank RSinha77
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were a group of 5 girls travelling from London, Paris and Mumbai. The restaurant looked nice and we were looking forward to eating a lovely thai meal. We were very thirsty and asked for water. We were told to order food first and then they would get us water, weird! When asked to see the manager, he said that... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lovely restaurant, excellent food and great service. We had a lot of fun and we really enjoyed the different dishes that they recommended us. Will be back son!

Thank Samar A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

At first glance the restaurant is attractive and welcoming, but from there it is all downhill. It was clear from looking into the open kitchen that the starters were from the freezer. the lack of flavour confirmed this. The menu for main courses was disconcertingly vague as to what each dish contained. So much so that I opted for two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 42, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: (020) 623 72 93

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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