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Beems

#1,004 of 2,998 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Dutch, Bar, European, French
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Rokin 74-76, 1012 KW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 2582
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for Lunch with a friend, we were both content. I ordered, very Dutch: Kroketten with bread. When they came they were luke warm, I had some bites and the waitress asked how my food was. I told her it was not piping hot, like I think the kroketten should be. She promptly offered to get me new ones. They... More 

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Thank Esta G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just dropped in on a Saturday evening. Very nice surrounding, great food and a fantastic waitress. Very much enjoyed our meal and would not hesitate to go back. Priced very reasonable.

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Thank PCMAN1964
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Amsterdam for 26 years, I would not normally walk into a restaurant on main streets like the Rokin, presuming it to be a place primarily for tourists. When we walked into Beems last Friday night it was initially prompted by seeing the sign for champagne outside, which the wife and I duly drank, but it was the food... More 

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Thank Andrew R
Staffs. UK.
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603 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch while working in Amsterdam. Nice tranquil restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of the city ! Food was good and service was friendly.

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Thank richardi
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday for lunch. At the time, only two women working the whole restaurants. Some customers seemed perturbed but we had a lovely time. The croquettes were great!

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Thank blue_travel67
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having returned to Amsterdam and commenting on how friendly we found everyone in all bars and restaurants this was not the case in Beems on our last day. The 2 waitresses service was appalling nor had they manners and were very rude to our group. Avoid !! Very disappointing

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Thank damcmurray
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I walked in just to warm up a little bit and have a coffe. I wasn't interested so much in a drinks as she was. First they told us that we both need to order something or no servise at all. Second is that the waiters lie to us saying that they don't accept paying with card... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

My wife and I were returning to our hotel, the Sofitel Grand, from a fabulous boat trip (Small Boat Company) around the canals. We saw this place, sat outside and ordered some food and drink. Now, it is a busy road and the tables had smokers at them so we moved inside. Light, airy, good menu... My wife ordered a... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

It look normal outside but inside is very charming. The wait staff was extremely helpful and kind. Best restaurant experience in Amsterdam for us.

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Nice spots to sit outside and people watch. Menu has vast selection, but is let down by the slow service. The steak was a great choice. Good quality cut of meat and cooked very well. Would recommend visiting again, but not if you are in a rush!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Dutch, Bar, European, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rokin 74-76, 1012 KW 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 20 624 2582

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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