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Downtown American Diner

Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Nieuwmarkt 26 | 1012CS, 1012 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 0255
09:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was ok, but if you would just keep walking about five more minutes, you can do better. This happened to be close to our hotel and we were tired, so we didn't put in the effort to find quality food in the area. Service was great though, and sitting outside made for great people watching.

Thank Jennifer G
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We came here as a group one evening for drinks. We sat outside people watching and were served in quick time. Drinks were reasonably priced for the area.

Thank Mark J
Hertford, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Simple place but excellent food (we had omelettes and sandwiches) served very quickly from a very pleasant server. Very good value food. Even has wifi.

Thank Sarah N
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here when first arriving in Amsterdam after a long journey from Cornwall. We were absolutely hank marvin and chose this place as it had a table free and was in a nice location. The food was absolutely foul, although the staff were friendly and attentive. I could not eat what was served to me as... More 

Thank cornishbird76
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Last minute meal but we couldn't have picked a better place a bit slow but food was fantastic we will call again the place is wonderfully and great view

Thank Karl L
Kennesaw, Georgia
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589 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Small burger place between cafes. Good burgers (bacon and blue cheese) and fried fish. French fries are large chips (topped ours with cheese). Fried cheese starter was really good. Drinks we had rose beer and strawberry milkshake. Good food for quick lunch.

Thank Thomas V
Carterville, Illinois
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

My wife, daughter and I ate at the Downtown American Diner recently. My wife and I had their black angus burger. My daughter had their chicken sandwich. We also ordered a side of fries. The burgers and chicken were tasty, as were the fries. I thought the sodas were a little over priced, and they charged for condiments. A single... More 

Thank Bryan B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Tourist trap. Overpriced. Even fast food tastes better. There are much better alternatives around in Amsterdam. Dirty toilets as well.

Thank Thomas H
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a 3 day stay in Amsterdam. I ate breakfast every morning here, and loved it. The full English is perfect. Great price, and great internet connection.

Thank Perry-cfc
Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I came here with my husband to grab a quick dinner after a long day of walking. I was excited because the menu had a veggie burger with a 'homemade recipe' - I'm vegan. This veggie burger came out as what appeared to be canned and overly greasy mushrooms and onions on a bun - hardly a burger. The fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwmarkt 26 | 1012CS, 1012 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 422 0255
Opening times:

Monday through Thursday 09.00 Am - 01.00 Am
Friday and Saturday 09.00 Am - 03.00 Am
Sunday 09.00 Am - 01.00 Am

All our products are fresh and grilled on a lava stone grill.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighbourhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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