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“Delicious & Fancy Dinner at a reasonable price. Recommend!”
Review of Van Kerkwijk

Van Kerkwijk
Ranked #96 of 4,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 46
Cuisines: European, Dutch
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
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.
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We walked in and asked for the Menu...there is no menu in this restaurant. They come to your table and explain in detail what is on the menu for the day. The staff is very knowledgeable and you can tell they love what they do. The food is freshly made, with a homemade sophisticated taste, and it is delicious. We enjoyed every single bite we had at this restaurant. It is a must eat place if you are in Amsterdam and are looking to unwind and have a great meal.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This place is tiny, and doesn't take bookings. It does however serve pretty good food and drink at a reasonable price which seems unusual on both counts in the area it is in. We turned up what we thought was early on a Sunday evening when many other restaurants are closed. There were a few couples and a big group of five ahead of us and we were told it would be quite a while for a table. No problem though, we were offered drinks at the bar. Time flew and we soon had a table, maybe 30 mins wait but didn't really notice, just chatted to each other and people around us. Service once it got going was great, we were regularly asked if we needed more drinks and the jug of tap-water was refilled on the fly without having to ask. The secret with this place seems to be to turn up early enough, don't have an attitude that you need to be seated in the next 2 mins and just enjoy the evening. You will be rewarded with a really enjoyable meal.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant! Went there as a couple and the atmosphere is so lovely and the waiters were also amazing and very helpful!
Would 100% recommend the place to everyone that visits Amsterdam.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The best meal we had during our trip to Amsterdam by a mile. Staff were friendly and a lovely atmosphere. We had to wait for a table for about 30min but it was TOTALLY worthwhile. Do not be put off by this! Also, we had 3 courses and a couple of drinks each and it was really reasonable (around EUR 35 pp).

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Thank EmsAli456
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We found this place (with a little help from TA) while wandering around the Dam. The service was very friendly and the food was delicious. The prices for lunch were also very reasonable. And you MUST try the homemade pear pie!

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