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Van Kerkwijk

Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 3316
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pear tart” (35 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 yesterday via mobile

We were fortunate to get a table without waiting at 6:30 in the evening at this popular restaurant. The restaurant has a unwritten menu that changes every day that is recited to you by the waitress. There are approximately a half a dozen appetizers, and...More

Thank amy_joseph
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very rude staff. Please keep away from this place. There were a lot of free seats but we were asked to sit in very uncomfortable place.

Thank snowblind2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked in and asked for the Menu...there is no menu in this restaurant. They come to your table and explain in detail what is on the menu for the day. The staff is very knowledgeable and you can tell they love what they do....More

Thank Mayo N
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is tiny, and doesn't take bookings. It does however serve pretty good food and drink at a reasonable price which seems unusual on both counts in the area it is in. We turned up what we thought was early on a Sunday evening...More

Thank TimeOnHands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant! Went there as a couple and the atmosphere is so lovely and the waiters were also amazing and very helpful! Would 100% recommend the place to everyone that visits Amsterdam.

Thank tahliadeluca
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best meal we had during our trip to Amsterdam by a mile. Staff were friendly and a lovely atmosphere. We had to wait for a table for about 30min but it was TOTALLY worthwhile. Do not be put off by this! Also, we had...More

Thank EmsAli456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place (with a little help from TA) while wandering around the Dam. The service was very friendly and the food was delicious. The prices for lunch were also very reasonable. And you MUST try the homemade pear pie!

Thank VoyageVoyage70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first evening in Amsterdam and our first meal in the restaurant closest to our hotel. So busy for a Tuesday night - always a good sign. We were not disappointed. A simple formula with v little choice but most people won't be disappointed.

Thank brook49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time here and both times I am so happy I chose this place for Amsterdam night dinner. The staff is super friendly, the menu is told by the waitress, there are only a couple of choices but all of them so...More

Thank Helena K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best lunches we have had ever. We started a bit late, maybe 2, and brought in a stroller when it was super cold. Waiter was great! We had the raw beef sandwich, pumpkin soup, and amazing fish salad with two beers for...More

Thank agleizer
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
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2 March 2017|
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Response from BrigitteAttard | Reviewed this property |
This was my review after visiting at end February 2017. May I add that we shared a starter and dessert and were very happy and replete by the end of dinner. The E80 included a tip : An intimiate little restaurant which... 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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Jocelyn L
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$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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