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Balthazar's Keuken

) #501 of 3,242 Restaurants in Amsterdam €€ - €€€ European, International
Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 2114
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Had dinner at Balthazar 's wth friends while traveling In Amsterdaam. Appetizers were fabulous. The main course was fish and duck. The poached cod was unevenly cooked and the duck was undercooked. Dessert was simple buy tasty. The atmosphere was simple but noisy and hard...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The menu changes weekly. The service is slow at first but picks up. The sharing platter was very good. Razor clams , caramelised onion, horse radish , beetroot . We both choose the meat dish for mains. Duck this was excellent served with snails in...More

Thank MrandMrsPoynton
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This place has a different menu every day and it's basically set. We scored big time with a brilliant menu. Staff were friendly ns the food was brilliant. decor was not brilliant but the atmosphere was awesome. Well worth it but make a reservation.

Thank Edmo1066
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

You are at the mercy of the two chefs, but they have excellent taste. Dinner is always 5 apps, a choice of meat or fish entree, and dessert. €32/pp. You need to be slightly adventurous and open to new things. Short wine list with some...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 September 2015

On a sunny day, we had lunch at BK at a table outside. Service with smile and taste of the very limited menu was very very good...

Thank Murat-Rudy
Reviewed 2 September 2015

wow, the food here is very good and the location is very nice. The open kitchen allow you to see people preparing the dishes. And you can smell every single flavour. Really good eperience. Fixed menù that change every week.

Thank Baba1723
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Exploring the Jordaan area we stumbling across Balthazar's Keuten and liked the look of the lunch menu and goodness we weren't disappointed! Indeed we loved the food so much that we've booked to go back and eat this Saturday. We'll certainly be taking friends and...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 23 August 2015

There are restaurants that have you staring at the menu for whole minutes wondering what appeals, and what to eat. This is not one of those establishments. But it's wonderful. Here, you are told that you will receive a platter containing 5 sharing starters, and...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Dinner for two 28th July and we had a set menu of three courses which included tasting plate with bread as a starter, choice of swordfish or veal for main course (we had one of each), then the most delectable eclair for dessert. Rose wine...More

1  Thank TanyaPar
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Meal was as advertised... wonderful set of 5 different tasty starters followed by a scrumptious dinner! The setting is a homey, eclectic feel, with faded/barely visible scenes painted on the scrubby walls in the midst of an open kitchen. The restaurant seats only a few...More

Thank Jeff H
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
Agree, all sorts, mainly 20-30 somethings, lots of fashionable same sex couples. Really buzzy and busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 2114
  • E-mail
Balthazars Keuken restaurant in the heart of the Jordaan district is one of Amsterdam's most special restaurants. It is a long, narrow space set in a former smithy, with scrubbed wooden floors, an open kitchen with pans and utensils hanging in plain view. The moss-coloured banquettes, unadorned wooden seating, and plain white table linens add to the ambience of simplicity and relaxation. And it's tiny, seating just about 30 inside and a few more on the bijou terrace in fine weather. 'Romantic' must be Balthazar's middle name, in spite of the plain surroundings. Owners Karen Gaasterland and Alain Parry create internationally-inflected three-course fixed-price dinners, with a menu that changes every week. They create. You enjoy. No choice about the dishes, though. The starters are tidbits meant to appeal to all. The mains are perfectly-sourced fish or meat with sides. House wine is from the Languedoc, chosen to complement the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Dinner and lunch from Wednesday through Saturday. Groups up to ten can dine in the restaurant then, or hire the entire venue for private events during the rest of the week. Very popular, very packed.
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