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The Seafood Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
As featured in One Day in Amsterdam and 1 other guide
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Van Baerlestraat 5 | Museumplein, 1071 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 670 8355
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was here twice, the first time I found it amazing, the second a little bit less, I didn't like the clams very much, the rest was great. The place is nice, the personal is very polite and gentle, the dishes are very well made and the atmosphere is perfect. I would advice to book in advance though, because it's... More 

Thank MarceloSapintu
Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our third visit so that tells you we like it. Good selection of fish to suit all- clean tasting and delicious- large portions. Nice selection of wine - had a chilled red which was pleasant and complimented the meal. Good service. Do book

1 Thank anne9837
san francisco, ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fresh and delicious...Dont have a reservation,,,But worth the wait. Will always come back every time Im in Amsterdam.

Thank baroroy69
Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a regular, this place is superb- constant at quality of the food aswell as kindness of the staff. The fish they serve is always fresh and tastes amazing, the choice of oysters is wide, solid wine card, nice ambient. Make a reservation though, as it might be busy- it always is.

Thank Alja K
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been there couple of times. Very tasty food and very good service. Only it is always full. So you have to make reservation in advance.

Thank Anna M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was fresh and delicious. The interior and over all feel of the restaurant was very cool, modern and contemporary, which I loved. It was busy but service went extremely smoothly and the staff were super friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Really enjoyed our meal and would recommend! Reasonable prices too for the quality of food.

Thank Jess H
Lviv, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mixes are realy well combined. You may find sea food good for each of your friends. This place is good for companies starting from 4 and up.

Thank osa2002
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is always a kind of a queue, if you did not make a reservation in advance. We waited 30-45 minutes in a live line to get the table. But that is worth it. The seafood is really delicious. We have tried oysters, boiled mussels and fish and chips. We would definitely come there again!

Thank Anna S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a nice dinner at the bar in this restaurant. Fresh oysters and calamaris. Service is fast and people are very nice.

Thank Francois D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner at its best on a very well lighted, lighthearted and non intimidating environment. Perfect 👌 for visitors that want to feel welcome. We ordered a platter to share with half lobster, and several very appealing sea food samplers. It was served in a bowl 🍜 with ice at the bottom. Service was fast, waiters were attentive and we had... More 

Thank Jonny S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $43
Seafood, European, Soups
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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Neighborhood Profile
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 destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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