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De Oesterbar

Leidseplein 10, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 2988
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (45 reviews)
“dover sole” (11 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Dutch, Seafood, European
Leidseplein 10, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One should not visit Amsterdam without enjoying a good fish dinner. It’s not obligatory, but it should be. So go for the one of the best: Visrestaurant de Oesterbar in the upscale Leidseplein. My friends and I let the taxi navigate the narrow city streets,...More

Thank Harvey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very weird dinner there. We ordered 2 x large beer, oysters plate, two soups and dover sole. They brought two small beers - ok. Then the ordered soups which were very tasty indeed. Then we had to wait for about half an hour...More

1  Thank Denis I
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This restaurant was close to our hotel It came highly recommended, but we weren't that impressed. The service was slow, but very friendly. The portions were smaller than we had at other seafood restaurants, and the quality did not match. Food was over priced for...More

Thank indymacthedog
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We just came back from a meal at the oester bar. 25 EUR per person for a crab starter that was completely dry and gone off. It had clearly been hanging around all weekend and now my partner and I are now both ill as...More

1  Thank Klw203
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We did not know what we wanted to eat on a Saturday night. All I wanted were oysters. So we chose this restaurant. Fortunately they had a table. The lady was very attentive. The staff too. We chose the surprise menu with the oysters as...More

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The location off of the Leidseplein Square makes this a nice option for seafood. Service was very good. Food was adequate which was disappointing due to the high prices. For the price, the food should be outstanding. We had hoped for a great dinner and...More

Thank JeanV22
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for good seafood. It was easy walking distance, and we arrived early before the crowds. We sat by a window at a very nice table with white tablecloths. The service was excellent. Our meal and the wine selection was very...More

Thank gingerlee13
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I reduced my rating from last time as the speed of service is deplorable. 40 minutes for SOUP an hour for entree. I have been coming here for years because of the outstanding food, and the food remains so. The manager, who has also been...More

Thank Frequent001
Reviewed 14 April 2017

At first sight the outside of this restaurant isn't anything special and actually I guess it is a little old fashioned inside. However, what that brings is a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The staff are lovely and the food is very good. It isn't...More

1  Thank mmmmhh
Reviewed 18 March 2017

this is a place with a long history of selling and eating fish, back to 1800, when some parts of the world were not even fully discovered.... In the lighted center of the Leidseplein in the heart of Amsterdam, this is a haven of quiescence...More

Thank Peter S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, Seafood, European
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leidseplein 10, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 2988
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