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“Best Steaks in The Netherlands” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Loetje

Cafe Loetje
Ranked #139 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
London, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“Best Steaks in The Netherlands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I always eat here when in town - great atmosphere and the best steaks in the Netherlands. Good value for what you get, always busy and so central, just across the street from where i was staying and a great enjoyable evening.

Its a must and you will not regret your visit

Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best steaks.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

This no nonsense place has the best steaks in Amsterdam. Don't go here to expect excellent "couvert" service. This place will not dissapoint you with the food. Best steak to order if you like spicy is the "Beef Bali". Just order this with fries, salad.

Visited December 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“no nonsense”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Loetje does something in Amsterdam nobody does: keeping their quality high & constant with fast service. you can't reserve a table, just have a beer with the minimum of 20 people waiting at the bar to be seated. There is a table ready within 30 minutes anyways. I agree with best "biefstuk" in town. Dont expect cullunairy masterpieces, but awesome tasting food. If only all beef could tast like that. Dont be shy to be gluttonous and dip that white bread in the the 100% butter sauce, you feel your veins clotting up, but whatever; it's good!

so concluding: non nonsense, real amsterdam experience, great value for money, fast serivce, amsterdam ambiance, no culinairy masterpieces just right tasting food.

Hope loetje stays like this for the next time en really define it's "legendairy" status in Amsterdam.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wait for table”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Carnt really fault the place tip such hospitality waited 50 mins for a table but I was thirsty so standing at the bar waiting for a table no problem . Would I go again defiantly the food was spot on , what you would carexpect from an eet caffe staff spot on work so hard pitty the people in UK don't get it whilst there at work . Love the place love the dutch . Dooie !!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
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“Excellent steak and fries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I was in Amsterdam on holiday and I came here to eat the steak and fries as per recommendations from Tripadvisor. It was worth the search. Just order the steak and fries because it is that good. It's a first come, first serve restaurant with very friendly staff. Most of the crowd were locals and I saw almost everyone ordering steaks. The steak was so good that I visited a second time and had steak and fries again!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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