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Dutch, Seafood, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Enjoy local cuisine
1. Enjoy local cuisine
"nearby Hilton Airport hotel and wanted to go to a local restaurant"
BujoldVT
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2. Great place for lunch
2. Great place for lunch
"My teens and I had a very nice lunch"
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3. Simply amazing
3. Simply amazing
"the staff, the food, the ambience - simply amazing"
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Had a great diner with a very nice appetizer, main course, and dessert. We started of with a tasting platter of all starters which made for an enjoyable beginning of the evening. The home made ravioli was delicious. My only remark is that the customer...service could have been a little bit better and more professional.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

An unexpected great find. The restaurant looks very different that you might expect from the outside. It was full at 7:30. We went for the tasting menu which was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed watching the kitchen staff at work

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

We loved this restaurant. The customer service is second to none, we were made to feel very welcome despite our dogs. The ambience was absolutely lovely and the food was great. Just what we needed. Many thanks to the lovely staff.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 October 2021

This was unplanned trip and we booked last minute. Restaurant at capacity so clearly popular. There are distinct areas - outside under enclosed cover , bar area which is very relaxed and slightly more formal restaurant area. We were in bar area. Distracting that had...TV but personal preference. Lots of children’s toys so clearly family friendly. Parking was an issue evening we went. Large venue and did not seem to be many vegan options. Could not see any reference to gluten free but dim so hard to read menu . We opted for the chef choice menu. Essentially starters and dessert a mixture of things from menu and main was choice of vegetarian, fish or meat. I opted for vegetarian but misunderstood that whole menu is not then vegetarian just the main so, if you are vegetarian, you need to make it clear as starter not vegetarian. Starters were otherwise good and good range of tastes as were desserts. Main ( risotto) was bland and not up to rest of meal. Rating average because of Covid care ( see below) , risotto and fact not clear to me only main vegetarian . I should not have assumed I suppose but luckily I am not vegetarian just prefer it. Staff extremely friendly. Generally efficient but insufficient of them ( story of the new now) so hard to get attention. Person I understood to be owner eating at a table for quite some time and no sign of him stepping in. Indeed, seemed to spend some time chatting to team rather than letting them get on. We were not hurried at all which is great. Don’t forget your vaccine certificate though local daily test not required. Menus were not single use and staff did not wear masks which was disconcerting as loomed over when taking orders. I know not required in the Netherlands but would prefer as a visitor from abroad. Tables in at well Spaced . Good location for airport hotels and worth going.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 August 2021

No words can describe filth as experienced with the staff throwing up food in the sink in front of the customer. The food was bland overbooked ribs and the steak tartar was just nasty. Not to mention spoiled tabassaco Never again...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Arjan R, Eigenaar at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2021

Dear appreciated guest, We are not used to 1star reviews, I'm really sorry we could not provide the service we used to do. We will discuss this matter internal to avoid this kind of service in future. Each day we will learn again to be...More

Reviewed 11 June 2021

we had dinner here, the food is very well prepared. we did not exactly get what we expected to order. red wine sauce came out as pepper sauce berries icecream on the menu suddenly turned into vanilla, but everything looked and tasted very good.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 April 2020

this place is where you want to eat, or in these times where you want to pick up food; these guys know their business!

Date of visit: December 2019
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FlorisKappe, Owner at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2020

Dear Guest, Thanks for your positive comments, we appreciate this very much. We will give the compliments to our kitchen staff. Hopefully we will see you soon in our restaurant. Kind regards, Team Colijn

Reviewed 26 February 2020

I stayed outside of Amsterdam with a friend for four days, and we stumbled across the Colijn while on a walk one night. We stopped in the next day to check it out and the staff was beyond welcoming, the food was absolutely delicious and...the prices were more than fair. We loved it so much we returned for dinner that night and lunch the next day. They took care of us at night on New Year's Eve without a reservation and went out of their way to treat us with as much respect as everyone else. It truly was an incredible restaurant with wonderful management and owners.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ColijnAmstelveen, Eigenaar at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Thank you for your kind words! Really appreciated. So nice to read that you had a lovely experience! We hope to see you back again next time you are in town!

Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent venue, food and service!! I was staying near Schipol Airport for a business trip and searching for a good dining experience near my hotel. I was fortunate to come across this little gem, which did not disappoint. I arrived at 740pm for dinner without...a reservation on a Tuesday night and a nice table for two near the fire was available. Our server was both courteous and prompt. I ordered the bisque which as full of herbs and complimentary flavors. I had the shrimp as my main dish and it was also fantastic. I will definitely visit again on my next stay. If you are on the fence about the restaurant, please just go. You will thank me later.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ColijnAmstelveen, Eigenaar at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2020

Thank you for your kind words and the five stars you gave us. Really appreciated! Nice to hear that everything was fine and you had a lovely evening. We love to see you back!

Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

A friend suggested to go here for lunch. It was lunchtime and not the whole restaurant was open. It was pretty full but fortunately staff managed to squeeze us in. The place is clearly popular, so reserve if you can! We both had the satay,...which came with all the traditional Indonesian trimmings, and chips. It really was delicious and I wouldn't hesitate going back! I liked the modern open kitchen, and would also like to compliment the waiting staff who were all very pleasant and efficient.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ColijnAmstelveen, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2020

Thank you for your kind words and the five stars that you gave us! Very nice to hear that you had a lovely experience. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 16 November 2019 via mobile

We needed a reasonable dinner in Amstelveen Zuid, and stumbled on Colijn. The restaurant is divided into 3 separate areas, each with its own character. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. Our only criticism was the very limited vegetarian...choices, but this is apparently being addressed. Worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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ColijnAmstelveen, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2020

Thank you for your kind words! So good to hear you had een nice experience. We’ve added some more vegetarian dishes to the card. You can also ask our staff voor more options, we always will try to make it possible. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 6 November 2019

We went to restaurant Colijn for a lunch. We had a warm welcome. The restaurant had a nice ambiance. The menu showed a varierity of choices. The ordered dishes were served quickly and tasted very well. The service was good.

Date of visit: October 2019
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FlorisKappe, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2019

Dear madam/sir Thank you kindly for your nice words. Hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards, Floris Kappé

Reviewed 1 September 2019

After a bike ride with my friend. We decided to have dinner at Colijn. A nice ambiance and good atmosphere. We had nice meals. I took sate with fries and salad and my friend took spare ribs. The meat of the spare rips as well...as the sate sticks were juicy. Already awaiting the next time.....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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restaurantcolijn, Eigenaar at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2019

Dear Nigel, What a nice words!! We are very pleased to welkome you again. Thank you for the nice comment. Regards, Arjan Roosen

Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

During the summer months they have changing menu's. Today I was lucky as I love gamba's. The BBQ Gamba's where perfect. Not chewy, not rubbery but just perfect as they should be. Accompanied with fresh veggies for my daily intake. I already messed up my...plate for the perfect picture, but the food was great.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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restaurantcolijn, Eigenaar at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2019

Dear Priest, Thank you very much for this nice comment! Unfortunately the summer is behind us and our BBQ back in the shed. When you visit us again we are happy to welkome you. Kind regards, Arjan Roosen

Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

We were staying at a hotel close to the airport and wanted a nice meal. Came across this restaurant that was highly recommended and I can see why! The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food was presented very nice. The food was excellent!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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restaurantcolijn, Manager at Restaurant Colijn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for the loving words about our visit at Colijn. We are very pleased to hear that everything went well and that you've had such a good experience. Hope to see you again in the future when you visit The Netherlands....More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4