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“Excellent food & good service too”

Restaurant Haesje Claes
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Ranked #164 of 4,046 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $53
Cuisines: Dutch, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: “Haesje Claes” is a restaurant situated in the historical center of Amsterdam, between the Spui and the Dam square, across from the Amsterdam Museum. The restaurant occupies six, epic buildings, in which the original architectural features such as little steps, corridors and hallways all have been preserved. Likewise, the exterior of the building is a beautiful example of traditional Dutch architecture. All chambers are breathing a century old ambiance, perfectly suited for a comfortable and casual lunch or dinner. The name Haesje Claes originates from the Lady Haesje Claes, who was born in 1520, and was a daughter of a rich salesman. She was also the founder of the “Burgerweeshuis” (orphanage) formerly located in the Amsterdam Museum. The interior is comprised of paintings depicting scenes from the orphanage and many paintings and tiles in the restaurant date back to this time period. Our kitchen is open daily from 12:00 till 22:00
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We couldn't get a table last night so we went here for lunch today. Although it was 2pm the place was still heaving right through until 4pm when we left. Our waitress had been working there for 16 years and said it was always really busy but they coped because they had a strong team and knew how to work together - it showed!

Starters of finger portions of fish and meat were delicious, my wife's Dover sole was cooked perfectly, and I had the best horse steak I've ever eaten. The dessert was equally good. This is definitely a good place to go if you're looking for well cooked Dutch food.

Thank Sebastian A
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Our Gate 1 Travel tour group was taken to Haesje Claes as part of an evening dinner/red light district tour. The Haesje Claes is a charming restaurant (not in red light district)--dark wood, antiques, etc.
My dinner started with a wonderful carpaccio, wife had pea/carrot soup; both of us had the Hodgepodge (a stew with sausage, meatball, bacon, potato, etc.)--quite tasty and a local dish. For dessert I had creme brulee, wife had a pancake w/ice cream & orange sauce. Both were wonderful.

Service was very attentive--even with 40 people. Although our dinners were included in the tour price, menu prices are very reasonable. A nice place to have dinner.

Thank Howard4
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident. If you want Dutch food, this is the place to get it. It is an old restaurant with dark wood and objects d'art all around. The waitress spoke enough English and the service was great.

We went early and noticed crowds coming in as we were leaving. You might want to make reservations.

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Thank RoySandlapper
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Whether you grave a Dutch stampot or one of the many other great menu items, you can expect large portions of tasty food. My wife ordered lamb chops and could not finish the large portion. I had the famous Dover sole, which was excellent and large too. The wines are reasonably priced and the deserts are to die for (if you have some space left). We especially liked the "Boerenjongens" desert. This place should not be missed.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were a bit suspicious, but very pleasantly surprised: very kind staff, good food, reasonable price ... and just behiond the corner at walking disctance of the hotel.

Thank v3rootje
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