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Van Speyk

#102 of 3,133 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Centrum
French, Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Spuistraat 3a, 1012 SP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0117
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our concierge at the Renaissance Hotel told us this was a great place, just down the block, which it was. The restaurant is a converted carriage house, with big windows looking out at the street, great for pedestrian-watching while you eat. The service was great, and the food was very good. I had locally caught seafood, and traditional Dutch stew.

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Thank Charlie P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to van Speijk Restaurant with my mom when she was visiting from out of town and it was great. The ambiance is elegant and lively but not stuffy. I particularly liked the big yellow and white lellies flower arrangement directly under the lights in the back. The tables are a little bit close to other peoples tables but... More 

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Thank amsterdam4u
Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Atmosphere, service, and food was all first class. A must stop on my next trip to Amsterdam. Very busy but sat us at a table even through we did not have reservations, management was very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Michael M
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had tried to get reservations, but they were booked. However, in walking by they made a table for us and we had a delicious dinner. Good choices in wines (not an overly lengthy list); excellent international service staff; wonderfully prepared food. Tried the beef stew. While delicious, it had no resemblance to my concept of a beef stew. It was... More 

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Thank jlindtner
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On vacation and found this place on TA. Great recommendation! Did not have a booking, but they seated us right away on Sat night at 8pm. If you more than 2ppl you may get lucky. Service was great and food was good. Litte pricey, 92 euros for 2 glasses of wine, 2 apps, 2 entrees. Took visa card for payment.

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Thank Joe C
Hobart, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is in a group of 3 or 4 restaurants and we chose it due to good reviews...we were not let down. Very beautiful setting and although it got full, was not noisy. The menu has a good selection of dishes for most palettes and our choices of lamb rack and grilled sirloin were great. Dessert were a special... More 

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Thank littlefrance
Vineland, New Jersey
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finished our tour through Europe in Amsterdam. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. It did not disappoint. Everything from the appetizers to the Dutch stew or pork roast dinner was delicious. You have a lot of choices in Amsterdam but I would not pass this one by.

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Thank Rick C
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant last night, did not have a reservation and they were very busy, occupied with a problem with a large group so went down the road but came back to make a reservation for tonight. The guy remembered us, apologized, wanted to seat us right away. When we arrived tonight, again he remembered us again, seated immediately. Server... More 

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Thank Mary Ellen M
Surrey
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying very near and found this restaurant on trip advisor before our stay. Really lovely and great food and wine, perfect for our first evening after a very early flight.

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1 Thank Lou_Meister
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very important business dinner in this place,Unique & Exceptional Service of the Manager and his staff,The food was very good! The price is very reasonable,and the place it is very good,great! I will not forget this experience in this restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$57
Cuisine
French, Dutch, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 3a, 1012 SP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 0117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighbourhood Profile
Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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