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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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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

We enjoyed a very relaxed, flavourful dinner at this place. The soups and pate were the best part of the meal, but everything was at least ok. The waitress was also very nice and welcoming, making sure everything went well. I would say this place...More

Thank Ioana503
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have a relaxing but quality lunch. This was perfect. Service and food both excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Gavan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We trusted Trip Advisor on this one. We were looking for a relaxed late lunch with good food at reasonable cost. It totally delivered. Not a huge selection but it was just right, and the staff were very friendly. We had a couple of drinks,...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and had the paprika & lemon chicken soup. Superb and priced well (£5.50) per portion. Only quibble was that waitress forced me to get a drink (in Holland we always have something to drink with lunch) despite the fact that I had...More

Thank Hypothetically S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can thoroughly recommend a visit to this restaurant if you are in Amsterdam. The menu is small, fresh, changes regularly and is told to you from memory by the very knowledgeable waiting staff. There is no reservation system. Turn up and wait with a...More

Thank KAG1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We trusted the reviews on Trip Advisor and weren’t disappointed! We went there for a late lunch at first and the service was very friendly and helpful from the first minute. Really lovely place in a quiet spot in central. The food was absolutely delicious...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loved having dinner here. It’s busy and crowded but entirely worth the wait. Food was excellent and service was friendly and helpful.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop for lunch. Great soup and great sandwiches. Service great with explanation of courses. Coffee and cold drinks all at a reasonable price. About 10 minutes from the station.

Thank Ron I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five min walk from Dam Square, off the beaten path or tourist traps and hidden from hordes of coffee shop hoppers. Family-run restaurant, very successfully experimenting with sauce and seasoning for "common" fish and meat dishes. On a good day we sat in a nice...More

1  Thank Miroslava S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amsterdam is just crazy packed with tourists so was a bit concerned about getting a table for dinner since they don't take reservations. In the end, it wasn't a problem as plenty of seats inside. Tip: on a warm evening, probably better to sit outside...More

1  Thank Angelk8
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 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
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
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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 45
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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