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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herengracht 88, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Lieve in January 2017 and had a dinner for 2. We have ordered Mrs. Bubbles menu with 3 courses and wine-pairing option. Some of the dishes were delicious: red meat with sweet sauce and fried eggplant cakes, as well as desserts were nice. However, some of the dishes were less impressive and sometimes we had a feeling... More 

Thank Maya U
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the worst meal I had by far. Quality of food was terrible: meat was dry, lettuce was tasteless, Brussels sprouts were burnt. The soups came obviously from the can. We came with a group of 52 persons and food was just disgusting. Most of us didn't eat as we got scared to get sick. Service was so long!... More 

Thank Sandra V
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I most say one of the worst restaurant i have been. The food was really really bad i had a cold fish started i am still sick from it since yesterday. The started to the main took about an hour and the food was as terrible we left without our last course. The staff has no clue on what's in... More 

Thank Marian199
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped by around 7pm this evening to see if we could get a table for two. The waitress found us a table and talked us through the options and we decided to go for the three courses for 20euros menu, partly as we were hungry but didn't think we'd finish four courses or the 'Baroque' option, which also sounded... More 

Thank LaylaJR
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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284 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Since we love to enjoy a nice dinner and to join a party at old years eve stepping in to the new year, we choose Lieve this year. And we loved it, very good food, good wine, good and friendly service. We enjoyed the Belgian Barok dinnersetting, where you sit at a long table together with other couples or friends.... More 

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went there tonight with my fiancée. Was looking forward to it having seen the menu, which was very impressive. Also, the hostess is very friendly and engaging and sold the place well. Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there. The food was average to poor at best. And the service was absolutely atrocious. They were incredibly slow. We were waiting... More 

Thank Alan B
Celine J, Eigenaar at Lieve, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Dear Alan, My sincere apologies for the dissapointing evening. I’ve talked to my colleague who was in charge of the evening. I took your order personally at 22h00 and my colleague informed me that you received the bill at 23h30. 1,5 hours for a 4 course menu with a wine arrangement is quit quick in our opinion but... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This restaurant is a wonderful optical illusion, it is very deep and not very wide. It is very eclectically decorated, with unusual pictures, wall coverings, and designs; the overall effect is really cosy and interesting. The atmosphere was buzzing. It emcompasses three different dining styles. - Belgian Baroque - many dishes shared with everyone - €€€ - Madame Bubbles -... More 

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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We dropped in more by accident than by design. The menu is unusual - there are 3 *set* menu options. We had the cheapest - 20 Euros. There were 3 courses and they were great. They serve an option for 3 beers with that for 14 Euros. The beers were a fantastic addition. The restaurant and ambiance was just lovely.... More 

Thank Farrierreview
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Brilliant dinner option, we chose the 3 course, which is excellent value. The atmosphere is relaxed, and a very quirky style restaurant. Lots of fun with great service, staff very attentive & the food is great!

Thank Marie S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great concept. The food was fantastic, the service even better. I went there to celebrate my birthday and it was much better than expected. Absolutely lovely.

Thank Fabio O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herengracht 88, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 31206249635
Every season we have a different menu, with home made products like typical Belgian pates, pies and parfaits. Inspired by Belgium’s diversity, we invent and create our dishes. We put traditional Belgian products such as parsnip, purslane and chicory back on the menu.We also embrace the rich culture of Belgian beers. As a reward for our love of the combination of beer and delicious food, we had the honour to receive the Bier and Gastronomie award 2009, a national award for restaurants that combine different beers with good cuisine. Every time we review our menu, we put a lot of effort into finding the perfect combination for each dish.

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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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