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Restaurant 't Zwaantje

Berenstraat 12, 1016 GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 2373
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“beef stew” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (19 reviews)
“stewing steak” (7 reviews)
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French, Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Berenstraat 12, 1016 GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor hygiene... We went there to try some traditional Dutch dishes. Since the house was full, we waited over the counter. At the time that we waited there were could witness the poor hygiene of the staff. The glasses weren't wash properly, only dived in...More

Thank Vitor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant, great location, really good Dutch confort food. The stew was really delicious and so the mussels. I saw a lot of other dishes that I would love to try.Service was excellent, too. BUT Please please please change those carpet/rugs used as table cloths!!!Quite...More

Thank mariaviaggia
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Quite a dilapidated restaurant with very worn carpets and tired decor. The table cloths were also carpet which also seemed worn and didn't inspire me with confidence in their cleanliness. My food was pretty mediocre but my partner had a slow cooked stewy thing which...More

Thank Reedy1234
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We have been here before on breaks to Amsterdam and as usual the food and service was excellent. Definitely recommend this restaurant if you want good Dutch food a bit of the beaten track.

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We stumbled on this restaurant as it was near to our hotel and although we intended to walk in to central Amsterdam it started to rain so we made a snap decision. The first positive was that it was very busy but we managed to...More

Thank 216BigAl1958
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Very tasty comfort food in warm relaxing atmosphere. Huge portions, so go hungry. We booked which took any stress out of the evening, and there were a few couples turned away while we were there. I had the Suddervlees, very velvety and savoury, and husband...More

Thank midgiemaid
Reviewed 10 November 2017

What a friendly, relaxed place! No attempts to be trendy - just good, well-cooked, rather old-fashioned food at reasonable prices served by efficient but laid-back waiters.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Happened on this delightful restaurant by chance , and then learned how popular it is from other reviews. Food is very good, portions are generous, prices reasonable and the atmosphere charming. See the "bouquet" of napkins on each table in others' photos -- an unexpected...More

Thank Dorothea30
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Amongst many, certainty the best restaurant during our trip in Ams. Friendly service, quality meal and great atmosphere! I will come here again for sure !!!

Thank Luka W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

'Traditional' (?) Dutch restaurant in one of the 9 streets. Carpets for table cloths so rarely seen these days but an old Dutch thing. Excellent food - try the calfs liver with bacon and onions its superb. Good service but I always eat early as...More

Thank Roger S
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Jeanne H
8 August 2017|
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Response from Dianne I | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you are passing just drop in. Otherwise we had no problems with getting a table for 4 . we were there early by European standards (6.00pm ) but it did not fill until say 7.30 /8.00ish. I don't think you will have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$29
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, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berenstraat 12, 1016 GH 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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Cosy traditionel Dutch restaurant in the Nine Streets in the heart of Amsterdam. From stamppot and stewing steak till steamed mussels tand spare ribs and so much more..
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