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Cafe de Klos

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
American, Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, Barbecue, European, Central European
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Kerkstraat 41, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 3730
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 May 7, 2015

Located in the heart of the tourist district, just off Leidestraat, Café de Klos is anything but a tourist trap. Popular with tourists and locals alike, Café de Klos has a great atmosphere and great food. There are no gimmicks and the funny waitstaff treats you like you are a friend joining them for a relaxed dinner no matter who... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2015

Get there early and be hungry!! I shared the ribs with a friend , i couldn't have finished a plate by myself . I thought the staff were friendly and fun. The prices were very reasonable and i will eat there again next time i'm in Amsterdam!

Thank Stacey T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have been here several times ...the ribs are outstanding ! Overall all meat is exceptional but the ribs are so tasteful ...here you can breath the real Dutch atmosphere

Thank foodaddicted74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Staff is so friendly, food is very delicious. But you should go early. Anyway you can not find any seat.

Thank Mati G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

So we went to Cafe de Klos, we were 2 people, waiting for a 3rd to arrive, as we arrive we were told it would be a 30 minute wait for a table, we agree and sit at the bar for a drink. My Dutch lady orders a glass of rośe, I order a beer. Her rośe tastes weird so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Even if something else entices you, just have the ribs and be prepared to eat cause the portions are hefty.

2 Thank Anastasios T
Istanbul, Turkey
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

You should definitely go to Klos if you are a meat lover. It opens at 04:00 pm and a little crowded if you go for a dinner. I recommend you to wait and eat rib at this restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2015

This has to be one of the best meals we have ever had ! We visited 2 years ago and still talk about it now when we order ribs anywhere else, they don't compare to the de klos ribs ! You have to visit, it's simple but tasty and amazing !

1 Thank RwtC90
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant food. Ribs amazing, hidden gem do not miss when in Amsterdam ! Only downside is you sometimes have to wait but you can have a beer opposite and the staff come and find you. When you go back your table is set and the food is ready.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Had an opportunity to swing by while dining solo on a business trip. Nice departure from the "herring and orange juice" and other items that frankly are unappealing on the typical Dutch restaurant menu. Selected the lamb shoulder, two Amstel, and a nice outdoor table. Food was fantastic - filling. Service was excellent. Definitely a place to swing by if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, Barbecue, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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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