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Utrechtsestraat 51, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 5670
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“venison steak” (4 reviews)
“thai soup” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Utrechtsestraat 51, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, this restaurant has such a welcoming and polished atmosphere. The staff are friendly and attentive. The menu does not have so many items, but they focus on what they are good at. The veal dish was superb! It was so tender that it melted...More

Thank Toru M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here last night with my wife and it was well worth the 5 stars. Excellent starters (Russian soup and soup of the day), lovely mains (ribs and meat of the day) and we shared a rich, well balanced banoffi pie. Good wine, quite...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a very cold Monday evening but were given a very warm welcome and real attention had been paid to the fact that one of us has a shellfish allergy - the waitress explained which dishes would not be suitable and that...More

Thank jac0671
Reviewed 13 March 2018

So there you are, just arrived in a city new to you want to eat. I always look to Tripadvisor and boy did she come up trumps. My daughter and i arrived at 5:30, we given the menus but were also offered the specials of...More

Thank JohnCaz7
Reviewed 9 March 2018

On arriving in a freezing cold Amsterdam and trying to find Harmsen in the dark, we were grateful to jump in a cab to take us there (only to get ripped off for a 5 min journey) Anyway once we arrived we were given a...More

Thank juneywoo
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Restaurant is quite small but with a cosy ambience. We had a table overlooking the courtyard which, in the summer, must be lovely to sit and eat in. Our waitress was very charming and service throughout was excellent. We skipped starters as we both had...More

Thank Turkey007
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The place has a great vibe and very good food. We really liked the overall experience. They gave us an option to sit right away in the middle, or to wait 2 minutes for a table on the wall, so we waited - really appreciate...More

Thank ryans69
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Outstanding dinner. Service excellent, food really good (pumpkin soup, tuna/veal, cheesecake), wine very good. Hard to fault. Too good to waste on 15-24 year old children!

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is a little gem. It's a small and cosy restaurant in central Amsterdam, close to some theatres. Although with a limited menu, they have top quality food and a menu of the day with 3 courses that is offer for a quite good price...More

Thank JuPereira
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is a very nice restaurant in one of the nicest streets of Amsterdam. The food is always excelent (maybe a bit too salt), and not expensive. It's actually a bar, with the possibility to dine. I regularly go here and I have never been...More

Thank Robert_Christophor
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Response from degtravel | Reviewed this property |
Whatever you like but no shorts nor sandals. Both jeans or suits are fine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$75
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
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17:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Utrechtsestraat 51, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 5670
  • E-mail
Some guests call our restaurant 'Little Paris'. We love this friendly nickname. The atmosphere in our restaurant is like a cosy French bistro. Restaurant Harmsen is located in one of the atmospheric and historical streets in the centre of Amsterdam: Utrechtsestraat. Come in for a drink at the bar, sit down and enjoy our mediterranean menu with a touch of the oriental kitchen. We buy our ingredients daily fresh from the food market. Do you love wines? Than you will surely find your favorite wine in our comprehensive wine list. See you soon!
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