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“Amazing place!”
Review of Van Kerkwijk

Van Kerkwijk
Ranked #90 of 4,304 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $48
Cuisines: European, Dutch
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: Van Kerkwijk, situated at the Nes 41 just behind Dam square, is a classic Amsterdam cafe and restaurant where you can eat and drink from early in the morning till late in the evening. Van Kerkwijk sisters have chosen a personal approach. That's why a menu doesn't exist and your options are presented at the table by your waiter. Van Kerkwijk stands for quality food and drinks in an urban atmosphere. Characteristic, easy going, value for money. You feel at home between the regular customers who keep returning for the varied menu and the relax atmosphere. Van Kerkwijk doesn't take reservations, walk in for a table or wait at the bar with a good beer or wine.
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Amazing place!very kindly service and fresh and tipical food. I suggest this place who want to avoid turistic place an find a relaxing moment and good food in amsterdam.Lovely!

Thank Gabriele C
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Right down the block from my hotel and recommended by TA I went for lunch. I got there at 11:45 on a Saturday morning and inside was full by 12:20. Waitress/owner was very kind and spoke perfect English explaining the lunch choices and answering my questions. The food was very well prepared and tasty. The setting was quaint and the price was perfect.

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Thank Mike N
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This restaurant had a really nice cosy atmosphere and the waiting staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The food was good - in particular the steak with goat's cheese and strawberry sauce! There seemed to be lots of locals there, which is always a good sign, and it was a great find considering it's so central and in the red light district!

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Thank lm23412
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This restaurant is literally less than a minute away from Dam Square. It's a gem! You don't get menus, only told what the specials of the day are. The mains range from £8 - £15. We decided to start off with the soup and carpaccio, both were delicious. For mains, we had the 2 types of meat. One was a fillet with the most delicious tart/spread. The other was a sirloin on goats cheese & strawberry jam.They were both amazing. Hands down our best meal in Amsterdam. The staff are friendly and it's a cool little spot away from all the noise and hustle of the district and Dam Square.

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Thank Dazzagordi
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nice place, very few tables which help in keeping the whole thing a kinda reserved. Great food superbly cooked and very friendly staff. If you are staying at the HOTEL NESPLEIN you can't miss it.

Thank Frank C
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