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Kapitein Zeppos

#344 of 3,135 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Gebed Zonder End 5, 1012 HS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 2057
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Poole, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Authentic and quaint, this out of the way restaurant serves good value food. The limited menu is rustic rather than fine dining. We were surprised when we discovered what the menu translated as scallops came as mussels with shell on prawns, but the staff were genuinely apologetic. The herrings were good and the staff helpful.

Thank Waygoose
Kapitein Z, Owner at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. What would be right translation. Could you please help us? Thank you very much! More 

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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

As soon as I dropped my bags where I was staying, I hit the streets of Amsterdam and walked. And walked. And walked. When I finally looked at Google Maps, it was no help telling me where I was. I'm not sure if it was the buildings or it hadn't acclimated. In fact it insisted I was in Santa Clara... More 

Thank S. R. K
Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are very happy when people have a great time in our place! Hope to see you again! More 

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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe and place to eat. We stopped for a break from exploring the city after we had just stumbled upon the place. The staff were lovely and we had a great coffee break before setting off again on our explorations. The location was great and the decoration inside was very nice. Well worth a visit if... More 

Thank Jack S
Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We try to do our best and we hope to see you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Nestled in a tiny lane is Kappitien Zeppo's, located in a former tobacco curing factory---revealing Amsterdam's influence in the burgeoning market (this city was largely responsible for introducing Western Europe to this leaf!) The space is a maze of little dining nooks, each with a view of history. We chose to sit near the enormous carved bar...in what was the... More 

Thank 23NYC
Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very pleased, that you are so enthusiastic . After 30 years we still are trying to do our best and we still work with our heart and soul in this tiny lane. We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Tarbes, France
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We found the place while we were searching for a quiet spot to rest and drink beer. The small street where the restaurant is located is quiet and green and lovely. Like an oasis. The staff was friendly. We loved it.

Thank gabitzo
Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The place was great. I was amazed by the food and patience of the staff. The atmosphere was great, much better than the city itself. It is in a peaceful ally off one of the canals. The place is easely the best restaurant in amsterdam. I am 10 years old and this is what i think😃😃😃😃😃😃

Thank milica71
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

This restaurant is slightly tucked away, but worth the effort to track it down. We spent a lovely evening here, with good food. The outside area does get very busy with young people have drinks, but rather than detracting from the atmosphere, it enhances it! We were able to choose food for even those with severe food intolerances from their... More 

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New York City, New York
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166 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

friends told us to eat here and we are so glad we did. a great meal, great wine, hidden on a small street, but well worth the find.

Thank jeffrobe
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Service was not that good, i think the girl was to busy with to many tables. So there was no time to do it properly. The food was from the category touristic level. Nothing special. Although the venue is nice and has a good atmosphere, I will not visit it again. Because for me i also want some proper food.

Thank Henry v
Tel Aviv, Israel
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016

In a small hidden alley, in the center of Amsterdam You'll find a lovely romantic corner, We had lunch in a shaded and pleasant warm day, and Dinner in beautiful and cheerful atmosphere. it was delicious. Refreshing design. Highly recommended.

Thank Rony H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $31
European, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gebed Zonder End 5, 1012 HS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 2057

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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