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Restaurant 't Zwaantje

Berenstraat 12, 1016 GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 2373
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“beef stew” (23 reviews)
“lunch food” (26 reviews)
“mussels” (19 reviews)
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French, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Berenstraat 12, 1016 GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited patiently for our orders to be taken but it just took so long despite the small crowd. Felt unwelcomed by the servant and hence we left.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kgtan588
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is two-thirds delightful. A charming room, softly lit and not too noisy with attractive memorabilia on the walls and a mellow buzz. And the food is wonderful - we had a beef stew and a pork satay and both were terrifric, well-cooked, delicately...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jojoDorset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Feels like a relaxed local restaurant. Busy when I visited but there was a large group in. Good range of dishes, large helpings, especially the Mains, verging on overfacing as it comes with sides of vegetables, chips/potatoes. Main was slow coming, but see above. Only...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EveM399
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

A must visit restaurant. Quaint and interesting interior. Large people be warned though - space between table and chair can be limited when busy and it does really get busy. Friendly and courteous service. Excellent food. Specialties of the house are best choice for traditional...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

very nice place, cosy and warm. good service, quite busy so call to reserve a place to make sure you have a place! (although, their door needs some maintenance as it was never closed completely due to people not realizing that it was not closing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Erijkk
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We always pop into this restaurant when in Amsterdam. Great food and engaging hosts. Don't miss it. Especially the Escargot. YUM!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We came across this 'Traditional Amsterdam restaurant' by a search of the local area and we are indeed glad we did. Even on a Monday night at 7 pm, it was extremely busy although the staff still managed to take orders and served the dishes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AlanCHarper
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant serves locals and Viking River Cruise customers ...recommend by concierges. My husband and our other travel friend are both big so beware if they seat you in a tight corner! :-D. My husband loved his Dover Sole but my Schnitzel was tough and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank piratejani
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I came across this local restaurant by chance and I am glad I did. The service was friendly and the food was good. I had pea soup which was ok and the beef stew which was succulent with veggies on the side. It was an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Louay
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We got here not long after 6pm on our first night so got a table. By the time we left it was full. Like anywhere decent in this area you need to book. Good selection of reasonably priced food and pleasant service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank invisible2016
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Response from Dianne I | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you are passing just drop in. Otherwise we had no problems with getting a table for 4 . we were there early by European standards (6.00pm ) but it did not fill until say 7.30 /8.00ish. I don't think you will have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berenstraat 12, 1016 GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 2373
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Old style, typical Dutch restaurant with a French touch in the Nine Streets in the heart of Amsterdam. Traditional Dutch dishes split pea soup 'Snert', 'stamppot' and all-time favorite 'Grandma's Beef Stew' are served. Besides local food the restaurant have an extensive menu for the meat and the fish lover with classics like 'Moules-Frites', marinated spare ribs, cordon bleu and Calf's liver. The restaurant welcomes you daily between 4:30pm and 11pm.
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