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Review of Van Kerkwijk

Van Kerkwijk
Ranked #98 of 4,369 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $46
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 September 9, 2013

This little gem is in Nes (41) just off Dam Square, easy to find.
They do not have a menu, so one of the to waitresses tells you whats on that day.
Their english is perfect. There is a wIne list.
Service is quite slow because there are only 2 waitresses but it is worth it.
You can't book a table so it is good to arrive early, before 7-30.
Cost around 60 euros or 2 people, inc wine

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Thank Lestoindia
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stopped in for a bite, was not disappointed at all, the food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This was by far one of my favorite meals in Amsterdam. No set menu, but all the items sounded delicious. I ordered the beef and my husband ordered the lamb. Both were cooked perfectly and we were both pleasantly surprised. Restaurant was small and romantic, beer was great and we were able to get out for around 50?...highly recommend for a nice dinner out.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stopped for lunch and wasn't disappointed. Service was a little slow as there was only one person serving, but worth the wait. She sat at our table and explained the options (all sounded very good) and took our order. Had a steak (filet) with a raspberry sauce and blue cheese. The steak was very tender and the sauce with cheese complemented very well. Spouse had a salad with bacon wrapped figs. Very good indeed! We were so full we couldn't do the selection of homemade desserts. Highly recommend a visit here!

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Thank MCBMD
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Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Would not have found this voice without city advisor. Delightfully laid-back. Waiter comes to the table sits down and chats thru the menu from memory. takes order without writing it down and a few minutes later it comes to the table. Fall off the bone lamb shank in tomato with side salad, crispy chips with mayonnaise. This place is definitely worth the walk.

Thank Kingwiltshire
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