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“Informal, hip and happening 'veggie' food :-)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trouw - CLOSED

Trouw
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
The Hague
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Informal, hip and happening 'veggie' food :-)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

In Amsterdams probably ugliest street, this informal and creative restaurant is tugged away in an old news paper building. Looking out on the small guerilla garden and endless stream of cars, this slightly different place to eat reveals a lot of creativity in both food, serving concept (no real courses, when all the different small the dishes are ready they are served) and surroundings. Grey concrete, hanging plants: it feels like the seventies.
The small portions of mostly vegetables are great: nice combinations of unuexptected flavours and a lot of inspiration from the middle east kitchen. It is a little hard to know how many dishes to order, but they are on the small size. Trouw serves fish and meat as well, though moderately.
Staff is friendly, young and fortunately in absence of the 'arrogant Amsterdam who are you' attitude.
Alternative dining, yet very good quality so lovely tot go out for dinner with friends! Not the cheapest but very reasonable prices.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great club relaxed vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night with some Berlin dj,s playing great tunes.
Great music and crowd. A little bit too crowded in the main dance floor however lots of nooks and crannies to escape to mainly local crowd which is pretty cool. Friendly staff not to pretentious . Reasonable bar staff. All in all thumbs up from down under.
Restaurant look pretty cool to but didn't have time to eat there.
Hope this is of some use.

Visited May 2013
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Ridiculously fun nightclub with great music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

We were in Amsterdam a couple weeks ago and got to see Mr. G and Boris Werner dj-ing at Trouw. It was amazing. First of all the venue is very cool, used to be a warehouse of some kind so it has super high ceilings and is very long and open. There is a separate smoking room so when you're by the stage or in the crowd you aren't choking. The sound system is super good quality - you feel the bass in your heart and your bones, but the treble doesn't hurt your ears. I brought ear plugs since I assumed it was just going to be loud, loud, loud - but I didn't even need them, it was perfect.

It wasn't hard to get drinks at the bar, and there was no shoving in the crowd (how polite the Dutch are - seriously!). Show started around 11pm, and we were there until 5am. What a perfect night. I would complement the DJs but if you recognize their names, you already know how awesome they are!

I plan on going back for another show the next time I'm in Amsterdam.

  • Visited April 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Really cool venue, with various different events”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to live in Amsterdam for 3 months, and make friends with a few locals who introduced me to some really cool places! I visited Trouw twice in my time there; once to go to see Boys Noize, which was really fun! The venue is really cool; a massive open space warehouse! The second time for a fashion event... The whole place had boutique designers stalls dotted all over the place, really cool and inspiring! If your holidaying in Amsterdam, I'd definitely recommend steering away from the typical tourist hot spots!

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“Very nice ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Great place, where you can get nice food and there are special djs. Local ones are hangging out. Every time in amsterdam I intend to go there again

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