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MAX Amsterdam

) #37 of 3,326 Restaurants in Amsterdam $$ - $$$ European, , Indonesian
Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (119 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (128 reviews)
“sea bass” (91 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, Indonesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

This was our first experience at an Indonesian restaurant. And boy, did we pick a great one. We shared the 3 course Indonesian Rijsttafel menu. Still trying to figure out the three courses and believe they consist of The starter with Chicken satay salad, then...More

Thank chefluee
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Lovely food with very well balanced (not hot) spices. Staff charming and good value. Would put it first on my list when returning.

Thank Jonathan H
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and to put us as first on your list when returning next time to Amsterdam.

Reviewed June 3, 2016

We have traveled often to Indonesia and love their cuisine but have trouble finding good renditions at home. Naturally we were looking forward to visiting Amsterdam again with its great collection of authentic Indonesian restaurants. After much research we chose MAX and are very happy...More

Thank ShadowTraveler
Reviewed June 1, 2016

When we first entered, we almost left. It was incredibly noisy. But our host found us a quieter table upstairs, and we are so glad we stayed. Tastiest ristafel!! so delicious. One of our very best meals in Amsterdam. Our waiter was delightful and we...More

Thank traveladdict370
Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were recommended by some friends to eat at MAX. We had a delicious meal, excellent service and enjoyed talking with the friendly staff. I had a sesame peanut salad with watercress and arugula and am going to try and duplicate it when I get...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Great meal with friends. Service excellent. When we asked how spicy something was before ordering, we were brought a taster dish to try. And as for the chocolate martinis.....!

Thank Katie G
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We found this on trip advisor last year and enjoyed the contemporary style, friendly service and excellent tasting menu Returning again we assumed it was the owner Max, who was greeting guests on arrival and working with is well polished team- always a good sign...More

Thank DPC100
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Thank you again for revisiting us and I'm glad that you still enjoyed our food and restaurant as the last time. Hope to see you next time again. Max

Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

It is a fusion restaurant with only a few Indonesian dishes. Really more an upscale fusion style. Very good. If you're hungry go for 3 dishes menu! Food overall was excellent.

Thank William L
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Max and it was excellent. Perhaps not the most authentic Indonesian but the food tasted really good. The owner and staff were very friendly. A nice placeMore

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Glad that you enjoyed our food even that we don't serve the food on the Authentic way. We serve the food with a modern twist. We give the dishes fresher and lighter flavours but without loosing the real depth of the old fashioned taste of...More

Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had the sampling menu and it was delicious. The satff is nice, friendly, and there is a superb garden at the back you can look on to while dining. We had indonesian food, and it was great. I recommend for a simple nice easy...More

Thank LindaD114
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
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March 26, 2017|
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Response from alwaysplanahead | Reviewed this property |
no dress code. When we were there people were wearing all sorts of outfits, from jeans up to business casual. It's a very attractive restaurant so personally I wouldn't do jeans and a t-shirt, but these days anything goes... More
December 19, 2016|
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Response from MaxLumankun | Property representative |
3 course menu included a nice bottle of wine around 110 euro.
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Hans K | Reviewed this property |
No need to book - unless a very large party. You may have to wait a bit - it does get busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$59 - $70
Dinner, Breakfast
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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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