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Van Kerkwijk

Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 3316
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Dutch, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 20, 2015

Ate there 4 times out of 8 meals so I guess you could say we liked it. Wish I could give 4 1/2 stars. Staff was friendly. I enjoyed that they were the menu. Place is small with a changing menu so instead of printing...More

Thank hikr
Reviewed November 20, 2015

This restaurant offers Dutch classics and the locals have claimed this spot as their own. It is small and has a "neighborhood" feel. They were between menus when we visited, so I only ordered the pear cake and it was divine. It came with a...More

Thank ElleTraveler21
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Locally owned by two sisters who still work the tables. Simple spoken menu. I like the chicken with light curry sauce. All mains come with salad and fries. I have been many times and keep going back They do not take any reservations so you...More

Thank Kieren M
Reviewed November 18, 2015

There's no written menu, but the waitress is happy to explain the dishes. I don't think that this system works all that well as you don't have time to think the choices over - and you don't know the comparative prices, so you may order...More

Thank Humphrey-Man
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Get past the "no menu" - all explained verbally at your table. All the recommendations were great good food well presented and delicious.

Thank petertY6665SU
Reviewed November 13, 2015

We travelled to Amsterdam on Monday night and came across this place on Tuesday. As it looked about to rain, we went in for lunch and were not disappointed. The food was gorgeous and the waiter was very helpful in suggesting a very nice beer...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend loved this place, coming here on our last night in an attempt to seek out Dutch food. As soon as we sat down, we were greeted by the waiting staff - one of whom, shortly afterwards, engaged with us on a...More

Thank London157
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Found this little gem on trip advisor. Centrally located and down one of amsterdam beautiful alleys. The place was packed. We expected this based on the bar and happily had a drink at the bar. The staff, two lovely waitresses and a head chef. What...More

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had been unable to get reservations in our hotel restaurant (the nearby Lobby in the V Hotel) so decided to wait for a table at Van Kerkwijk (they don't take reservations). We were seated within 30 minutes, having stood in the rather congested area...More

1  Thank Corb2000
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Before you decide to have your food here, consider the following aspects: - you have no menu card on the table, one of the staff will explain to you charmingly what choices you have, all verbal, and you can order, based on some sketchy statements,...More

1  Thank Asok M
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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March 1, 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Perfect place for what you are looking for. I don't recall the exact cost but believe it was reasonable. We ate lunch there and food was wonderful the atmosphere is intimate and cozy. It's not a large restaurant but we got... More
February 3, 2017|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hi, We have gluten-free options, but our kitchen is not 100% gluten free, for instance we also cut bread in the kitchen etc. Regards, Daan
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November 21, 2016|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hello, We are open the 24th of December for lunch and dinner, but we're closed both Christmas days (25 and 26). Regards, Daan Van Kerkwijk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 3316
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Van Kerkwijk, situated at the Nes 41 just behind Dam square, is a classic Amsterdam cafe and restaurant where you can eat and drink from early in the morning till late in the evening. Van Kerkwijk sisters have chosen a personal approach. That's why a menu doesn't exist and your options are presented at the table by your waiter.

Van Kerkwijk stands for quality food and drinks in an urban atmosphere. Characteristic, easy going, value for money. You feel at home between the regular customers who keep returning for the varied menu and the relax atmosphere.

Van Kerkwijk doesn't take reservations, walk in for a table or wait at the bar with a good beer or wine.
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