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De Oude Smidse

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Achterdijk 2-4, 1191 JK Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
+31 20 496 1262
11:00 - 00:00
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Restaurant in an old building very nice decorated and full of atmosphere. My parents celebrate there 50 years of marriage. very good service and a beatifull diner was served in a seprated part of the restaurant. Also there is a nice terras at the water!!

Thank cschaeff
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Since we are new to the area though it was a nice place to try. 1.Arrived around 18:30 , wanted to enjoy drinks outside at sunset first. Rude waitress has made it clear that we wont get any "just drinks". Ok, we planned to eat anyway, though it was weird to see how she has managed to kick out 2... More 

3 Thank CityOrchid
New York, NY
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

My husband and I rode bikes from Amsterdam, following the Amstel to get to the restaurant, and had a wonderful time just getting there -- beautiful scenery on a lovely day! The meal we had was the best of our trip, and it's worth noting that the seafood starter with crab, shrimp, eel and more was spectacular, and the lamb... More 

1 Thank JetSetNYC
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Lovely taster-menu style starter followed by gorgeous main course. We had a lovely family dinner made even better by the staff, the atmosphere and the surroundings.

1 Thank Singingmaria111
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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680 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I like this traditional Dutch restaurant. It's informal, has a charming, nice and cozy environment, meaning exactly what the Dutch expression "gezellig" is about. My sister-in-low and her family where visiting the Netherlands and we went there for dinner. The service was friendly and effective, although a bit slow (but that is the standard in NL). The dishes were good... More 

Thank JuPereira
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

A lovely restaurant, lovely welcoming staff, knew I spoke English and out came the English menu and they didn't hesitate to talk English. The setting in the restaurant was beautiful real old Dutch. The food was excellent, made my last meal in holland most enjoyable. Would recommend this restaurant. Also looking over the canal, and watch the canal boats go... More 

Thank Anna W
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I had dinner with some business associates here this week. It was a gorgeous evening and we sat right by the water watching little boats go by, what a treat. Everyone loved their food, the seafood appetizer with a taste of king prawn, small Dutch shrimp, crab meat etc was great. Several of us had the sea wolf (even though... More 

Thank rejsegal
Frankfurt, Germany
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104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We came in for a birthday party, the place is very nice and warm, lovely view, the food was unbelievable! gourmet dishes with a twist and smiley service. we loved it!

1 Thank hhsol
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2012

I visit this restaurant probably once a month and always take my international business associates to this place. The food is nice and the wines are great. Staff is friendly and polite and all of them have a long history working for this restaurant. It used to be blacksmith and you can still see some signs of that. The menu... More 

1 Thank Moisandor
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2012

As other reviewers have pointed out, the restaurant is beautifully located on the Amstel and has a lovely terrace when the weather is accommodating. Parking is available in the square and if you are a little early, i'd recommend a short walk through the Ouderkerk old village high street. The menu is very contemporary, but does evoke traditional flavors. Great... More 

2 Thank emptyjay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$41
Dutch, European, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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: Achterdijk 2-4, 1191 JK Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amstelveen  >  Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
  • Phone Number: +31 20 496 1262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?