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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” (46 reviews)
“pear tart” (38 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were hungry and just picked out this restaurant for dinner with friends. We came there, were seated at the bar by friendly staff who recited the menu while we waited for our table. The meat was delicious, the atmosphere cozy and relaxed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jelena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on our last night in Amsterdam. The restaurant is down a side street so not in plain site. The waiters were lovely and friendly, they recite the menu to you. The food was amazing- had chicken and duck. Brownie for dessert was good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank oliviahogan99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner on our first night in Amsterdam. Staff were absolutely incredible, warm, receptive but professional. Food was insanely yummy, as were the drinks, and when we got the bill it was all just above 40 euro. Can't reccommend enough!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jakee673
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing option in Amsterdam very gratefully surprised, excellent food and nice service , you can see the chef doing all the food with fresh products. I will back soon for sure.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 909eduardoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were wondering the streets looking for a cozy place to have super. Walking in the side street we could already feel that this place is very inviting and with a warm atmosphere. We sat by the window overlooking the back of the restaurant. Perfect!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mary22nl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 7 so got a set menu type of thing and it was fantastic. I mean the waiter just listed what we could choose. Great value for money, the food was delicious and the staff was very attentive. The food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank trevor v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival in Amsterdam we ordered a drink at a small central bar and asked the bartender if she could recommend somewhere to go for a bite to eat.. This place was mentioned so we thought we'd give it a go. We were not disappointed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank M0nana
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited van Kerkwijk twice during my time in Amsterdam. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, very cozy, and the service is excellent. The waiter or waitress kindly recites the menu for you, and both starters and mains I had when I went were delicious....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank JoeM5328
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to find this hidden gem. There is no menu as I believe it depends on available products, however you will be offered several options. And it’s definitely worth it! If you want to have a nice taste of products, I recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank annetaray
Reviewed 11 December 2018

My daughter had gone there and loved it. Small, cute. NO menus. There are a selections of entrees based on the fresh ingredients available. Large portions,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MsROS
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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11 December 2018|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
No sorry, we’re closed NYE and 1 January! Regards, Daan
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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 mercurystar999 |
That happens in most kitchens but cross contaminating with gluten free foods must not happen. Would my wife be ok to eat at your restaurant? Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 44
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • 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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