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Van Kerkwijk

Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 3316
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (31 reviews)
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Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice ambient, really good food, discret service. Make a reservation first. Coffee and bread could be improved, but were ok.

Thank Renato R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this place. Wonderful atmosphere, great service and the best goats cheese salad in the world. Amazing!

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited in october and was not impressed. More embarassed than impressed.. The whole "no menu, we like to keep things flexible"- thing is actually keeping the service super slow. The food was fine, nothing to write home about, sandwiches and salads. Overall super slow, nothing...More

Thank Noona R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Van Kerkwijk is a casual restaurant in Amsterdam with great food and good service. Overall a really good restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

Thank aahendia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. Place was just opened and the staff were delighted to receive us. Very casual style with no traditional menu. Had soup a d a sandwich and one hot meal. All were delicious and at €30 was some of...More

Thank sammfeld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit Late writing this review, just because I couldn't remember the name of the restaurant, My wife and myself ate in this restaurant in August, "end of August", we looked on tripadvisor, best restaurants in Amsterdam and this had amazing reviews,, guess what WE love...More

Thank dpprod02
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great small restaurant for lunch. They have a good beer and wine selection and several small dishes that are great for sharing and good for a quick enjoyable lunch before you keep going. Service was fantastic, very friendly staff.

Thank scasti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For some strange reason, we had a hard time finding this restaurant, but it was in a quiet side street of the red light district, very close to Dam Square. It's very casual inside, with lots of table sharing & a very laid-back vibe. We...More

Thank sleepsearcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is awesome, we ordered tenderloin steak with goat cheese and strawberry souse. There is no paper menu and prices but you must trust the waiter and listen what he/she offers:)

Thank Patryk S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a neat restaurant with a limited amount of tables, so we had to wait awhile for a table to open up. It was well worth the wait! No menus, the waitress just came to the table and told what the specials for...More

Thank pepita_natise
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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2 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Perfect place for what you are looking for. I don't recall the exact cost but believe it was reasonable. We ate lunch there and food was wonderful the atmosphere is intimate and cozy. It's not a large restaurant but we got... More
4 February 2017|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hi, We have gluten-free options, but our kitchen is not 100% gluten free, for instance we also cut bread in the kitchen etc. Regards, Daan
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22 November 2016|
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Response from Daanamsterdam78 | Property representative |
Hello, We are open the 24th of December for lunch and dinner, but we're closed both Christmas days (25 and 26). Regards, Daan Van Kerkwijk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nes 41, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 3316
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Van Kerkwijk, situated at the Nes 41 just behind Dam square, is a classic Amsterdam cafe and restaurant where you can eat and drink from early in the morning till late in the evening. Van Kerkwijk sisters have chosen a personal approach. That's why a menu doesn't exist and your options are presented at the table by your waiter. Van Kerkwijk stands for quality food and drinks in an urban atmosphere. Characteristic, easy going, value for money. You feel at home between the regular customers who keep returning for the varied menu and the relax atmosphere. Van Kerkwijk doesn't take reservations, walk in for a table or wait at the bar with a good beer or wine.
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