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Restaurant De Roode Leeuw

#288 of 3,184 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Damrak 93/94, 1012 LP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 54788980
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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283 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had a very tasty lunch on a week day between work at this restaurant. We opted for soup and a nice big sandwich. Everything was very tasteful, staff friendly and welcoming.

Thank gerardaVeldhoven
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We truly enjoyed the food. All the servers were nice with us. We enjoyed it so much that we also tried, even though we were staying at another hotel, to take the breakfast buffet here. It was delicious.

Thank spicynat26
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped to eat at this restaurant because of my friend advice, and I was not disappointed. The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly, service was excellent. I was glad my friend chose this place. I definitely go back

Thank Oresti B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed at the hotel and had breakfast and tea and cake one evening. It was really nice. Great breakfast. Nice service.

Thank LenaBoh
Tirana, Albania
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This restaurant it's located near Dam Square. The place very good and it has a warm atmosphere. The food is good and also the sweets. The service is fast so you don't wait much for the order. A nice place to lunch which i will definitely visit again.

Thank tonyy273
De_Roode_Leeuw, General Manager at Restaurant De Roode Leeuw, responded to this review

Thank you for your good review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us! Kind regards, General Manager More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had the menu - my date is a vegetarian and the staff showed agility with the starter (all meaty - replaced with mozzarella and tomato salad for her) ad evertythign was good. We had the cod, very tasty and the dessert and wine menu were good, too.

Thank Matti L
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Ate mussels thrice in Amsterdam and this is my favourite. Ordered the mussels that came with a small chips and salad and a glass of white wine. Mussels were cooked in white wine. Very fresh and perfectly cooked. The sauce enhance the taste of the mussels. Really enjoyed it. Tried the Dutch pea soup. It came with sliced sausages and... More 

Thank Tiger B
Nutley, New Jersey
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Maybe this is a symptom of Dutch dinner food itself, but we both found this to be good, but lackluster. Nothing really standout about the meal other than the friendly service. I had a prawn pasta type dish, while she had the Dutch steak. They were both good, but I just didn't get excited by anything.

Thank Alec B
Crescent Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our stay at the hotel included many visits to this restaurant. The food was extremely good and service was superb, particularly our waiter Tjarco, who went out of his way to make us comfortable and to feel like valued customers. The breakfast buffet was very complete with a huge choice of fruit, cereals, eggs, as well as the usual breads,... More 

Thank Colleen S
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We dined here twice, and would have returned again time permitting. The hare and partridge were excellent (but, watch out for bird shot), the wine list is good without being eye-wateringly expensive. But, the real gem was the staff. Jose and his colleagues made us feel more like friends dropping in for a meal at home than mere customers.

Thank DavidORear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$37 - US$73
Dutch, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damrak 93/94, 1012 LP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 6 54788980
Please note that we are currently improving our restaurant. During this renovation, we will offer an alternative option for your breakfast nearby.

We will re-open later this year with a brand new look, which will nonetheless reflect our rich history and our dedication to the high level of hospitality you are used to from us.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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