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The Pantry

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Stadsdeel Zuid
Dutch, European, Central European
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Leidsekruisstraat 21, 1017 RE 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 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not easy to find a typical Dutch restaurant pub in the center of Amsterdam but The Pantry was a truly lovely surprise. In the middle of streets full of mediocre chain restaurants and tourist traps there is this gem of a tiny restaurant with typical Dutch decor and dishes. The gentleman who served us was absolutely lovely and, being... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to know what dutch cuisine is all about, you need to book a table to this cosy, old-fashioned restaurant in the vibrant centre of Amsterdam. Every dish we had had that home made feel to it, and we loved the ensemble. Highly recommend.

Thank Chiara C
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect restaurant to try Dutch food at more than reasonable prices. The owner is really nice, the only disadvantage is that you have to reservein advance and it might be difficult to find a table if you are a big group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant based on its score in TripAdvisor. Indeed, very friendly service. We were with 8 people, plus 2-year old child. They managed to re-organize tables, so we can all sit together. The prices and quality of the meals was good. The meals were simple, but tasty. In general, I can confirm high score of thus restaurant.

Thank Boris T
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience with traditional Dutch food and I have to say we loved the earthy, warm meal on a very cold winter's night. The staff is extremely kind, the atmosphere relaxed, the décor charming, the food tasty and the price very reasonable. I'd definitely go back!

Thank Peregrina83
Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is difficult to get into Pantry on the busy week days but we lucked out and got a table on a week night. The food was delicious and had a variety of Dutch options to choose from. They also offer 4 preset three course meals. I opted for one of them and each course was fantastic. The wine menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family ate dinner here and REALLY enjoyed it . The service was great and the food was delicious. would recommend to anyone wanted to try some "local" type foods.

Thank R P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was Devine, such good quality and soo lovely!!! The dessert was to die for #lovethepancakes Definitely worth a visit but I recommend making a reservation because it is a small place and it's always busy!! The waiter was extremely lovely!!! Spoke perfect English and French!!!

Thank marie j
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small restaurant is centrally located and convenient by the tram lines. The staff was very friendly. The decor is Dutch themed and cozy. After days of trying out greasy croquettes or filling stroopwaffles, fries, etc, I was delighted to see that the dinner (set menu or a la carte) was not a greasy affair. We enjoyed the various mashed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to try Dutch food so we tried different restaurants. This was our first and it was the best!!Everything was excellent... The food ... The atmosphere and the personnel ... Great place!!!

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, 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: Leidsekruisstraat 21, 1017 RE 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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