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Van Kerkwijk

Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 3316
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (38 reviews)
“pear tart” (35 reviews)
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Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

Ate here with the wife during our last night in the city. Right off Dam sqaure and easy to find. We ate outside which was quite nice. It's cool that there's no menu, and so the waitress just recites what they're making for the day....More

Thank Bobby P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for a couple to go for a nice meal. The place is small and cosy with only 15 or so tables. The service staff are really friendly and work very hard. The menu changes every day so the service staff...More

1  Thank davidbrown86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately I came to this restaurant as I was looking to have a good dining experience encouraged by good reviews. I have to say it was packed and people were waiting in lines which at first convinced me more that it was worth the wait,...More

1  Thank Dayana L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wasn’t a first choice to eat on the night, it wasn’t even our second however we where so glad we stumbled across it. When we arrived it was full and a couple where waiting at the bar for a table to clear. We too...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soup was tasteless, main was overcooked, chips boiled from frozen, zero atmosphere. I don't understand other people's reviews. Not enough staff so you're waiting 30 minutes between starter and main. Really disappointed.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tired this place by chance as I heard it was good. Having been in Amsterdam for a few days I decided to stop by on my last night. It was busy so I had to wait for about 40 minutes for a table but...More

Thank Bradley P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who ever heard of a talking menu! The waiter tells you all and every course .. for all of us. The filet beef with fruit sauce was lovely.. and unusual , the warm pear tart superb. Great beer and a berry reasonable price too.

Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Food is just AMAZING. Service was great too. Thanks to Rory and Flewe our waitress and waiter. They were just super nice. Next time I am in Amsterdam I will definitely be back. Super recommend. :)

Thank AndreaChicago_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Someone suggested this restaurant when they found out we were going to Amsterdam and we went there for dinner. It was so good, we went back for lunch two days later. They have an interesting menu with excellent food and solid service. The restaurant is...More

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem serving local Dutch food. Good value for money and very nice staff. We shared a mixed starter so got to try different specialities. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank Marie N
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
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2 March 2017|
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Response from BrigitteAttard | Reviewed this property |
This was my review after visiting at end February 2017. May I add that we shared a starter and dessert and were very happy and replete by the end of dinner. The E80 included a tip : An intimiate little restaurant which... More
4 February 2017|
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Response from tomdawils | Reviewed this property |
This is a very badly run restaurant. The staff are rude. We got kicked out. Literally. We come from London where this would never happen
Jocelyn L
22 November 2016|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hello, We are open the 24th of December for lunch and dinner, but we're closed both Christmas days (25 and 26). Regards, Daan Van Kerkwijk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nes 41, 1012 KC 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 20 620 3316
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Van Kerkwijk, situated at the Nes 41 just behind Dam square, is a classic Amsterdam cafe and restaurant where you can eat and drink from early in the morning till late in the evening. Van Kerkwijk sisters have chosen a personal approach. That's why a menu doesn't exist and your options are presented at the table by your waiter.

Van Kerkwijk stands for quality food and drinks in an urban atmosphere. Characteristic, easy going, value for money. You feel at home between the regular customers who keep returning for the varied menu and the relax atmosphere.

Van Kerkwijk doesn't take reservations, walk in for a table or wait at the bar with a good beer or wine.
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