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#320 of 2,842 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
European, French, Dutch, Contemporary, Central European
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Amstel 212 | 1017 AH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ladera Ranch, California
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our group of 6 to Breitner's for dinner since my wife and I had been there @ 3 years prior and had a fantastic dinner. Disappointed this time. Though the view and location are fantastic, the service we all felt was a bit "haughty" and we felt the meal was just average--especially for the price that we paid. Way... More 

Thank John M
Tetney, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant after having it recommended to us by our Dutch friends. What an excellent recommendation it turned out to be. The food was excellent as was the service. One of our group has a problem with eating fat and this was catered for admirably. We found wine prices quite high in other restaurants we visited, but this... More 

Thank janicejnm
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

romantic place with a beautiful view.Very good food and very kind persons help you to enjoy your meal. gluten free food available, in Amsterdam it isn't easy to find... we really liked it very much!

Thank manudimo
Eglisau, Switzerland
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Exquisitely prepared and presented dishes with complex, complementary flavours and textures. Great service. Lovely central canal-side location. Amazing prices for such carefully crafted dishes.

Thank RosemarieNorth
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We went there for a pre-concert dinner (well, organised and timely: the opera the restaurant earlier than normally to allow plenty of margin). They did even call us two das before to ask for potential allergies. The food was excellent: well prepared, tasty and served splendidly. The atmosphere is ver elegant and you have a beautiful view on the Amstel.... More 

Thank Giuliano G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We come here 2 - 3 times per year and we always say: we should come here more often! Creative dishes - and even the real "meat" dishes are a treat for those also yearning for excellent vegetables: they are more then just "on the side". The simple looking home smoked salmon is classic here and always on the menu.... More 

1 Thank WoodyPecker61
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Fine dining. We had a 5 course meal that was special and very tasty. The restaurant has limited space which makes for a great and personal ambiance. Service was just right (and exceptional for Dutch ). We never felt rushed in the almost three hours we were at the restaurant. The timing of the various courses was just right. The... More 

1 Thank Catherina1975
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Some friends and I recently stopped by the Breitner for their pre-theatre 3 course prixe fix dinner. The Breitner is blessed with a wonderful location on the corner of the Herengracht and the Amstel with views of both the river (from the Opera to the Amstel Hotel) and the canal. High ceilings, large windows, and generous spacing of the tables... More 

Thank EverybodyisaCritic
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were very hungry after our evening cruise to see the December lights and had previously noticed this elegant restaurant and although inappropriately dressed we decided to see if there was a table available. After receiving a very warm welcome from a lovely staff, we were shown to a window seat overlooking the canal. We were offered a set menu... More 

Thank lesleydoh
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Here for my husband's 60th birthday. Loved the ambience, the river and canal views and the food. We had the beautifully presented 4 course menu, with various wines by the glass. One of the best meals we've every eaten, and the service was just perfect. Prices very reasonable for the quality.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, French, Dutch, Contemporary, Central European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amstel 212 | 1017 AH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 310206277879

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Neighborhood Profile
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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