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The Pantry

21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0922
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mashed potatoes” (102 reviews)
“pea soup” (82 reviews)
“smoked sausage” (42 reviews)
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Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Before frites, kebabs, pizzas and marijuana joints, Amsterdam had previous food tradition. In the current stoned-tourist-forward Amsterdam, it's very hard to find a place where you can get a decent meal where you can feel the past of the dutch cuisine. The Pantry is the...More

Thank joaopmgoncalves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is just delicious, the atmosphere is nice and the staff is super friendly. A "must" for sure. However it's a little bit pricey, but absolutely worth it.

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little worried when I first showed up here -- I guess I made my reservation for a bit earlier time than normal, and there was almost no one here. But it was PACKED by the time I left! And for good reason...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

we saw the reviews on Trip Advisor and went there without reservations and got shut out during mid week. We went back for lunch with a reservation and very glad we did. The food was the best we had in Amsterdam. We all had the...More

Thank A1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, read their menu on their web site. It is Danish food! We were traveling with another couple and they were expecting German food. Sorry, that isn’t the answer. Overall, it was very good. The service was excellent. The food was very good. Either get...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a little gem we stumbled across and there was a long queue of diners waiting for a table always a good sign. We ate the recommended meatball dish which was delicious. Staff were friendly and it was reasonably priced. A great place to...More

Thank vjc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tipped by a Dutch colleague, we went to this restaurant to try local food where locals eat. There’s a lot of choice out there for vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores. I tried the herring as a starter and the salmon with the lobster sauce as a...More

Thank salimsb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the home cooked style food and the low key pub atmosphere of this eating place, a relief where a lot of places are touristy or look good, but the food doesn't measure up. The food here was all excellent and the staff friendly and...More

Thank NJMusicTeacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to get in on on arrival night in Amsterdam but without a reservation were unable to. Made one for tonight and we were in. Herring appetizer was good perhaps a bit more vinegar would have helped but that could be personal preference. The Beef...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for a few years after one wet and cold Amsterdam evening. It looked hot steamy and moorish. And it was! Lovely place, energetic staff:) Make reservations!

Thank FrancisZizzu
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11 September 2017|
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Response from bsa1989 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Simply emailed and replied the next day. Our booking was made roughly a week in advance but I believe they had bookings available for the following night when we were there. So a few days would be a good bet. Hope... More
1 March 2017|
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Response from jennifercalaway | Reviewed this property |
We found this restaurant very nice and welcoming and intimate. The wait staff were multilingual. The prices were very reasonable in the low to moderate range, not expensive. We found the food very tasty. We did not book... More
1 April 2016|
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Response from Aurelie B | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure unfortunately. I remember the entrance had a tight corner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Leidsekruisstraat, 1017 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 0922
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The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love Holland, and that is what The Pantry is like. This cosy restaurant near the Leidseplein distinguishes itself with its typically Dutch atmosphere and traditional old-Dutch dishes. Hospitality is important. The staff understands the dining and hospitality business and have worked here for years, during which the recognition of this restaurant has been ever increasing. The Dutch living room atmosphere is enhanced by the use of lampshades, Delftware and old paintings on the wall, complemented by the background music. The Pantry works exclusively with fresh, homemade products. Its location in the Leidseplein neighbourhood makes this an ideal restaurant to eat before catching a theatre show or movie. The doors open from eleven in the morning, so it's also a great place to go for lunch
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