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Cafe de Klos

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
American, Dutch, Bar, Barbecue, European
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Kerkstraat 41, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 3730
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the experience is out of this world. everything we ordered was cooked/BBQ exactly as we asked for. the meat was fantastic, and the side dishes where fresh and delicious. the service was great.

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Thank Daniel R
Israel
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well known place for eating ribs, we took regular and smoked ribs, both were pretty good. The beer on tap was also good. All together the price was reasonable. As they are well known, you may need to wait. The service is very inpersonal.

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Thank alonsegs
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's kitchen stays open late that's a bonus. But the rest I find so so. There is no reservation option just turn up and put your name on a list. Waiting can be very long but ok. The person taking down the name & group size I find in general behaves as if they have the British Crown Jewels locked... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The ribs were very good and good portion as well, we took the mixed dish. However, we only got in after waiting for a seat for two hours. Waiting is in a decent near by bar, but nothing special.. Bottom line - even though the food is good I wouldn't recommend it, the waiting is way too long and the... More 

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Thank Tamir G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've tested only the mix spareribs and were both awsome. I have to come back asap to taste the lam sholder...looks great!

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Thank Andrew d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fully booked so we waited in the pub opposite for 45 minutes. They came and fetched us when our table was ready! It was defiantly worth the wait! Amazing food will defiantly be back.

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Thank Kirstygroves
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely pub with amazing food and great service. Try the french onion soup and the mixed ribs. Be prepared to wait for a table, by enjoying a beer at the pub across the street. They'll come and get you when your table is ready.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Cafe de Klos for ten years. Only once did I get some ribs that were sub par excellent. The guys run a good ship, so popular that there is a waiting period of about 30 minutes at a pub across the street. The ambiance is friendly and fun. The French onion soup is a keeper... More 

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Thank Walt J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there just for reading they have good ribs, you can not schedule, you just need to go and wait on another place for around 1-2 hours or more, another time and money lost, But even so we we willing to still taste the ribs, sincerely we eat on a lot of places on Amsterdam Ribs, but this ones... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going here for some thirty odd years. This was the first time we found the experience downright unpleasant. I will start by saying the food was very good, that was really not the problem. But the man who handles the waiting list is rude, nasty and impatient. And why don't they take reservations? Worst of all, they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Dutch, Bar, Barbecue, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kerkstraat 41, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 3730

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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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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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