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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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Bucharest, Romania
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy little restaurant where you can have an authentic dutch meal. It's located on Berenstraat in the Negen Straats. The service is good and I enjoyed the meal I had there.

Thank Sam L
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Amsterdam friends will HATE me for this review, as they do not wish for their favorite restaurant to be jammed with that most unfavorite animal: the tourist. Oh well, another friendship bites the dust. Food is solid, always prepared so very well. Amazingly enough, if you finish your side dish (read that to be french fries), they will bring... More 

2 Thank Homelessx2
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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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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431 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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 52 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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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

1 Thank fredSeattle_Wa
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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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
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 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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