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“Worth the wait” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Van Kerkwijk

Van Kerkwijk
Ranked #26 of 3,373 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: Dutch, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Jersey, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

They don't accept reservations but go in and have a drink at the bar and you won't be disappointed. We had a delicious meal and the atmosphere was great with a large number of locals which is always an excellent indicator.

Visited October 2013
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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We decide to have dinner in this places because was near of our hotel, just steps away, and we have a great surprise! The menu is short but everything sounds good, we start with calamari w/ garlic (was fantastic) after that we order a fish in coconout milk and beef with red fruits sauce delicious! The staff is so friendly and the menu is a good surprise, if u are in amsterdam you need eat here!

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Thank Roberto O
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uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We visited here as we were staying at a hotel nearby. This is a lovely bistro style restaurant, the speciality is a steak in a strawberry sauce, which although I didn't have, my husband thoroughly enjoyed. The staff are very friendly and the food was reasonable. The only thing I would have liked is a menu as the waiter tells you the menu so it doesn't give you much time to decide or what it costs. Don't let this put you off though as its a great place with excellent food!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Amazing food, amazing service! A must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The best restaurant we've visited on our Europe travels!! Beautiful food, amazing service! Waiting at the bar is no hassle and even though the lovely staff will tell you an hour or so it's never that long and the food, service and atmosphere is well worth the wait! This place can not be missed!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Carterton, United Kingdom
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“Nice sandwich shop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Having no menu was a little bit of a hindrance as the waitress had trouble remembering every item. The selection seemed to be soup or sandwiches. The club sandwich was nice but came with fries I was then charged for although not asked for. The goats cheese and chutney was also nice but came with nothing else. A little odd. The waitress seemed very busy as she kept forgetting things from our drinks orders.

Overall I feel a menu would help as you could choose at your own leisure instead of having to choose instantaneously. This may help the waitress who could concentrate on serving instead of explaining the menu to everyone. The food was very nice though.

Visited December 2013
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