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De Zotte

#198 of 2,929 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Raamstraat 29, 1016 XL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wish that our apartment on our visit (Air BnB) had been as good as this fine spot. Beer and staff as one would expect from a local pub, great. Food good and medium priced. Cheese balls and steaks well prepared and hot! Had a good experience and recommend De Zotte

Thank Blye
Maplewood, NJ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first night in Amsterdam - eager to have a great Friday night experience at a neighborhood pub. We thought we found the right place. We walked in - great welcoming - our 7 PM reservation had our name on a table - just waiting for us. Loved that. Drinks came - a little slowly - but they came. Loved... More 

Thank mvpnj
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this place out of luck and we loved it! Cozy pub that's open until late and with a wide variety of Belgian beers and more! The staff was really friendly and made the best suggestions for beer tasting! We ended up having a great time

Thank NataliePierce87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

How about going to a proper brown cafe pub with good beers AND amazing food? I know it's almost impossible in the UK but here in Zotte it is! The cheapest meal we had in Amsterdam included beer, miles of wine and the best lamb chops and amazingly light and wonderful green quiche tart imagineable. I can't wait to return!

Thank Margaret M
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This place was recommended by a friend and also came up tops on trip advisor, so we tried it out. Fantastic little gem, the bar staff were so lovely and friendly, informative regarding the food and drinks available. Would definitely go there again. The food was gorgeous, we had the steak and the sauce was to die for :)

Thank MaryInverness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you like good beer, this is the place! Very cozy "brown cafe" with a huge variety of belgian beer. people are friendly and the food was good. Slightly hidden from (yet very close to) the Leidseplein The down side is the size. It is a bit small and it can get packed. Overall good experience every time I'm there.

Thank Andrei B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty, especially the fries were great. But 14 € for a quiche is expensive. Beer was good, they offer Wifi, toilets small but clean.

Thank ElJuanFelipe
Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit, wide menu of Belgian beers with wide range of alcohol content and prices. Small but can make a reservation. Also small dishes to share :)

Thank sabusito
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Undecided on what to chose, went on the recommendations of the bar staff...What an excellent idea that was!... Excellent choice of beverages, good atmosphere and great staff!

Thank Elliot L
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Went there twice during our 4 night trip to Amsterdam. Exhaustive selection of Belgium beers and infact can get a bit confusing! However the staff is super friendly and welcoming and happy to help make a selection. Do try the gouden carolus classic beer, even if you are not fond of dark ales as this one is different and milder.

Thank sbatra100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raamstraat 29, 1016 XL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighborhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: 0206268694

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jordaan

Neighborhood Profile
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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