I'm going to start by a criticism; not of the restaurant but tripadvisor. Van Speyk is ranked 50th and Anna's which serves incredibly gourmet nouvelle is ranked much lower. I don't work for Anna's or have any financial interest etc. If Tripadvisor is a popularity contest that is one thing, if it is a democratic organ to vote on quality that is another, and here in Amsterdam, I think it is more of a popularity contest.
That said, Van Speyk is a very nice restaurant with good food and a nice ambiance and interesting wine list. I asked our waiter if the food was typically Dutch and he said more French, so there you go. I had their Dutch beef stew an my wife a veal dish, we both had fish starters and the food was well prepared and served. The price was fair and I think represents good value but this is not a cutting edge restaurant. I would be happy to eat here again
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