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Downtown American Diner

Red Light District (De Wallen)
American, Bar, Pub
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Nieuwmarkt 26 | 1012CS, 1012 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

There is more sitting outside than inside, because of the size of the restaurant, luckily for us it was quite empty when we arrived. We really likes the American style decorations. I enjoyed my vegetarian burger and tried four cheese pasta which was tasty as well. Prices are good as for center of Amsterdam, the only thing it would be... More 

Thank skwareek
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Downtown on a number of occasions whilst visiting Amsterdam for 4 days. We even referred to it as our "local". The prices of alcoholic drinks were incredibly reasonable, and the 300g burger was amazing, and so tasty. The thing that topped all of this though, was the service. The two gentlemen waiters we got to... More 

Thank Jenna K
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stopped here on our first night in Amsterdam. It was quite late and we couldn't find anywhere to eat as we hadn't found our feet yet, but we stumbled upon this place and thought it look appealing so decided to give it a go. Its quite a small venue but does have quite a lot of outside seating. It... More 

Thank Shan K
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went after just walking past when we first arrived in Amsterdam. We were just ready for food. The food was fine, nothing exceptional but it was fine. It took a long time to arrive but that is not unusual in Amsterdam. My honest feeling was that the 2 cafes either side are better but it is ok to go... More 

Thank Jen A
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Came here on our first night in Amsterdam. The food was alright, the burger was good the chips had a strange sweet taste to them. The staff were friendly enough. The price was about reasonable. I would not want to put anyone off visiting here, but I probably wouldn't really recommend it either.

Thank Worlds_fastest_sheep
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We didn't eat here, just had drinks; but it's a great place to sit and watch the world go by, just past the seedy parts of Amsterdam so it's nice.

Thank Shortandstrange
Bucharest, Romania
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221 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

One of the many restaurants lining Nieuwmarkt square. They serve american style burgers on soft large sesame seed buns easily squeezed flat to fit into your mouth instead of the european style burger requiring a knife and fork to eat it with. They also have draft and bottled beer as well as an assortment of alcoholic drinks.

Thank Sam L
Bayonne, New Jersey
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food was ok, but if you would just keep walking about five more minutes, you can do better. This happened to be close to our hotel and we were tired, so we didn't put in the effort to find quality food in the area. Service was great though, and sitting outside made for great people watching.

Thank Jennifer G
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We came here as a group one evening for drinks. We sat outside people watching and were served in quick time. Drinks were reasonably priced for the area.

Thank Mark J
Hertford, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Simple place but excellent food (we had omelettes and sandwiches) served very quickly from a very pleasant server. Very good value food. Even has wifi.

Thank Sarah N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwmarkt 26 | 1012CS, 1012 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: 31650401090
Opening times:

Monday through Thursday 09.00 Am - 01.00 Am
Friday and Saturday 09.00 Am - 03.00 Am
Sunday 09.00 Am - 01.00 Am

All our products are fresh and grilled on a lava stone grill.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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