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Restaurant Szmulewicz

#280 of 2,994 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
European, Dutch, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Bakkersstraat 12, 1017 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 2822
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Hamme, Belgium
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244 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor of Amsterdam for professional reasons. If I have the opportunity I always try to have dinner here. I like the setting, kind of French style bistro, and appreciate the friendly service, good food and moderate prices. Very nice (organic) house wine – always a good sign.

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1 Thank Geert-Hilde
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noticed this restaurant on my first day in the city, it was close to the hotel, so decided to go there on my first night. It did not dissapoint. For starters I had a Smoked Trout salad with beetroot, apple, lettuce with a horseradish dressing. It was fresh and delicous. For mains I had a traditional Dutch fish stew which... More 

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2 Thank Gary_Savage
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped purely by chance at this excellent little restaurant. It was reassuringly popular and the staff very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious. I had watermelon sorbet with a hint of chili - amazing. My friend's cappuccino cheesecake was similarly fabulous.

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1 Thank Sarah G
Bristol
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290 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Looking for somewhere on or near Rembrandtplein and noticed the good reviews on TA. With time to spare and check the other restaurants we liked the menu so went there. For our mains we had Saltimbocca and a Surinamese curry - both were excellent. We enjoyed our meal so much that we went again on Friday night when it definitely... More 

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Gloucestershire
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband liked his Massaman curry and I enjoyed my Surinamese roti with lamb stew. The restaurant was really busy so it was a bit difficult to get the waiter's attention sometimes.

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Thank papaver1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, Great service. We had the ribs (the small portion is more than enough) and the cannalonie.

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Los Altos, California
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Was in Amsterdam for a celebration with friends and needed a place to go for dinner on a Thurs night and this was along the way so we stopped in. Had a lamb burger special which turned out to be super tasty and we all were really happy with it. We've been here a few times over the years and... More 

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1 Thank Paul M
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

First time and I will go back. Varied menu, friendly prices and a good atmosphere. Just the place for good food and a decent conversation. The service was good

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Eureka, California
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were looking for a typical Netherlands restaurant when Szmulewicz was recommended. We tried several local biers and enjoyed them. An outdoor setting always makes for interesting people-watching.

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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very quiet and central restaurant, excellent cuisine with local and international specialties. You can dine outside away from the chaos of the square. To try!! excellent quality / price ratio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
European, Dutch, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bakkersstraat 12, 1017 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 2822
Description
Szmulewicz is since 1990 a small, informal, cosy restaurant (with terrace) in the centre of Amsterdam, near Rembrandtplein. The name suggests a Polish kitchen, but the chefs have different nationalities, and are inspired by the international (Mediterranean) kitchen. Dutch dishes are also being served. We all speak English, and some of us speak French and German as well. Since the place is frequently visited by locals, please make a reservation!

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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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