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Van Kerkwijk

Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 3316
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pear tart” (25 reviews)
“steak” (200 reviews)
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Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The server tells you what is available and it was awesome! I had cod and my husband had delicious beef tenderloin. Yummy sauses and sides and delicious pear tart with clotted cream. Delicious coffee . Very cozy, make reservations if you can.

Thank jh2042015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Amsterdam for a few days and recommended to this restaurant by a friend. It was by far the best meal we had in the city Very informal, very friendly with knowledgable staff who went out of their way to tell us about...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this place inadvertently and we were very happy about that. The service was really great, but the food was unique! The chef came to the table to present us the menu and to give us recommendations. The food was delicious and just perfect,...More

Thank Leila Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tucked away, this is a little gem that was perfect for Monday lunch. Food and service were great! Definitely recommend.

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this place while in the area and were looking for somewhere local to eat (using Tripadvisor and a well known internet search engine...) and as the reviews were favourable, arrived to see if we could get seated without a booking. We got the...More

Thank LiviPete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for a quick break, as this place was suggested by my friend as 'to do' for lunch. Since we arrived too early, we started with tea/coffee and we were offered a pie... People... This was the most amazing ever pie! Home made...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for a few drinks and maybe get a bite to eat. But we were very strongly told that unless we have food right away we have to sit at the bar. Even tough the entire bar was full of people just having...More

Thank thomas199023
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading some reviews on the web, we went looking for it as we were in the area. We didn't have a reservation as it was monday night, we got a table in 2 minutes, lucky perhaps, as the restaurant got completely full 30 minutes...More

Thank Osnofa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of three couples chose this restaurant for my husbands birthday dinner. It was crowded, but they were willing to squeeze in one more chair at the one remaining table to accommodate us. The menu was updated daily and the offerings were varied and...More

Thank Jimmie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent lunch here with very friendly service. Quality of the food was brilliant and presentation was very good. This was the best meal we had during our weekend in Amsterdam, having got the recommendation from our son who visited there from Spain....More

Thank Steve S
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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1 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Perfect place for what you are looking for. I don't recall the exact cost but believe it was reasonable. We ate lunch there and food was wonderful the atmosphere is intimate and cozy. It's not a large restaurant but we got... More
3 February 2017|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hi, We have gluten-free options, but our kitchen is not 100% gluten free, for instance we also cut bread in the kitchen etc. Regards, Daan
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21 November 2016|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hello, We are open the 24th of December for lunch and dinner, but we're closed both Christmas days (25 and 26). Regards, Daan Van Kerkwijk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 3316
  • E-mail
Van Kerkwijk, situated at the Nes 41 just behind Dam square, is a classic Amsterdam cafe and restaurant where you can eat and drink from early in the morning till late in the evening. Van Kerkwijk sisters have chosen a personal approach. That's why a menu doesn't exist and your options are presented at the table by your waiter.

Van Kerkwijk stands for quality food and drinks in an urban atmosphere. Characteristic, easy going, value for money. You feel at home between the regular customers who keep returning for the varied menu and the relax atmosphere.

Van Kerkwijk doesn't take reservations, walk in for a table or wait at the bar with a good beer or wine.
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