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Spanjer en van Twist

#667 of 3,134 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Leliegracht 60, 1015 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 0109
10:00 - 22:00
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Alcala de Guadaira, Spain
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch and sat outside in the sun next to the canal. Our waitress was very friendly and never seemed to stop smiling. The food isn't anything amazing but it's relatively cheap and the location is great. (It's 2 minutes walking from the Anne Frank House). My mother had the quiche and really enjoyed it, and I... More 

Thank amandasharon4
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in last night for dinner 4 of us unannounced, straight away they made room and treated us like old friends, great hospitality, great food & service. Our host who looked after us was excellent Recommend getting away from the main stream and visit the locals eating houses, Spanjer has got to be one of the better ones in... More 

Thank Muzza2746
Avon Lake, Ohio
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just walked in and enjoyed our food here. There are so many little places to eat and we were not disappointed

Thank sharimathisen
New Mills, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service from the start. Waitress came straight over and took our order. Very pleasant and friendly and well presented. Ordered some beers which were excellent. The food was very good, myself and my wife had the ham salad sandwich and was excellent. Overall a short but pleasant stay and is highly reccommended

Thank S14YRT
Prince George, Virginia, United States
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a unique hot dog with mustard, tomato, guac and mayo. A little strange, but a nice diversion after two weeks abroad. The fish soup was amazing. Fast, friendly service and great prices.

Thank Charles B
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised with the number of good reviews on TripAdvisor... Very average food and overpriced. Some of my friends wanted to try the famous croquettes... Shame I didn't take a picture of their plate - you get 2 hollow croquettes that taste like they've come out of the worst croquette factory in the world, 2 slices of bread and some aioli... More 

Thank Frankuaz
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We make this a go-to while in Amsterdam. The atmosphere is warm and laid back. The food is consistently good and well-priced. Seating upstairs offers canal views and people watching. If the weather is warm they erect a small patio along the canal to enjoy the sunshine! Highly recommend for a casual dinner or afternoon snack/pint.

Thank MdallasM33
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch whilst in Amsterdam and was pleasantly surprised by the number of vegetarian options available. Staff were really friendly and happy to help and the food was good too. Really nice atmosphere, not too catered for tourists either.

Thank kpackham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited this cafe/restaurant twice during our three day trip to Amsterdam, as it was just around the corner from Anne Frank's house. We only ordered drinks to pass the time, but the service was friendly and we didn't feel rushed even though we only stayed for drinks.

Thank astonchick
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We went there because we wanted to try bitterballen and weren't disappointed. The staff was also really friendly and the rest of the lunch was also good

Thank Laura G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leliegracht 60, 1015 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 639 0109

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

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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