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Cafe Loetje

#130 of 3,112 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Johannes Vermeerstraat 52, 1071 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 662 8173
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Great steak my partner had liver and onions also beautifully cooked , attentive staff would recommend

Thank malcolmwatson
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Museum district for 3 days recently and visited this place 3 times. Sadly, due to its popularity I only managed to get a table once and that was just for drinks. So I can only comment on the friendliness of the staff and it looked very nice. Our drinks were served quickly and there was a... More 

Thank KiplingsMom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

they forgot to order our food, we waited for it one hour when we asked for the order we waited another hour they waited us another hour. It was really bad attitude to lie to us and it was so rude to forget our food!

Thank Gül N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool, busy bar/restaurant. We had to wait 40 minutes for a table but that's ok as we just had a drink at the bar and absorbed atmosphere. Food was excellent, perfectly cooked steak. Simple and done right. Restaurant didn't feel touristy, seemed to be mostly locals. Service was laid back but attentive. I would happily eat here again.

Thank mattkarentours
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food well cooked and presented Staff very professional and friendly reasonably priced we were not rushed or hurried despite taking ages to decide what we were going to eat !!!

Thank 492steve843
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick service. Perfectly positioned for people watching. Good choice of drinks and cocktails and prices are the same as everywhere else. We'd go back.

Thank Newlys10
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great steak served medium-rare in its own gravy - simple and delicious. Order with fries. Good central location.

Thank Alice B
Luton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The steak was delicious, it comes in a gravy and you get bread to mop it all up. Sounds a bit basic, it really isn't. The shrimp croquette starter was also amazing, we considered ordering it again instead of dessert it was that nice. You can make reservations on their website but they only make a limited amount of spots... More 

Thank sarah k
Groningen, The Netherlands
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to rate this as average (the food was good, they serve good steaks for a decent price) but the service was very friendly and attentive so I'm rating this as Very Good. No frills, no fuss, just good food for a decent price.

Thank GuidoKW
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice environment and it has quite a lot of selection for lunch and dinner, in a rather traditional Dutch cafe. Food is OK. Most of the staff we met were not are particularly friendly, some even a bit rude.

Thank Cameoe777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Johannes Vermeerstraat 52, 1071 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 662 8173

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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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