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Amsteldijk 55, 1074 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 2831
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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17:30 - 23:30All hours
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Amsteldijk 55, 1074 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The novelty value is huge and it is an exciting idea. The food is hit and miss, and I don't just mean because it is in the dark. The sort of place you'd go once and have an interesting time, but the food was a...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff are incredibly friendly and cannot do enough for you. There was a group of five of us and we booked a last minute meal that day, we thought it would be an ultimate experience. And boy was it. We had a wonderful waiter...More

Thank Sharni M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful, exciting experience with friendly staff and great service. Delicious surprise dinner with wine pairing.

Thank MickeyB78
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

the experience is amazing the food was very good the staff were helpful and nice the location is easy to reach

Thank Hiba M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The overall feeling I had coming away from this experience was a good one. I thought the concept and the execution of it worked very well. From the moment you enter, you're looked after. The staff are very attentive. Guessing what the food was was...More

Thank LemonandLime94
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Opted for chocolate fondue. Entertaining and messy experience which the kids absolutely loved, together with a valuable lesson re visual impairement. Pitch dark doesn't even start to cover it as your eyes to not adjust at all! Pouring a glass of water proved highly entertaining...More

Thank flopat
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner yesterday at Ctaste. Overall the dining in the dark experience is definitely worth trying once. The food was not great though and quite expensive... the lounge doesn't look too good. Drinks we got before dinner were not cold and served in dirty...More

Thank CB3789
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The dinner was great, the atmosphere was certainly quite different as everything was served and eaten in the dark. Gives you a whole lot of insight into being visually impaired. Great experience.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We went there as a couple. Great experience to try. You definitely need to go with someone that has good chat, as you wont get conversation starters from people walking by, its pitch black! Food was pretty good, ended up eating with fingers. Would recommend...More

1  Thank genlovestotravel
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We went as a group of 5 and had the most amazing experience. I'd recommend this to anyone. It's really fun and the food was great. The staff were exceptional. Leon and Leanne that served (and helped) us, were fabulous. I can't say enough good...More

Thank JimWood1818
De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag
through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp
Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s
many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic
thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in
search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly
half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners
and a good number of them are students. Here you'll
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Questions & Answers
1 February 2017|
Response from BasdeRuiter | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your comment. It is suitable, and our waiters will give a bit more attention to your kid, and try to explain how they work in the dark. A 5 year old might like it, or not. It depends on the child. I would... More
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27 October 2016|
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Response from Akaasha | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jacinta, I think you will be fine. The staff are really friendly and helpful and they will from what I saw make you very comfortable. One of the best experiences I have had.
29 May 2015|
Response from BasdeRuiter |
Hi and thank you for asking. Time flies when you're in the dark. A dinner usually takes around 2 hours, On a Saturday evening, when every table is booked, it's wise to add half an hour. But we can work with a tighter time... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$58 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amsteldijk 55, 1074 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 2831
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