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“Good one!Typical Dutch.”

Restaurant Haesje Claes
Ranked #170 of 4,006 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $53
Cuisines: Dutch, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 July 12, 2013

I liked the food and the atmosphere.The pea soup with some sausage is so good.And the apple pie,too...
The only thing that spoiled the experience a little is the waitress that served our table.Just the Dutch people are the nicest possible and this lady was quite an exception.We sat at a table and she started shouting "It's reserved",but there was no sign "Reserved", how could we know.Then she brought Russian menu without asking.Waiters are not there to make judgements. She's supposed to ask what language we want,isn't she.We're not Russian.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

This place is soo cute & has great food! We ate inside....the interior décor is amazing & historical! There is also an outdoor area for dining.....lovely! The service was excellent & staff friendly:) We highly recommend this restaurant....it is on a quiet side street area!

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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Excellent quality of food, service very good, friendly people and atmosphere. A great place to go for dinner in Amsterdam!

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Food is traditional Dutch, good quality and service is perfect! No wonder this restaurant is always crowded with people, just in front of de Vijff restaurant which are a little bit pricey.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Our hotel highly recommended this place and easily found it via tram. The staff was friendly and seated us right away. We got the Amsterdam menu with tomato soup, salad w mackerel, steamed salmon, meatball w mash (eat this w mustard, pickles and pearl onions- divine!), and the apple pie, lemon tart and coffee. We devoured everything inc the soft brown bread w cream butter. No table scraps at all! We were in heaven! Would recommend to friends and come back FOR SURE! Best to come early to avoid the rush nget your table of choice cos the place fills up fast!

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