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“A great combination of friendly staff and good food.”
Review of Wannemakers

Wannemakers
Ranked #1,642 of 4,045 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Reviewed January 14, 2014

We booked Wannemakers based on reviews and we weren't disappointed. The two guys that run front of house have an excellent way with guests, they were both welcoming & engaging.

The restaurant has more of a bar feel to it than a restaurant but its very welcoming and the decor (especially the ceiling lights) is very nice.

As the menu is only in Dutch, they brought us through the menu in detail and gave honest recommendations.

For starters, we chose the crab and the cauliflower soup. The soup was excellent and cooked perfectly.

For mains, we chose steak and scallops. The steak was a little tough but the scallops in vanilla jus were super.

We shared one desert (apple pie / cheesecake) and it was excellent. One desert between two would be sufficient.

For wines, the waiter offered us a selection of both red and white to go with our respective dishes which was a nice approach.

All in all, a very enjoyable evening with good food and great service.

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Thank JPS1357
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

Went back twice since my first visit in Summer 2013. The guys of Wannamaker are at it in terms of hospitality and cooking. They are keen to please but have a capability to leave you alone as well, a slichtly rare combination in Holland. Get them to fix you up with a catered boat trip next time you're in a wealthy group of 6-12. The game did not disappoint. Highest marks for the red cabbage.

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Thank Hendrik V
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Its only just over an hour from East Midlands to Amsterdam and we found the most delightful place to have a leisurely and romantic meal. Alongside a delightful canal surrounded by fabulous architecture, Jochem Dekker and his team made it so enjoyable along with the excellent food (the beef fillet was superb) and wine and a great atmosphere.
No pressure on the table and we were there all night, it also helped that it was fantastic value for money and not expensive.
Definitely one to try when you're in Amsterdam.
Couldn't recommend it enough
Thanks for a great experience Jochem
Hilary & Chris

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Thank Chris B
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stumbled in to Wannamakers on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The staff was great and engaged in conversations of things to do locally. The lunch was delicious! We got a little education on beer while waiting for our lunch. Highly recommend!

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Thank Valerie W
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Group of three in Amsterdam for a week and serendipitously ended up at Wannemakers four times. Brunch one time, lunch twice and then once for drinks. Great location, quiet but just off Dam Square. Great style, both inside and out, food was delicious, great service, attended to all our requests with a smile. The owner was present on all visits and welcomed and remembered us on each visit. Will look forward to a return visit.

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