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MAX Amsterdam

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$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Cosy restaurant. Very warm welcome by Max. Delicious food. Quick service. And a birthday cake with candle and music as a grand (surprise) finale. Very highly recommended! And...I'll be back.

Thank Nathalie D
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing MAX as a suprise dinner for your son's birthday's dinner. We are all glad that he enjoyed his evening. See you next time :-). More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on Wednesday night. We had a three course meal and it was delicious. Every course was amazing and I can honestly say this was one of the best meals I've ever had. I'm a vegetarian and my friends meat eaters and we all loved our food. Thank you!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016

My wife & my first visit to (primarily) an Indonesian restaurant & we were far from disappointed. Good / varied menu. Attentive service with excellent service throughout. Nice touches "would you like a break between courses", etc.. The cooked banana pie dessert to die for ! Have no hesitation in recommending.

Thank Jim M
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We ate in MAX while on a holiday in Amsterdam in march after consulting the trip advisor reviews for Indonesian restaurants.They kindly fitted us in without a reservation. A beautiful well thought out menu with very good flavours and innovative ideas with a mixing of cuisines or opting for a traditional rice table. There is also an option to choose... More 

Thank breakluvvers
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We went for a special meal as a fallback after not getting in somewhere else and found it delightful. The staff were very friendly and efficient even though it got very busy. Every course was really good, unlike those places with delightful starters and desserts where it is rather more dull in the middle. We had 3 and a half... More 

Thank Poppletonian
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write this good review about your experience at MAX restaurant. It feels so good to read that we're doing good job. Serving our guests good food with friendly and efficient service even if it's very busy with a "I'm sorry, we're fully booked" line outside. I'm also glad that you like our... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

When I asked our tour guide what the official cuisine of the Dutch is, she said Argentine and Indonesian food. My husband and I had never had Indonesian food before and I desperately wanted to try it. A bartender recommended MAX, so we went there without a reservation. They seated us quickly and the service was impeccable. We went with... More 

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and I'm really glad that you have a new nice food experience and that you also enjoyed it. Indonesian food is a rich Dutch culinary herritage because the centuries past. Being in Amsterdam is a change to find good Indonesian food. I am not sure if the many touristic Argentinan steak house food can... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We had a strong recommendation from friends which proved to be absolutely correct. Best meal in Amsterdam supported by friendly, attentive and thoroughly professional staff.

Thank Glyn W
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. Thanks also your friends for recommending us to you. So far away and so warm close-by :-). More 

Manchester, England
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016

We have been to Max each of the last four times we have visited Amsterdam and it's still stunning. We (as usual) had the 3 course rijstafel and it was glorious. The starter is perfect and the 12 or so dishes that followed for the mains were excellent, particularly the aubergine and also the honey chicken. Then came the lovely... More 

Thank Paulus_Maximus
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you and thank you again. So nice to have regulars from abroad. I hope we can welcome you soon again. More 

Tampere, Finland
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a tasting menu with recommended wines. The owner himself served the food for us. The menu gradually evolved from european to more spicy indonesian food. Basically, nothing to complain about. One annoyance was that meals were difficult to share with six persons: four fillets of cod, ten scallops, and so on. Noisy athmosphere because of hard walls.

Thank Ali L
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Glad that you like the flavours of our International cuisine and that you taste many International dishes in our 4 course Sharing and Tasting menu. I'm sorry that the number of pieces of the sharing starters dishes was a bit confused for you to share (we didn't know that). We didn't want to start with too much of the same... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016

We came here on our first evening in Amsterdam having wanted to try some Indonesian food and finding this restaurant on Tripadvisor. We had booked in advance and received a warm welcome. Waiting staff were friendly and helpful. As newbies we chose the Rijsttafel and really enjoyed being able to try a little of everything. The dishes were explained to... More 

Thank LolleyLou
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for trying our food and that you like the different flavours of our cuisine. Thank you also for your compliments about the service. Glad to know that you had an enjoyable culinaire Discovery. See you soon. 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
$54 - $65
European, Contemporary, Indonesian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
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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