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“great reviews, amazing restaurant, thank you commentators, you knew you found gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Greetje

Greetje
Ranked #212 of 3,753 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $31
Cuisines: Dutch, European, Delicatessen, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
Description: At Restaurant Greetje you will enjoy traditional local cuisine imbued with a modern, upscale twist. Using local, eco-friendly, and organic ingredients, our menu beings to life the best of Dutch cuisine throughout the centuries. Our staff loves to look after you. They have tried every dish on the menu and can recommend their favorites while regaling you the history surrounding each offering. The restaurant is situated in a quiet and beautiful area of downtown Amsterdam, right between the Montelbaans Tower and the Nationale Maritime Museum. Our interior is cozy, with gentle lighting, hardwood floors. and wainscoting. Our tables are set with first class custom made Villeroy & Boch table ware and cutlery. If you are looking for a memorable Amsterdam experience, filled with fabulous food and drink, Restaurant Greetje is your best choice.
Ashford
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“great reviews, amazing restaurant, thank you commentators, you knew you found gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Just back from a fantastic food experience. What a lovely, friendly restaurant with outstandingly superb food. A REAL MUST:-):-) Go go go:-)

  • Visited October 2012
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Rockingham, Australia
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Outstanding - do yourself a favour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

One of the best restaurant experiences I have had in a long time. Although we didn't have a reservation, a table for two was quickly found and we were soon being well looked after.

As none Dutch speaking guests, our waitress was able to easily talk to us in English and with an English version menu, made selections very easy. The waitress explained what each of the dishes were and made recommendations and suggestions for all of the courses. The service was attentive and at the right amount which made the evening and the dinner most delightful.

The traditional dishes were well proportioned, very nicely presented and tasted out of this world. My courses were French onion soup, roasted wild duck and shared the dessert tasting selection "Greetje's Grand Finale" (most outstanding). The attention to detail was present during the whole meal and the final bill was most pleasing and not too costly.

The atmosphere, ambiance and staff service was divine and if I visit Amsterdam again, I will most certainly go to Greetje for another meal.

Do yourself a favour and go to Greetje when next in Amsterdam.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank GuyRMB
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Harrogate
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great authentic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Went here as we always try and eat "local" cuisine wherever we go. Not many Dutch eateries in Amsterdam but tried this one and had a great experience. Starters of smoked sea bass and the fried sugar bread with chicken livers, something I have never eaten before, followed by cheese croquettes and beef with mash and marrowbone. Superb, topped off with liquorice Creme brûlée and caramel mousse. Great place, great wine, great food and excellent staff. The owner was extremely friendly and welcoming and the staff were attentive and fun. Will be back!

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Thank Ellie72
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Traditional Dutch Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Recently took a trip to Amsterdam and wanted to try some traditional Dutch food and picked Greetje following the good reviews on tripadvisor. Service was excellent and our waitress gave helpful advice when choosing our meals, I am very glad that we went for the special starter that contains a bit of everything to try, I would recommend it to others who can't pick from the menu. Fantastic meal in a place with some authentic charm it was the most expensive meal we had during our five day trip but as the food was sublime and the service first class it felt like good value. We booked a table and I am glad we did as the place was filled to bursting when we arrived and considering it was a Thursday night to get a table at the weekend will definately be a challenge.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Dwarde_209
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Amsterdam
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Real Dutch treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Greetje stays the best restaurant for a true Dutch experience! But also if you just want to have a great evening with the best dishes. Always original and surprising and that counts also for the service. They know their guests and the service is not a ten but a twelve. We recommend without any reserve. Thank you René and (handsome) team!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Mitco
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