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“Big and cozy restaurant hidden in Ouderkerk”
Review of De Voetangel

De Voetangel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Take a minute to catch your breath from today’s hustle and bustle. In the beautiful ‘Ronde Hoep’ polder, between the villages of Amstelveen and Abcoude, where the three rivers "The Bullewijk", "The Holendrecht" and "The Waver" merge, you will find our uniquely situated restaurant. Only ten minutes from Amsterdam and Amstelveen. Looking out over the water and pastures you can see the skyline of Amsterdam Southeast with the Amsterdam Arena, Afas live and the Ziggo Dome. In this rural setting, in one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands, you can enjoy pure, fresh, traditional international cuisine with Dutch influences, with the Leurs family and their staff. Fine wines, a warm, cosy and romantic atmosphere and attentive, friendly hostesses ensure you have a fantastic experience in a relaxed atmosphere. And always with ample and free parking... De Voetangel. That food... that hospitality... that view!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
682 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Big and cozy restaurant hidden in Ouderkerk”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is a big and cozy restaurant hidden in a lonely road in Ouderkerk a/d Amstel. It's the type that the Dutch like, because can accommodate groups in separate rooms and you have to drive to a rural area, through a narrow road enough for a car in one direction and bikes in both sides. So you drive slowly, measuring space when another car come in your direction, until to get in the middle of nowhere to a big and at the same time "gezellig" (nice & cozy) restaurant, you would never find unless you live in that area or a friend who lives there tells you about it.

I went there for lunch with a group of friends for a celebration. I liked the environment and I consider the food good. It was not really very good, but not average either. Just good. The starter was really good, but the main dish, which I had an entrecôte, came a bit cold and almost raw. Then I realised that the waiters didn't ask anybody about how they want their meat. For dessert I had a trio with pear tart/ice cream/bavarois, which was delicious. Price a bit high.

The service, although friendly was quite slowly, and at that day we were the only people in the restaurant. So I guess there is no way for the service to be improved when they have a full house.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quality and Quantity.....High Excellence”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We celebrated my retirement with a dinner for two at this old established restaurant. The food was very delicious and there was plenty of it.
Bread, fresh cream butter, pesto mayonnaise and olive oil was served copiously.
Starters; 1. Salmon Tompoes & 2. Salt beef and duck liver terrine. Both very tasty and most unusual.
Main course; 1. Risotto with peas, onion & pecorino cheese shavings. 2. 350 gr. steak with Japanese butter and huge chips. Side servings of salad & potato au gratin. Too good for words.
Dessert; we both had creme brûlée with lavender, orange and grilled pineapple.......again, to die for.
A good bottle of Californian merlot was a great additive to the meal.
The service was excellent, the young lady was very attentive, kind and helpful.

We can highly recommend this fine restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Denroncollections
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food in a fine location”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Sat outside for dinner on a perfect summer evening. Enjoyed an excellent meal from a good menu. Drank interesting wines by the glass. The main course of duck was well prepared and served with an excellent range of accompaniments. Altogether a great way to spend a summer evening watching the world go by on the river.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JaySee_53
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Enschede NL
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice place with historic value”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Near Amsterdam in the town of Ouderkerk a/d Amstel you'll find restaurant "de Voetangel". It is situated at the crossing of the rivers Holendrecht, Bullewijk and Waver. The service is very friendly and helpfull without being too prominent. And most important they have a very nice and original menu and serve good wines for a decent price.
The history of "de Voetangel" goes back to the 17th century and had many famous visitors, among them one of Holland's most beloved artists Wim Sonneveld. On the website of the restaurant you can watch a very nice presentation (also in English) of their history.
And when you don't want to drive home you can stay at Villa Oldenhoff (B&B) which takes a 5 minutes walk.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Henk_Oldenhof
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good meal and service”
Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Visited with some colleagues, and received a warm welcome. A good selection to choose from, and with menus in English. Would visit again.

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Thank Keggon
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