Situated in a historic warehouse dating 1659, between the Dam square an the Grand Central Staion, Van Speyk is a classic brasserie that serves French-influenced Dutch cuisine, in classy surrounds that feature chandeliers, exposed bricks and outdoor dining. The kitchen places a focus on using the freshest local ingredients and spices for authentic flavor. The menu features an extensive range of starters, entrees and sweet desserts. Van Speyk also offers a special group menu, created for groups of more than 12 and up to 50 (private dining services also available on request). Visit for Diner and gorge yourself on traditional classics such as Zeeland oysters ,a beefstew with oak-smoked sausages or an excellent steak Bordelaise. Complement it with some local beer or wine. Van Speyk is open daily, from 5.30 p.m. until midnight.
The welcome and service were very nice.
The food was also very good. We enjoyed various tastes with the fish platter and the scallops. As main dish, the beef stew was delicious!
Van Speyk is near the heart of old Amsterdam. It has both and old town feel and modern ambiance. Service is very good and friendly. Food is delicious and offers many options. We selected Van Speyk after looking through Open Table options. Little did we know that it was one of Amsterdam's top rated restaurants - and well deserved.
Food was good and service was attentive without being in the way.
Nice restaurant with good food and great service. Price level is very affordable too.
Great ambiance & food with a touch of Dutch!
The appetizers are good and creative along with the sides. The rib eye steak was cooked perfectly, but had alot of gristle and muscle and was not as expected as a 28 day dry aged steak.
It was so disappointing that the service was so bad. We were early for dinner and one of 3 tables in the restaurant. It still took us 2 hours to get our mains and we saw countless tables around us being served ahead of us, with no explanation from the staff. I had my partner’s parents with me and they were positively irate which made me feel really bad for picking this restaurant which I had originally thought would be a great choice.
One of my favourite restaurants in Amsterdam. Fantastic food, especially if you like meat or fish. Everything very fresh and full of flavour, creative presentation and high quality ingredients. I also love the atmosphere, with high ceilings and chandeliers. I bring all my dates to this place ;)
Excellent food and great service. Get the three course lobster dinner. It’s worth it!
If the service had been better it would be rated more highly. It was very disappointing in that way.
Nice restaurant. Love the interiors. Service has been kind and attentive. Delicious food, so the drinks. Would recommend it.
Unfortunately a bit too loud because of large groups of men celebrating, otherwise it is the perfect location for a romantic dinner
Wonderful comfort Dutch food.
Friendly and professional servers.
Enjoyed the meal, but, like many European restaurants, the timing is leisurely and not to be rushed.
My Halibut was outstanding! All 6 of us had fabulous food and service. Great Martinis and Best Gin and Tonic too!
Excellent service and food.
Although this restaurant is located in an area heavily frequented by tourists, Van Speyck is not a “tourist trap”. Joey, the majordomo is very friendly and welcoming. The food is consistent and good. Nice wine list. I recommend
This is my colleague's favorite restaurant in Amsterdam. I go here once or twice a year. The location is right off Central and in a converted Amsterdam house - great ambiance. My dutch friend has told me the food is authentic. I had the Halibut and it was cooked perfectly. I have also had the Dutch Stew and found it comforting. Wine selection is good and the staff is helpful. This is a high end restaurant so it is perfect for a business meal or special occasion.
What a wonderful surprise. Unassuming place across from our hotel. Outstanding from start to finish. Final meal on this vacation to Amsterdam. Very glad we chose this gem.
Outstanding cuisine, just a little slow. Excellent bar menus.
The service , the food, the ambience was all fantastic- definitely recommend the restaurant!!
Ambiente agradable, tal vez un poco más de luz, vendría bien. La atención esmerada!. La comida muy rica y con buenos ingridientes!. Platos abundantes. Realmente una experiencia muy placentera!!!
Somehow they lost our soup order. It came after 45 minutes. Drinks were good. Owner was apologetic. Tried to make it up to us with a free aperitif that tasted like grain alcohol. My gin and tonic earlier was one of the best I had ever had. Overall: 3 to 3 1/2 stars.
Great food in a beautiful ambience
Our first night in Amsterdam so wanted some authentic Dutch choices on menu. My guest had the lentils with mushrooms and veggies vegan dish and loved it. I had the Dutch beef stew. One of the best things I’ve had in a very long time and I’m a foodie. Also got some fries with truffle mayo. Also excellent. Washed down with a CdP Rhône wine. Great service.
We picked Van Speyk based on Open Table reviews, menu, and distance to walk from our hotel and it was a very good choice. The room is beautiful, the food was very good as was the service. We had one vegan diner who loved their lentil dish without the dairy that was on the menu and the rest of us had oysters, chicken, and the duck.
Great food with relaxing atmosphere.
Viaggio di piacere con famiglia ed amici ad Amsterdam
Dined here on the recommendation from a friend while traveling in Amsterdam. I was not disappointed. I had the duck confit which was perfectly prepared.
We visited this restaurant for my girlfriend’s birthday, on out first night of our trip. Unfortunately, we received very poor service and even witnessed the man who appeared to be the manager being incredibly rude, when all we asked was to move one table over so that we could sit next to the window. His over exaggerated reaction to a simple request was out of place in what we thought was an up scale restaurant. Though the food was good, this server’s rudeness and inability to attempt to satisfy a simple request ruined the evening.
Excellent food. Service a bit slow. Took care of several tables that came in after us 1st throughout the night.
Great time with good friends!
Average at best. In town from San Francisco hoping to find a spot off the tourist beat. Service started out ok but I like my filet medium plus and got attitude from the server. The place has French fries on the menu and a laminated wine list so a weird stance to take. Decent value but remember give your customers what they ask for or they will not return.
Service was good, feels like they are understaffed. Arrived at 7.30pm starters came at 7.45 which is reasonable. However our mains only came at 8.45. Waitresses were very apologetic and gave us a free bottle of water. Asked for the bill and took them quite awhile to bring the credit card machine.
Wonderful food! Great for tourists/visitors. Loved the ambiance with an elegant yet rustic vibe. Only downsides were our drinks were forgotten a few times and stairs to the bathroom are a bit steep so try to go before your third cocktail. Overall would 100% recommend!
Excellent food. I would give it five stars but for the fact that it feels a little bit cramped in the restaurant when busy, so only four. I would return for sure and probably ask for a table along one of the walls which have a little more room.
We had a delightful dinner. Food was delicious. Drinks were good (I discovered Dutch wine!) Staff could not have been friendlier. Casual and cozy, but it felt special. Brick walls, wainscoting and chandeliers—it felt like a nice neighborhood bistro, similar to tucked-away places you might be lucky to find in London, or New York, or San Francisco. Couldn’t be more satisfied. If I lived in Amsterdam, I’d be here a lot.
Een geslaagde avond in een zeer geslaagd restaurant: gezellige plek, met mooie meubels en hoog plafond. Zeer vriendelijk en competent personeel. Fantastisch lekker eten. Aanrader.
Excellent everything. And reasonable, considering quality and service level. Excellent for business dinners.
Beautiful Decor and really good food.
Personally, I feel the options for the starters let this restaurant down a little.