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Restaurant Szmulewicz

#301 of 3,092 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
European, Dutch, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Bakkersstraat 12, 1017 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 2822
17:00 - 01:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the sirloin steak with Indonesian spicy butter and have no complaints. Great staff, real good food. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ian M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Amsterdam at the end of October for 4 nights and ate here on the first night and returned on the last night. We received such a warm welcome and the menu was varied and interesting, with some typical Dutch dishes.

Thank polli396
Hamme, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am a regular visitor of Amsterdam for professional reasons. If I have the opportunity I always try to have dinner here. I like the setting, kind of French style bistro, and appreciate the friendly service, good food and moderate prices. Very nice (organic) house wine – always a good sign.

1 Thank Geert-Hilde
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Noticed this restaurant on my first day in the city, it was close to the hotel, so decided to go there on my first night. It did not dissapoint. For starters I had a Smoked Trout salad with beetroot, apple, lettuce with a horseradish dressing. It was fresh and delicous. For mains I had a traditional Dutch fish stew which... More 

2 Thank Gary_Savage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped purely by chance at this excellent little restaurant. It was reassuringly popular and the staff very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious. I had watermelon sorbet with a hint of chili - amazing. My friend's cappuccino cheesecake was similarly fabulous.

1 Thank Sarah G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Looking for somewhere on or near Rembrandtplein and noticed the good reviews on TA. With time to spare and check the other restaurants we liked the menu so went there. For our mains we had Saltimbocca and a Surinamese curry - both were excellent. We enjoyed our meal so much that we went again on Friday night when it definitely... More 

2 Thank GasheadBristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband liked his Massaman curry and I enjoyed my Surinamese roti with lamb stew. The restaurant was really busy so it was a bit difficult to get the waiter's attention sometimes.

Thank papaver1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, Great service. We had the ribs (the small portion is more than enough) and the cannalonie.

Thank EranKandel
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was in Amsterdam for a celebration with friends and needed a place to go for dinner on a Thurs night and this was along the way so we stopped in. Had a lamb burger special which turned out to be super tasty and we all were really happy with it. We've been here a few times over the years and... More 

1 Thank Paul M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

First time and I will go back. Varied menu, friendly prices and a good atmosphere. Just the place for good food and a decent conversation. The service was good

1 Thank Steven H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
European, Dutch, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bakkersstraat 12, 1017 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 2822
Szmulewicz is since 1990 a small, informal, cosy restaurant (with terrace) in the centre of Amsterdam, near Rembrandtplein. The name suggests a Polish kitchen, but the chefs have different nationalities, and are inspired by the international (Mediterranean) kitchen. Dutch dishes are also being served. We all speak English, and some of us speak French and German as well. Since the place is frequently visited by locals, please make a reservation!

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