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“Steak in Dutch tradition” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Loetje aan de Amstel

Loetje aan de Amstel
Amstelzijde 35-37, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
0031204721090
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Price range: $24 - $31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Steak in Dutch tradition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is how granny cooked a steak in Holland, medium rare with a nice gravy, that you soak up with fresh white bread.
The gravy is nothing more than the margarine the steak was cooked in, but they manage to get a nicely browned. So do not expect any fancy sauce, just indulge and enjoy it the Dutch way.
Sides you order separately, the fries are perfect and the salad again as granny would have made it: a cooked egg on top, small bits of fried bacon and a simple oil and vinegar dressing.
Service is fast and friendly, the food is very reasonably price, €16.50 for a 200gram fillet steak. Place is crowded after 6pm, so come early or be prepared to wait. No reservations.
There is other stuff on the menu as well, also some traditional desserts, but it is the steak you go to this please for.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Probable past its prime”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Have been to Loetje several times over the last few years, it has always improved over time. But as of late it seems that with all its fame and glory it is now going downhill, the last few times service and food quality has declined. This can always be due to the reason that they have become so popular, is always packed and kitchen and staff cannot cope with the volume of customers. However, waiters dont have time to take your orders, they tell you very abrupbtly to wait untill they have time to come and serve you. They are very rude in handling requests. They are out of stock in general items. Toilets are closed due to overflowing. Food comes out cold when you eventually receive it. What a pity, this was a great place to have a decent steak. Hopefully they can get the act together and once more rise to the levels they were at before.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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“Great lunch by the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We have cycled from Amsterdam along the Amstel and stopped here for lunch. The food was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Would definitely return!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Busan, South Korea
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“Best Steaks of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The steaks were amazing!
I mean... amazing!
Me and my boyfriend went there because one of my dutch friends highly suggested it, she even told us to order steaks.
I ordered a classic one (it's served with gravy) and a bali style (spicy).

Both were amazing, both were tasty and cooked perfectly.
I upload a picture of them with this review.

The desert was just ok, a mascarpone one, I would not suggest that!

It offers a wide choices of wine and beers :)

Visited June 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A good local restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

I've been here several times. Food is good. Prices are reasonable. Setting is fantastic, either indoors which is comfortable, or outside by the river. It's a good choice for lunch or dinner. Free but limited parking a few minutes away.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Joel019
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