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“Unexpected, in all respects”

Bickers aan de Werf
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Ranked #286 of 3,955 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Unexpected, in all respects”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Wonderful location, just outside the canal belt, on one of the old harbor islands near the IJ. Not frequented by tourists: mainly locals here. Husband in the kitchen (and he knows his profession), wife is the hostess (she is personable and fun). The menu is always creative. The wine list is okay. Very good value for the money and a great atmosphere.

Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
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English first
Gloucestershire
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just lovely”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Welcoming staff, great food and quirky table and chairs. We had a great evening here. Located close to our holiday accommodation on on Prinseneiland it was the perfect choice after a day walking round the city.

Visited May 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We went here one evening and the staff are really nice. The restaurant is very nice inside and the food is excellent. I ate the spare ribs which were amazing and such a surprise to see so much meat on the ribs. My family also loved there meals and it was a shame we couldn't go there again.

Visited May 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fantastic little place on the waterfront”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This small restaurant is a little off the beaten track, but very close to Amsterdam Central Station and in the middle of the vibrant Haarlemmerbuurt. The food is excellent, the staff is very friendly and on summernights, you can sit out on the waterfront. Because it's relatively small, reservations are recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb food, charming staff!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

The first time we visited Bickers was shortly after it opened and we have been back many times - alone, or with friends from all over the world! On this occasion the sun was shining brightly and we could sit outside on the terrace by the water. As usual we were welcomed with a hug and friendly words from the owners Danielle and Raymond. The four of us shared one Charlie's Heaven as a starter, both tuna and gamba's were delicicous and fresh. One of our friends then had the veal croquettes, another the handroll with salmon, my husband the goose liver (the acceptable type) and I had the steak tartare. There were big smiles on all four faces! This was accompanied by a lovely crisp Chardonnay. The terrace was choc-a-bloc, on one table some 15 ladies were enjoying a scrumptious high tea, boats moored and offloaded their passengers, everyone having a wonderful time. The service was as always very efficient and charming. It is not surprising that Bickers has won the prestigious Restaurant Week award (best for food and service in Amsterdam) several years in a row! We thank Danielle, Raymond and the lovely young lady who served us for a wonderful afternoon. we shall be back. Maria & Keith, Barbara and Nick xxx!

Visited May 2013
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