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“Afternoon tea”
Review of Van Kerkwijk

Van Kerkwijk
Ranked #53 of 4,085 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$46
Cuisines: European, Dutch
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: Van Kerkwijk, situated at the Nes 41 just behind Dam square, is a classic Amsterdam cafe and restaurant where you can eat and drink from early in the morning till late in the evening. Van Kerkwijk sisters have chosen a personal approach. That's why a menu doesn't exist and your options are presented at the table by your waiter. Van Kerkwijk stands for quality food and drinks in an urban atmosphere. Characteristic, easy going, value for money. You feel at home between the regular customers who keep returning for the varied menu and the relax atmosphere. Van Kerkwijk doesn't take reservations, walk in for a table or wait at the bar with a good beer or wine.
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had coffee & a snack. Service was excellent & food was great. We chose this restaurant because the name was the same as my friend. It turned our the owner was a distant relation. It was a very pleasant experience.

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Thank Terri R
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I come to Amsterdam often for work and have found a new gem. Its a small non descript place that fills up fast. We were able to get a free table at 615pm but by 7pm they were all full. As reported there is no menu but other than having to pay attention as the lovely staff tells you what the choices are there is no problem with this. Wines are better than average and reasonably priced and the food was rustic and prepared very well. I had a pork stew and my colleague had the lamb, both were excellent. the bread is also something not to be missed rustic, fresh and very good. Dessert was average but did not detract from the overall experience. So if you are in Central Amsterdam and searching for a great local place to eat I cannot see how you can do better

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The food is great ... we had the steak (goat cheese and strawberry sauce) and the lamb shank. The two women taking care of everyone are warm, helpful, funny ... and very hard-working. A great restaurant!!!

Thank Ziggy543
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide.. It exceeded any of our expectation. Food was just unbelievable!!! And very reasonable prices.
I'm definitely keeping their business card for our next visit to Amsterdam.

Thank lana094
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

A wonderful experience was had by me and my partner on our visit to these lovely little restaurant that we went back the next night. As you may of guessed from the other reviews there is no set menu. The waitress sits down with you and takes you through what they have on that evening. On our visit we had a sublime tender beef cut on goats cheese with a strawberry sauce. The service was lovely and full of dutch sense of humor we were very impressed at how only 2 floor staff were able to keep a busy 14 table floor ticking over. Big round of applause.

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