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Restaurant het Zwaantje

££ - £££
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dutch, European, Central European
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Berenstraat 12, 1016GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 2373
16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic place, the food was very delicious, the wine was tasty, so romantic place to have a fine dinner with your special one.

Thank Patkó M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My buddy from Amsterdam recommended this place for dinner. We decided to give it a shot with hopes of escaping the touristy areas, very happy we did! I ordered the Sateh van varkenshaas met frites en salade and was very impressed. The food did take a bit longer than usual to be prepared but it was totally worth the wait.... More 

Thank Kevin O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excelent service, environment, food, fair price, had the stewed meat specialty and finished with a wonderful apple pie.

Thank Luis N
Toronto, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

In a city of restaurants from any part of the world, it wasn't easy to find a real local Dutch restaurant that wasn't in the "touristy" areas. This place is a real find with great food, reasonable prices, friendly service and a good atmosphere. And it was crowded with real locals instead of tourists. Located in the "Nine Little Streets"... More 

1 Thank Todd R
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our hotel desk told us of this place, so we walked over and enjoyed a truly Dutch Dinner. It was very cozy with friendly service and the food was unique and tasty. Things are deep fried a bit, but it was fun to try some traditional Dutch menu items.

Thank loonalaska
Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Away from the main tourist streets, but conveniently situated, this place offers the real deal in traditional dutch cooking. Simple, honest ingredients, skilfully cooked in an original setting. Excellent value and quality

1 Thank Carmonaman
seattle, wa
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Come here every year. Small, cosy, serving traditional Dutch food with excellent lamb and fish. Good salad, veg and to die for French fries. We eat here the night we come in. An excellent relaxed way to deal with jet lag. People are great, service is really good, food is very good. It is kind of a neighborhood spot but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were looking for a restaurant to have dinner with my husband and kids and were not certain where to go. We simply walked in front of this restaurant and peeked at the menu exposed outside. A lovely couple living in the neighbourhood strongly suggested us to get in stressing the fact that this was the best restaurant in Amsterdam... More 

Thank Giovanna M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had the traditional Dutch beef stew, it was amazing! So much beef :) and all for e16 very good value for money

Thank Donutchops
Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped in for an early dinner and had a great meal. Service was excellent, cozy atmosphere and great wine at a very reasonable price.

Thank TXcatlover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berenstraat 12, 1016GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 2373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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