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MAX Amsterdam

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The food was excellent, staff made great recommendations. If you go on the weekends make sure to make a reservation as it was full the night we went!

Thank Craig M
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous restaurant. We were easily able to get reservations. The food was delicious and I enjoyed every moment of the time we ate here. I would definitely go back.

Thank lica100
Northbrook, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

MAX Amsterdam is a go to for me and should be for anyone that travels there. It combines delicious asian cuisine with a small, yet cozy atmosphere to dine in. Located right next to many canals and bridges, it is the perfect spot to have a nice dinner!

Thank Henry F
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good mix of familiar with unusual dishes on the menu 2 & 3 set course menu good value. Service very good.

Thank Nanawink
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food in a nice ambiance. A different take on Indonesian rice table. My colleagues (UK, CH, US) loved it too.

Thank HG S
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience about our modern style of serving good Indonesian food and also that you like the modern ambiance. Happy to know that your International colleagues also loved the food and the restaurant. Fantastic. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went based on reviews. The food was decent but not mind blowing, we ended up cutting it short cause the tasting menu is way too much food. Didn't do dessert. Overall just meh.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience about our food and I'm sorry that our restaurant is not your kind of restaurant. Glad that you found your places in Amsterdam. More 

Heemstede, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we like this informal modern Indonesian restaurant. The service was good, the food really nice and not so typical classic Indonesian. It is a bit pricy for what you get but this is centre Amsterdam.

1 Thank MvdK01
Clayton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for Indonesian food in Amsterdam and came across Max as highly recommended. At first we were skeptical as it did not 'look' like the traditional Indonesian food places we've experienced, but we were soon converted! The staff was great. The owner greeted us and asked us about our experience. We came for and had the Rijsttafel, which... More 

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

Thank you for writing this friendly review about our restaurant and sharing your experience about our food with more TA readers. Happy to know that you enjoyed our food so much. Especially mentioning about the fresh seabass as part of the Rijsttafel menu. Hope to see you again. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice meal. Style is modern and great flavours throughout the meal. Definitely worth a visit if you're in town.

Thank carscia14
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to book, great service, amazing food- so good we went back TWICE during our 4-day stay in Amsterdam! Highly recommended.

Thank vc1230

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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
$53 - $64
European, Contemporary, 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 | Jordan canals 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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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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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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