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Van Kerkwijk

) #36 of 3,241 Restaurants in Amsterdam ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , European, Vegan Options
Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 3316
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Dutch, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Van Kerwijk is like no other restaurant, there is no menu. Polite and helpful waitresses explain about the drinks, starters and the main dishes for you. The food is exceptional, tastes like home and you feel like home there. The prices are reasonable in comparison...More

Thank Aidin489
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stopped in here after reading all the great reviews. It actually exceeded my expectations. I was quickly seated and immediately offered a drink. I chose one of the houses white wines, which didn't disappoint. Unfortunately, I was on a tight schedule and was concerned...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another thanks to Trip Advisor. What a place. Busy but found a good table., Only two guys front of house, rushong around like manics, but first class at their jobs. Menu explained not displayed and food as superb. Four different, first class dishes. No bookings...More

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend and I were trying to find a decent place to eat near the city center and cam across this restaurant online. I am glad we did. When you are seated they will repeat the menu verbally to you because it changes frequently which...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to Van Kerkwijk based on trip advisor reviews and they were right. Service is great, food is great and the recommendations to do this early in a trip so you can return was spot on. Went on our second day in town and we...More

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I had an amazing dinner in this cosy restaurant. The staff is very friendly and gives excellent recommendations. The food is simply delicious and There is also a cute cat you can pet :)

Thank Genta K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant was a fantastic find for us. There is no menu, as it changes daily. Server told us of the choices, and served us up a cold local beer. Atmosphere is lively yet laid back. Food was absolutely delicious!! Prices are mid-range, and...More

Thank Sabre4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knew they did not accept reservations but decided to take a chance of getting a table as it was quite early in the evening. We we fortunate to get a table that had just been vacated. The atmosphere was laid back and the service...More

Thank Penbay2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amsterdam's dining scene has blossomed in the past decade. This place is really the best for a modern/casual attentive experience. No reservations... but go early and have a drink at the little bar in the back. No menu... but enjoy the always changing creative menu...More

Thank JaysonJamesAmste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice spot that is best known by locals. Food is all made to order and the menu changes daily. Service is excellent and with a smile. Seating outside and in. Kitchen has open concept. Food is excellent and perfectly prepared. I enjoyed fresh...More

Thank Paul B
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'm curious what an average meal including service charge would be at this restaurant. We are staying on Dam Square and looking for a Wednesday and Thursday night restaurant with good local food and a somewhat romantic atmosphere for a couple in their 60s and yest quiet enough to talk . And do you need reservations at this restaurant?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Perfect place for what you are looking for. I don't recall the exact cost but believe it was reasonable. We ate lunch there and food was wonderful the atmosphere is intimate and cozy. It's not a large restaurant but we got... More
Do you cater for coeliacs? Thanks
4 February 2017|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hi, We have gluten-free options, but our kitchen is not 100% gluten free, for instance we also cut bread in the kitchen etc. Regards, Daan
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Jocelyn L
hello, are you open during the christmas holidays? thanks.
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$ 44
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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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