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MAX Amsterdam

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Frankfurt, Germany
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95 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looking back I would say I am surprised by the excellent ratings this place received. Overpriced and overrated- we had only the two course meal plus two Beers and espressos. Food was ok but not to kill for. Though it arrived fast and service was fine. The beer place around the corner is excellent though.

Thank Mattse
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sittning and just finish the starter Heavently good bit spicy outstanding Staff to be continued.... Now ve are satisfied with this visit and we Will garantied visit this place seberal times👌

Thank Thomas A
Bethel, Connecticut
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first try of Indonesian food and we absolutely loved it. The food, wine, location and ambiance was perfect. Great service and more then enough food. Make sure you go hungry!

Thank COlexy
Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place, great food, great wine, great service. It's small and cosy, on 2 floors, really good quality of food. Excellent wine selection for the food. We loved it and would come again anytime.

Thank german2
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have never had Indonesian food and Max didn't disappoint! We made reservations prior to arriving in Amsterdam. We arrived a 7:00 PM and there were only a few tables but the place slowly started to fill up as we ate. We went for the tasting menu and it didn't disappoint at all. Priced very very reasonable... More 

Thank Chrisgemar
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is excellent, the choice of wine great. However it is Max who makes this place superb and special. His genuine relationship with the guests and the hospitality he offered to us, even in sharing the recipes and secret ingredients he is using, was something that we did not see anywhere before. Max is one of the rare people... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cute place, and great service and great food. We got the rijstaffel special and everything was amazing. Let the pictures speak for themselves!

Thank IowaMusictravel
Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was curious about Indonesian food and wanted to take my wife on a nice dinner date. I found this restaurant on trip advisor and we booked a table. We took the Indonesian 3 course menu and it was great. The food was very good and the service matched the food. We found that the portion was quite big and... More 

Thank HugoLeitao
Walnut Creek, California
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170 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With four people we ordered the multi course meal along with good wine. We asked for a quiet table and received a perfect upstairs table. The food, wine, and atmosphere made for a fine evening.

Thank sam101645
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Happy to read you enjoyed your evening and as you said you liked the food, wine and the good atmosphere. Thanks. More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here on a recent short trip to Amsterdam for my birthday. My husband wanted me to have a special meal at a nice restaurant so had a look at Trip Advisor and the restaurant's website and it seemed like MAX would be a good choice. When he booked he made the restaurant aware that it... More 

Thank Georgina M
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

In other words: Thank you for the complimentary birthday drinks, it was very sweet that the staff did that. You're welcome and wish you a lots of love. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$64 - $75
European, Indonesian, International
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222
Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan relaxed setting, located in the heart of Amsterdam's most beautiful canal area. MAX is a place to explore a new International cuisine with the additional flavours of MamaMax' traditional Indonesian home cooking. No nonsene good food, fresh and sparkling spiced. Forget the Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Guests minded and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate open room for function up 20 persons. Mondays open on request for business groups.

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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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