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Cafe Loetje

#133 of 3,135 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Johannes Vermeerstraat 52, 1071 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 662 8173
11:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Great neighborhood place with lots of locals around the bar. A great place for some cheap beer and frites!

Thank tvnsow
Granada, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I generally don't rate the steak in The Netherlands very much but this restaurant serves up a total exception. The house special 'biefsteuk' is one of the best steaks I have ever eaten (and I've had some crackers in The USA, Australia and Argentina). It is a fillet steak cooked in a wonderful butterery gravy and it is truly delicious.... More 

2 Thank TravellerLou1975
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

While on vacation in Amsterdam I read the great reviews about this place and it was close to my hotel and so I thought I would give it a try. It was a Sunday eve and lines were short, only waited about 20 min to be seated. We had a beer and then we were seated outdoors with ease. I... More 

3 Thank Bill E
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2014

We live in Amsterdam and I have been told to go here by lots of people- and it delivered. The area is beautiful - Oud Zuid - and there is a lovely big terrace so you can sit outside and enjoy the sun. The choice of beers is good, and it's a meat-lovers dream. Very simple. Steak with a sauce... More 

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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

I visited Amsterdam for 3 nights with my boyfriend and we decided to eat at Cafe Loetje on the first night as we had read a couple of good reviews (online and in a travel book) and it was near to our hotel. We were not disappointed! The restaurant was very busy when we arrived but we sat at the... More 

Thank HAL03
Hollywood, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

If you already was in "Le Relais de l'Entrecote" in Paris and enjoyed it, you will like much more Loetje Cafe (read - Lutcha). Filet Mignon is spectacular. The sauce is tasty and delicious. Se voce ja foi no "Le Relais de l'Entrecôte" em Paris e gostou vai gostar muito mais do Cafe Loetje (leia-se - Lutcha). File Mignon e... More 

Thank Travelling_Agt
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We got there when the restaurant was nearly empty, and we left two hours later after a steak each (3x) and some fries. We were told the steaks were late because we had ordered the fries first... But we've been there many times, and the service is not always this bad. On the other hand, the steaks are best value... More 

Thank luciarux
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is very relaxed and buzzy. We ordered the spicy steak as we were intrigued that the 4 guys on the table next to us all had the same thing. We were not disappointed!! It was one of the best I have ever had! Just amazing, crispy on the outside and so tender and tasty inside. Would certainly recommend... More 

Thank Ganimdy
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Nice food in budget, quiet place, not processed food, beautiful people, WIFI Free, near to the center.

Thank Joao M
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

My husband and I have eaten at Cafe Loetje for the past 6 years. Nothing can beat the filet mignon and the way they specially prepare it! Just perfect! Excellent staff and outdoor atmosphere.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Johannes Vermeerstraat 52, 1071 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 662 8173

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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