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The Seafood Bar

Van Baerlestraat 5 | Museumplein, 1071 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 670 8355
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fresh seafood” (176 reviews)
“oysters” (294 reviews)
“lobster soup” (75 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Van Baerlestraat 5 | Museumplein, 1071 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

Happy, very professional staff! We loved being there and highly recommend the place to anyone living in Amsterdam or visiting the city. A must...

Thank Rita T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You need to make reservations for this place the day before. Food here is amazing--most people go for either the seafood bar (chilled seafood), mixed grill or a combination platter (which is then served as two tiers). Oysters are their specialty, with six different varieties...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here for lunch after we noticed that it was 2:30 and only one empty seat! Some of the freshest seafood we have ever had. The lobster soup was so flavorful, full of lobster! Crab cakes were excellent, as was the fresh fish of the...More

Thank M H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing high quality food and wine. The staff is lovely and very welcoming. The locations at Spui and the van Baerlestraat are great as they are located at the heart of Amsterdam city. Really great place to visit with family and friends. There are...More

Thank sarahkopinsky
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In my 2 days stay in Amsterdam we visited this restaurant The location is at Spui and there are 2 more in Amsterdam I took sea bass and it was fresh and tasted very good. The place was packed. The service was good and fast....More

Thank grekar
Reviewed yesterday

Good food & staff. The place is really big, so sometimes you have the feeling your eating in a canteen. Price quality range is good!

Thank rickstrong
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was on my own and sat at the seafood bar, where I was advised by the staff who were very friendly. The oysters were sublime and fresh, the squid was ok and so was the crab cake, the king crab legs were excellent but...More

Thank UkWorldtravellerplus
Reviewed 2 days ago

the food was good, a waitress was not kind, atmosphere was very hetic:) , but I like this restaurant

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Thank woo hyung c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great seafood. Lobster, prawns, and oysters were amazing. Ice cold Heineken on tap. The ambience is noisy so do not expect a quiet romantic dinner here. Waiters and waitresses work very hard to provide the very best service.

Thank GlobalPete2010
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I shared a platter with a side of salad and fries. It was beautiful, potentially the best seafood I have ever had. Well worth a visit.

Thank Danni W
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
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Which of your 3 locations is closest to the MOVENPICK CITY CENTER HOTEL. Can you accommodate a party of 12 people. What is your dress code. What credit cards do you accept. Can you give separate checks at the end of the meal rather than I check for the entire party of 12 people .
April 28, 2017|
Response from TheSeafoodBarNL | Property representative |
Dear AArbittier, Thanks for your interest in our restaurant. The restaurant closest to your hotel is The Seafood Bar Spui (address is Spui 15). This location is in the city centre and easily accessible via public transport... More
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Hi please could I make a reservation for Sunday evening around 8pm? Just for one please ?
January 26, 2017|
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Response from mariac0nr0y |
Sorry am an idiot will go to your website and do this ha ha
Joritha P
Do you deliver?
December 10, 2016|
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Response from Abdo_Chivas | Reviewed this property |
nope, at least i dont think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Van Baerlestraat 5 | Museumplein, 1071 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 670 8355
  • E-mail
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