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Centra - CLOSED

Lange Niezel 29, 1012 GS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 3050
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good53%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
28 Aug 2016
“spanish delight”
9 Mar 2016
“Fantastic paella”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Lange Niezel 29, 1012 GS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

A local at the bar in our hotel recommended this place and after a little trouble finding it, we were really pleased with the warm, cozy ambience, smiling, friendly staff & wow! the food--classic Spanish. Get the seafood bowl or paella & the sangria--best sangria...More

1  Thank Zakee M
Reviewed 10 February 2013

The atmosphere is typical Spanish: a simple restaurant with typical Spanish waiters. But the food is nice, also simple. But simple does not mean bad: you still need to know how ta make a good paella: and that is what Centra can make. My friend...More

1  Thank GOlumbus
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Visited this restaurant on the recommendation of my dinner partner as this place was meant to have the best paella in town. It was a Saturday night and it was totally full meaning that we ended up being placed in the middle of a long...More

1  Thank Jason W
Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

Old establishment, with perfect food and good service. I had the feeling that I was in Spain instead of Amsterdam. Next time I visit Amsterdam this is the place to eat.

Thank Rixtie
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We were in Amsterdam and stumbled upon the place by accident when the rain started to come on. I'm glad we did. The food and service was all excellent . My Paella was wonderful and portions were generous Certainly its true that the location is...More

Thank trwilbury
Reviewed 19 October 2012

I've been coming here for over 30 years now, and this place still serves the best spanish food in Amsterdam. Great atmosphere, with long tables on which you sit side by side. It's a restaurant like you can find them in Spain. Zarzuela was really...More

Thank AlmiraNr1
Reviewed 5 May 2012 via mobile

Come here for the food (if you know anything abt Spanish food, the real Spanish food, not the 'sangria-type' as the previous reviewer wanted). The place is set-up to basically join each other's table. Can't beat the octopus in own ink.

Thank Bart V
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Having spent the last five years there as a student, I've gotten to know the city very well, testing many of its nicest restaurants and bars. I am therefore confident to say that this Spanish restaurant, in the middle of the most touristic area in...More

4  Thank Haas1988
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Value for money in this busy but charming Spanish restaurant tucked away between Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk. Probably the most authentic paella this side of Spain.

Thank mokum1011
Reviewed 15 September 2011

We are regular visitors to Amsterdam and always go to La Centra as it is simply the best Spanish restaurant in Amsterdam. It is located bang in the middle of the red light district so if you are of a sensitive nature keep your eyes...More

Thank GaryHLondon
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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  • Address: Lange Niezel 29, 1012 GS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 622 3050
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