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De knijp

#313 of 3,051 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Dutch, European, Grill
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Van Baerlestraat 134, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 671 4248
16:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 01:30
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had fish and steak - the food was great! High quality and good taste. The Service was simply said: arrogant and not really listening. The location as such is really nice.

Thank Karla B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was here with friends three years ago, and at that time recommended the place. The quality has not changed, the friendly service has not changed. Absolutely worth the effort of moving 10 mins. out of center of Amsterdam.

Thank GeorgMessmann
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a meal on a Wednesday night about 9pm it was nice and relaxed and quiet , service was good and food was good

Thank davidallportpaving
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Although the menu is not extensive, nor is the wine list but this place makes up for that with good food and excellent service. There were mainly locals eating here and it is clear they think the restaurant deserves its good reputation

Thank BTDMSydney
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It's a restaurant with the feel of a pub. Try the steak or liver. It always comes with a starter salad for free. Good value.

Thank Alexander M
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I have dined here for many years, most frequently after attending concerts at the very nearby concertgebouw. It is consistently outstanding. Service attentive, food varied and of the highest quality, atmosphere welcoming. Whenever I come to Amsterdam I look forward to returning to this lovely venue, which is associated for me with many very pleasant memories.

Thank Richard B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

During the annual IBC Broadcasting Event in Amsterdam I had dinner at De Knijp two times and each time the service and quality of the food served was excellent. De Knijp is located near the Concertgebouw and only a 15 minute drive away from the Rai. I am looking forward to enjoying de Knijp next year again.

Potsdam, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great place not far at all from the wonderful Van Gogh museum. From outside it looked a bit empty but that is because it is split level as I soon found out. Relaxed, unpretentious and lovely. Recommended.

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a lovely, unpretentious restaurant which serves good quality food which tastes great. The fish seemed to be very fresh and the steak was excellent too. The service was second-to-none; the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the meal was delivered quickly as well. The tarte tatin dessert was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend the restaurant.

1 Thank Ho Ting C
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were staying at the Bilderberg garden hotel and this restaurant was a short 10 minute walk away though a lovely neighbourhood near the museum quarter in Amsterdam. The food was absolutely fantastic - the best meal we had in Amsterdam over 3 days. I had the scallops to start - beautiful, then the steak - the best i have... More 

Thank CritchyEzmo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
Dutch, European, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Van Baerlestraat 134, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 671 4248

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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