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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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“pear tart” (30 reviews)
“meatloaf” (32 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 yesterday via mobile

Hi! Yesterday I was there for a dinner, me and my brother wanted to go back since the last time in Amsterdam (2016) and have again a dinner by Van Kerkwijk ‘cause the food is delicious the service is precise and friendly and the atmosphere...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We chose Van Kerkwijk based on trip advisor reviews and as it was a Saturday we expected it to be busy. We had a cheeky look inside and it looked crowded so we opted to find somewhere else. But the waitress came outside and suggested...More

1  Thank simon s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food. Cozy environment. Great service ♥️. Overall one of the best food experiences of my trip

Thank caterinaforno
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very welcoming when you first walk in. I ordered the Indonesian meatloaf. One of the best meals I have ever had. Absolutely fantastic.

Thank dariaclare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous food. Turned up and it was very busy. Just a short wait at the bar and we got a table. There’s no menu, which for a visual person is very tricky. Couldn’t take in all the options. I opted for a goats cheese salad....More

Thank claudine h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very good but with no reservations you have to wait at the bar until a table becomes free. This was our second visit after eating here on our last visit to Amsterdam 3 or 4 years ago. We waited around 50...More

Thank PnA63
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal - the service and the food were both wonderful. Would definitely recommend. Made our first night in Amsterdam just perfect.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait at the bar for a while, but such a great atmosphere that this was fine. The service was ace, friendly, with loads of helpful advice. Food was genuinely special. An excellent little bistro close to the centre of Amsterdam.

Thank Gordon Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were recommended by our hotel (Sebastians) to check this place out and we are very glad we did. The service we received was amazing and the food quality speaks for itself. The menu is rotating and the waiters will explain it all to you...More

1  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not a huge selection, maybe 3-4 choices of each course, but everything was good. No written menu,server recites everything. Good, elevated comfort food that won't break the bank.

Thank stewsimon
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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Jocelyn L
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
USD 15 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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