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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” (36 reviews)
“pear tart” (33 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t let the absence of a written menu keep you from this little jewel. The Leek Soup was delicious and the meat fell off the bone of the Indonesian chicken. My husband had the delightful salmon. And don’t forget the pear tart. Service was spectacular!!

Thank lordgym
Reviewed 4 days ago

We hit this place almost by accident, close by our hotel and down a quiet backstreet. We weren't sure what to expect as had read a couple of reviews saying there was no menu! It turns out you get a friendly chat with a knowledgeable...More

Thank DLJGB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lucky to get a walk-in table on a Friday night. Menu is a spoken one, which was different. The food itself was exceptional and provided a very good introduction to Dutch cuisine. However, with the lollipop they give you the end.. DO NOT bite into...More

Thank DBSegal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We struck luck getting a table just after 8 pm and on a busy Monday evening. Good atmosphere in a small room but not too noisy to make conversation difficult. There is no menu so no prices! Our waitress explained what was available and we...More

Thank Andy Wilson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our local dinner at this small, cosy restaurant just off the Dam. The staff are very friendly, the food is simple, local and delicious. There are no menus, the two staff simply remember it all and explain it to you. So simple...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful baguette with a smile. Fresh food, spotless clean and the the lady serving was a pleasure to deal with.

Thank matsy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in without a reservation just before Christmas, and were lucky to get a table for five as another group was just leaving. The next group had a much longer wait. There was no menu and no price list, just a friendly waiter who...More

Thank jcw2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant for dinner and was expected a very expensive meal but was pleasantly surprised. We weren’t too hungry so we ordered 3 starters and 2 main courses to share amongst 4 people. The bill totalled €61. The house beer was great...More

Thank wangdavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We noticed a crowd in this small and unassuming cafe and decided to pop in and get the last table. We were so glad we did! We were read the menu by the lovely staff and we both settled on sandwiches. I had chicken with...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were heading to the great brewpub Bier Fabrik when we dropped into here for a couple of beers as when we were in Amsterdam on our previous visit we had a great time in here. I love the look of this place,The interior is...More

Thank Neil K
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Nearby
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
...More
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SteveinPhilly
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
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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
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 48
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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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Description
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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