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“A hip, out-of-the-way place with terrific food”

Hotel de Goudfazant
Ranked #226 of 3,897 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$92
Cuisines: French, Fusion
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
maine
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133 reviews
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“A hip, out-of-the-way place with terrific food”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were taken here by relatives who live in Amsterdam, and at first we couldn't figure out why we were being driven into what looked like a factory district, far from the center of town. The restaurant is, indeed, in an old factory, with an old a car still there, as if waiting for mechanics to get to work on it. But inside this most unlikely spot for dining are tables set with linens and bustling wait staff and diners -- lots and lots of diners, almost all of them local.

We were a party of seven, with two vegetarians, so I got to sample quite a few dishes. All of them were excellent, but in particular I loved the young roast chicken -- absolutely delicious, and apparently the house specialty. Service was prompt, the vibe was trendy, and all in all this turned out to be my favorite restaurant during my 10-day stay in Amsterdam.

For an out-of-town visitor, it's a bit of a trek, but if you're willing to spring for cab fare (or have local friends who'll take you there) it's well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great trendy restaurant in the North of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Very good restaurant, friendly staff, price quality is right, good menu alot of seasonal artisan food. I thought the that the cold lobster with lemon mayonaise was fronzen lobster, that was the only minor thing.
A bit hard to find for tourists, there is a little Ferry stopping there from Java Island, parking is not Free, except during weekdays, the 1st 3 Hours are Free. It's a former transit warehouse of Stork and über hip nowadays :) worth visiting again

  • Visited June 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“A bit of effort to get there but well worth it”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We took a ferry then a 15 min walk ending up on an industrial estate, which opens out onto the harbour front to reveal a cavernous warehouse, a superbuzzy atmosphere and a sense of having found something less ordinary. The food was great and the service very good considering how busy it was. I agree with other reviewers that this place feels Dutch, and I didn't hear English spoken by other diners (not sure how long that will last though...) - obviously some people will be put off by the logistics but for us very much part of a memorable experience. Foot ferry back to Java Island and across the bridge back to Amsterdam Central with the sun going down - fabulous.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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“Gave us a smile on a very sad day”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We arrived at exactly 18.00 hours and the staff smiles at you like you are their long missing friend and treat you that way. People just love to work at that place. We only had a selection of starters and one main to share. All damn tasty and fresh. Wines are very friendly priced and in a wide selection of choice. Can come up with many reasons to go back and again and again.....

Visited April 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
355 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
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“Triple play week”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Three remarkable food experiences across three places in the Amsterdam area...this was the third...in a HUGE warehouse open concept room....good sized kitchen well staff....again everything was presented and prepared expertly. The service suffered a bit near the end of a late supper, but was always friendly and effective. The staff really understood the menu and that is always a good sign.

  • Visited May 2014
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