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The Pantry

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Stadsdeel Zuid
Dutch, European, Central European
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21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0922
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was a great find. We stopped here on one of our first nights in the city and were overwhelmed with how friendly the staff were. The menu is everything you want from a typical traditional eatery in Amsterdam. Our only regret was that we didn't go back!

Thank Hannah T
Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have a lot of free time, you should visit this place We were waiting for 15-20 minutes , but understood, that food was cooked at the moment ( wasn't warmed!) Big and tasty portions Good for dinner and supper

Thank Sinany_S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to try Dutch cuisine when visiting Amsterdam. I tried the pea soup and traditional Dutch ham, both great choices. The ham is served with salad, fries, and a tasty mustard sauce.

Thank melendz
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted some authentic Dutch food in Amsterdam and actually found it here! It was delicious! The server was also very helpful in selecting dishes. Prices were also very affordable. It's not the easiest to find - the sign is small, but it's worth looking for!

Thank Melissawar
Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with the right amount of smile and humor making this a recommended stop if you are seeking some traditional restaurants in Amsterdam. Make sure to book in advance - its quite popular! The food is great, the service even better! Its packed and quite nosy, but the smile from your waiter makes you see beyond the crowd :)

Thank Magnar M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to try typical Dutch food with a cold one on the side. The goat cheese starter is probably the best one. Desserts need to be improved from my point of view.

Thank Gabo R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at the Pantry. The atmosphere is casual and it's not fancy. My wife and I ordered menu item number 1 from the special menu, 19.95 euros for a three course meal. Try the local beers. I got a draft of "Brand" and it went great with the meal. For starters, Pea soup with bacon and dark... More 

Thank Floridaboystepsout
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last night in Amsterdam we wanted some good dutch food and decided to check this place out. The location was about 10 min walk from our hotel near the Van Gogh Museum and was easy enough to find. We were seated right away and had a prefixed menu which included an appetizer, main and desert. It was a... More 

Thank Krystenashley
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a short trip to Amsterdam we were looking for a good place to eat, instead of falling for the typical tourist traps. Luckily the Tripadvisor app showed us this place. The food is typical grandma style, the interior decoration has a pleasant old school vibe and the service is excellent. The restaurant is good for kids (which kid doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great traditional meal. The pea soup was delicious, as was the sausage combination with three types of mashed potatoes. The pofferches were amazing! Would recommend anyone who wants traditional home cooked meal.

Thank Michelle893

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dutch, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0922
The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love Holland, and that is what The Pantry is like. This cosy restaurant near the Leidseplein distinguishes itself with its typically Dutch atmosphere and traditional old-Dutch dishes. Hospitality is important. The staff understands the dining and hospitality business and have worked here for years, during which the recognition of this restaurant has been ever increasing. The Dutch living room atmosphere is enhanced by the use of lampshades, Delftware and old paintings on the wall, complemented by the background music. The Pantry works exclusively with fresh, homemade products. Its location in the Leidseplein neighbourhood makes this an ideal restaurant to eat before catching a theatre show or movie. The doors open from eleven in the morning, so it's also a great place to go for lunch

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