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Spang Makandra

#758 of 2,835 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
De Pijp
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Gerard Doustraat 39, 1072 VK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 670 50 81
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The spang makandra special is the best indonesian dish you can get in Amsterdam, so many flavors, it Will blow your mind. Very Nice

Thank krimokroni
New York City
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth a visit. Try and make a reservation. The food is perfect for virtually all palettes and dietary restrictions. I had a rice and cod fish dish which was simple and delightful, but there were various meat and vegetarian options. Highly recommended after museum visits. It's a short walk from the Museum Quarter, and there is no... More 

Thank ErIa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute, little restaurant hidden in a street vertical to Ferdinand Bolstraat in de Pijp. It is usually packed, no one wonders why as it serves fresh Surinamese food which is authentic, super tasty and cheap. You will see cars stopping to collect orders, people waiting to be seated. And in this small chaos, people in the kitchen do their magic... More 

Thank MARy P
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

one of the best suriname food that i ever had. everything was delicious. the food was very cheap and the people very nice

Thank Maria F
San Francisco,CA
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176 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

As an American I would never have thought the Surinamese food would be such an excellent option while visiting Amsterdam. Arrived during the lunch rush when most people are getting food to go so there were plenty of places to sit. Server was courteous explained the menu without any problems. I ordered the roti kip and it was excellent. I... More 

Thank craig_traveler
London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I first visited Spang Makandra several years ago when visiting Amsterdam with a group of friends. We had stopped off at the bar across the road to search for a place to eat lunch in our guide book when we got talking to an English couple who advised us to go there. They told us they didn't speak much English... More 

Thank TheFifiMachine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a small place and very popular, both for dine in and take away. Because of this if you plan to dine in, you may have to wait a while. The staff seem rushed trying to deal with the crowd, but they manage just fine. The food was excellent!! We had a mix of Surinam and Java cuisine. The best... More 

Thank Manu C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was very packed and busy when we arrived. We were 3 persons and waited almost 20 minutes outside for a free table. Once our table was ready the waiter placed us and three other strangers (!) (that also waited for a table outside but arrived after us) at one and the same table for 6 persons to save some... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for a late lunch after finding this place in Yelp. It was a block away from where I was staying and I had never tried Javanese food. The Yelp reviews suggested the Javanese Rames; I'll be honest I still do t know what that means, but it was a mixture of things. There was a chicken skewer... More 

Thank robinmag
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and so reasonable too! Very cozy and busy but we got seated right away. I would highly recommend it.

Thank debiky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $36
Asian, Indonesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gerard Doustraat 39, 1072 VK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighborhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: 020 670 50 81

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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