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De Nachtwacht

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
Thorbeckeplein 2, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 4794
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (100 reviews)
“steak” (197 reviews)
“mixed grill” (31 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, Barbecue, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Thorbeckeplein 2, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: De Nachtwacht
1. Fabulous steak
"Had a delicious meal here, the steak was so tasty, perfectly cooked"
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2. Great Restaurant, Lovely Food
"We visited this restaurant twice, and the food was good, "
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3. Cozy and warm
"Great location at Rembrandtplein, fast and helpful service."
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1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A good place for night out with friends. Good wine, great menu variety. Food is remarkable though it takes a while to reach the table but you know it is fresh!

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (4 people) had a business diner in this restaurant. 2 of us ordered lamp and 2 orhers spare ribs. The lamp was good but not perfect and the portion is relatively small. The spare ribs were perfect and we actually our friend from lamp...More

Thank Haim V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Patio seating provided a great view of Rembrandt square. Ate and drank while people watching. Food was of OK quality and menu was small. Steak was overcooked and food quality did not match photos or expectations. Service was OK. Would recommend this restaurant for the...More

Thank Hope Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spend ages looking around for somewhere good to eat lastnight when we stumbled on this gem! The food is amazing and the staff are extremely friendly! Highly highly recommend!

Thank Grace_hynes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here this evening because it looked busy and was close to our hotel. We did not have a reservation but the lovely hostess got us a table, with the caveat the we had to be finished in 2 hours. We are from Nebraska...More

Thank dwigg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late dinner at the bar. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and service minded. The restaurant has a great location and a cozy feel to it - even though the interior looks a little like it’s kept since the...More

Thank Mai H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked online in Amsterdam very easily and it was confirmed by email. Food, service and atmosphere all great. Very busy place and very lovely staff.

Thank lib65550
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited De Nachtwacht on a cold evening with a group of five people. Since we reserved a table the day before, it was relatively easy to find a table. I suggest to make a prior reservation since this restaurant is a popular place among the...More

Thank DesiBourgondier
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We bumped into this place while strolling around town and it seemed pretty good. Indeed, the food proved to be delicious and also came in large portions. Service was adequate, though it could be better given its location and character. The setting is pretty good,...More

Thank k t
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Not cheap but a memorable experience on Rembrandt Square. Good 70s music. Try the Affigem blonde beer.

Thank Conor M
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Questions & Answers
suzanne m
4 August 2017|
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Response from Traveller707-787 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Suzanne! I don't know. But it is a very good experience. Not to be missed :)
Niall S
11 February 2017|
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Response from Petersmoor | Property representative |
Hi, no our restaurant is not vegatarien friendly, but our other restaurant venus & adonis, prinsengracht 274 have also great steaks and is vegaterian friendly. Regards Peter
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Toni G
1 December 2016|
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Response from Justin H | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest only in the outdoor seating area.. Definitely not inside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 49
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thorbeckeplein 2, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 622 4794
  • E-mail
Restaurant De Nachtwacht is situated on the corner of Thorbecke square and Rembrandt square. From our closed veranda you have a fantastic view on one of Amsterdam’s most lively squares: the Rembrandt square.
It is also possible to taste the 70´s and 80´s retro atmosphere at one of the lounge tables or at the bar, both figuratively (the atmosphere of our restaurant) as literally the scent and taste of our steaks on the charcoal grill.

For the best steaks you are at the right place. Our butcher from the eastside of the country preserves the high quality of the meat he delivers and our cooks prepare your steak the way you prefer.
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