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Restaurant het Zwaantje

$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
French, Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Berenstraat 12, 1016GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 2373
16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Solana Beach, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our best meal of our entire week. Traditional Dutch foods, comfortable seating, warm ambience and friendly service. The owner himself is on the floor greeting and serving. Bartenders friendly and helpful. Thank-you for the warm hospitality, wonderful food and sincere service. This is how dining with family should feel - not rushed.... do not go here and expect... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic decor, very Holland-gramdmother style. Carpets on the table. Wonderful service and food. Mussels in garlic butter sauce, Dutch stew, calf liver, house wine, very very good. Stuff are friendly and considerate. What can I say, prefect place for local cuisine experience. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Elena L
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice dinner here. Mussel starters, spare ribs and chicken in the pot with 2 beers and a glass of house red for €50. Portions were very generous! The mussels were fantastic and the ribs tasty and soft. The staff were great too. Took time out to explain things and seemed interested. The menu was quite good too... More 

Thank Leon V
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I make sure to go to Zwaantje Restaurant overtime that I am in Amsterdam. I have had many different meals here and they have all been outstanding. Years ago I tried their Beef Stew and I must say it is THE BEST BEEF STEW IN THE WORLD! In the past, I make good stew , however since eating there, I... More 

Thank scottyh77
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Today me and my Fiance visited this beautiful traditional Dutch restaurant. AMAZING food and generous sized portions. Well worth the money. Staff were very friendly and attentive. highly recommend this place. Will visit again soon. :)

Thank Zoe S
Bucharest, Romania
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Cozy little restaurant where you can have an authentic dutch meal. It's located on Berenstraat in the Negen Straats. The service is good and I enjoyed the meal I had there.

Thank Sam L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Our Amsterdam friends will HATE me for this review, as they do not wish for their favorite restaurant to be jammed with that most unfavorite animal: the tourist. Oh well, another friendship bites the dust. Food is solid, always prepared so very well. Amazingly enough, if you finish your side dish (read that to be french fries), they will bring... More 

2 Thank Homelessx2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Authentic place, the food was very delicious, the wine was tasty, so romantic place to have a fine dinner with your special one.

Thank Patkó M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My buddy from Amsterdam recommended this place for dinner. We decided to give it a shot with hopes of escaping the touristy areas, very happy we did! I ordered the Sateh van varkenshaas met frites en salade and was very impressed. The food did take a bit longer than usual to be prepared but it was totally worth the wait.... More 

Thank Kevin O
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Excelent service, environment, food, fair price, had the stewed meat specialty and finished with a wonderful apple pie.

Thank Luis N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
French, Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berenstraat 12, 1016GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 2373

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