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Balthazar's Keuken

Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 2114
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
European, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

We had a wonderful relaxed dinner here. Five starters to share for the table and a simple choice of fish or meat main dish. The starters were each different and all very tasty. We had a great view of the kitchen and enjoyed watching the...More

Thank GrozPerk
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We enjoyed both our meal and a long conversation with two local businessmen. You only choose your main course (fish or meat). These are accompanied by an interesting collection of small appetizers and a fixed dessert. None of the dishes were stunning, but all were...More

Thank TravelerKen
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Our Dinner at Balthazars Keuken was just the best. Awesome food, great wines (take the weeks choice of wine, it goes so well with the menu!), and the nicest service. We are especially in love with the interior and atmosphere - the kitchen is open...More

Thank ChiliLilli
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was amazing, the appetizer platter had a couple huge hits, a couple things that weren't as memorable, but all five were good. Our entrees and dessert were mindblowingly good. Escargot over beef and Curried mussels over monkfish.

Thank patmmccann
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

It's often refreshing to find a restaurant which offers an incredible dining experience in a casual setting. There is no pretension with Balthazar's Keuken, the focus is on the food, which, on our visit, was incredible. The menu is set, starting with a selection of...More

Thank ScottCabs
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Amsterdam has a history of not particularly good restaurants (but a lot of them) but this is changing. There are a number of good places to eat and Balthazar's is a contender for being the best. Very good food, friendly and efficient service as a...More

Thank wrighteous2015
Reviewed 15 March 2016

For quite some time I have red very positive reviews about this restaurant, so expectations were quite high. We visited the restaurant on a Wednesday, it was quite busy. They serve a changing menu. To be honest, we were not positive about any of the...More

Thank MrBarryK
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Our expectations were high for this place, but the food really didn't live up to it. At all. The atmosphere was great, and the staff really friendly and helpful, but even considering the low price the food was a bad experience. The starters consisted of...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent set menu in this small restaurant. Staff can be quite aggressive, and the turnover is high so lingering is not appreciated. If you can see past this, this is an excellent place to eat

Thank Indy L
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We were two for dinner with no reservation, they ask as we enter through the door. The lady sit us in a nice table, just next to aisle where people come and go, but even with the small restaurant we did not feel any discomfort,...More

1  Thank Palomamoro
Nearby
Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
...More
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
Agree, all sorts, mainly 20-30 somethings, lots of fashionable same sex couples. Really buzzy and busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 38
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 2114
  • E-mail
Description
Balthazars Keuken restaurant in the heart of the Jordaan district is one of Amsterdam's most special restaurants. It is a long, narrow space set in a former smithy, with scrubbed wooden floors, an open kitchen with pans and utensils hanging in plain view. The moss-coloured banquettes, unadorned wooden seating, and plain white table linens add to the ambience of simplicity and relaxation. And it's tiny, seating just about 30 inside and a few more on the bijou terrace in fine weather. 'Romantic' must be Balthazar's middle name, in spite of the plain surroundings. Owners Karen Gaasterland and Alain Parry create internationally-inflected three-course fixed-price dinners, with a menu that changes every week. They create. You enjoy. No choice about the dishes, though. The starters are tidbits meant to appeal to all. The mains are perfectly-sourced fish or meat with sides. House wine is from the Languedoc, chosen to complement the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Dinner and lunch from Wednesday through Saturday. Groups up to ten can dine in the restaurant then, or hire the entire venue for private events during the rest of the week. Very popular, very packed.
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