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“A lovely cafe in a great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spanjer en van Twist

Spanjer en van Twist
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Ranked #746 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, International, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“A lovely cafe in a great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Spanje is a cosier corner in the winter and a lovely summer cafe by a canal when the sun is shining - you really can get the best of both worlds here. It has a good range in the menu for lunch and dinner and my nephew insists they serve the best apple pie and hot chocolate drink that he has ever tasted.
Fun staff who are easy-going but attentive and very convient for the city centre, Anne Frank's House and for mooching around the Jordaan.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“Fantastic food and service ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Just got back to the hotel after my fiancee and I found this brilliant place. Started with a selection of dutch cheeses and meats, mains were excellent, I had rib eye steak with chips and my fiancee steak with mashed potatoes, mushrooms and gravy. All were done brilliantly, presentation and service were great. Also the portion sizes were great, benchmarked against all the other points above we had a really nice evening there, thanks to the staff and the cats! Absolutely worth a visit.

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Atlanta, GA
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful trendy comfort food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We loved every bit about this meal! From the wine to the appetizers straight on through to dessert, we were pleased! My husband had a steak and I had the house special, which was Pot Pie. All was reasonably priced and the service was wonderful! We sat upstairs, and the whole place gives off a cozy vibe. This was wonderful given the weather outside!

Visited September 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“nice cosy restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We went to eat there a few times. cosy atmosphere, many vegeterian dishes, but not only. The soups, and Dutch dishes were excellent. Not so cheap, but always deliciouse. Recommended!!

Visited December 2012
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Calgary
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A perfect lunch spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We ducked into this place on account of its convenient location near our hotel. I'm so happy we did, because I had a lovely lunch in this relaxing setting. It was laid-back and friendly, and the food was fresh and very tasty. Excellent coffee, too.

Visited November 2012
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