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Kapitein Zeppos

#356 of 2,992 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Gebed Zonder End 5, 1012 HS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 2057
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location/environment: A small oasis hidden on a small street away from the hectic traffic and tourists. Walking in here felt like coming to a nice, cozy place somewhere in the mediterrenean. Service: The service was polite and attentive and after our lunch when we were about to leave i came to speak with the chef Kristjan (if i remember your... More 

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Thank psjoroos
Kapitein Z, Owner at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Together with our staff we're so happy, when people have a good time in our restaurant/bar. Hope to see you again! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Authentic and quaint, this out of the way restaurant serves good value food. The limited menu is rustic rather than fine dining. We were surprised when we discovered what the menu translated as scallops came as mussels with shell on prawns, but the staff were genuinely apologetic. The herrings were good and the staff helpful.

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Thank Waygoose
Kapitein Z, Owner at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. What would be right translation. Could you please help us? Thank you very much! More 

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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

As soon as I dropped my bags where I was staying, I hit the streets of Amsterdam and walked. And walked. And walked. When I finally looked at Google Maps, it was no help telling me where I was. I'm not sure if it was the buildings or it hadn't acclimated. In fact it insisted I was in Santa Clara... More 

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Thank S. R. K
Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are very happy when people have a great time in our place! Hope to see you again! More 

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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe and place to eat. We stopped for a break from exploring the city after we had just stumbled upon the place. The staff were lovely and we had a great coffee break before setting off again on our explorations. The location was great and the decoration inside was very nice. Well worth a visit if... More 

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Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We try to do our best and we hope to see you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Nestled in a tiny lane is Kappitien Zeppo's, located in a former tobacco curing factory---revealing Amsterdam's influence in the burgeoning market (this city was largely responsible for introducing Western Europe to this leaf!) The space is a maze of little dining nooks, each with a view of history. We chose to sit near the enormous carved bar...in what was the... More 

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Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very pleased, that you are so enthusiastic . After 30 years we still are trying to do our best and we still work with our heart and soul in this tiny lane. We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Tarbes, France
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We found the place while we were searching for a quiet spot to rest and drink beer. The small street where the restaurant is located is quiet and green and lovely. Like an oasis. The staff was friendly. We loved it.

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Thank gabitzo
Kapitein Z, Eigenaar at Kapitein Zeppos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The place was great. I was amazed by the food and patience of the staff. The atmosphere was great, much better than the city itself. It is in a peaceful ally off one of the canals. The place is easely the best restaurant in amsterdam. I am 10 years old and this is what i think😃😃😃😃😃😃

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This restaurant is slightly tucked away, but worth the effort to track it down. We spent a lovely evening here, with good food. The outside area does get very busy with young people have drinks, but rather than detracting from the atmosphere, it enhances it! We were able to choose food for even those with severe food intolerances from their... More 

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

friends told us to eat here and we are so glad we did. a great meal, great wine, hidden on a small street, but well worth the find.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Service was not that good, i think the girl was to busy with to many tables. So there was no time to do it properly. The food was from the category touristic level. Nothing special. Although the venue is nice and has a good atmosphere, I will not visit it again. Because for me i also want some proper food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 30
Cuisine
European, Bar, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gebed Zonder End 5, 1012 HS 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 20 624 2057

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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 Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighbourhood Profile
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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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