Van Speyk

4.5
92 reviews
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€30 and under
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Dutch
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

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.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Dutch, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Daily 17:30–00:00
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Phone number
020 420 0117
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Dam Square
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Parking Details
4 minutes walk from P1 Parking Amsterdam Centrum.
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Public Transit
4 minutes walk from Centraal Station (bus, metro, tram, train).
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
What 92 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great ambiance and food.
Fish appetizer, carpaccio and salad were a nice way to start the meal.
Entrees were excellent, especially the Stew.
Service at a leisurely pace so just relax and enjoy the dinner. That's what we did.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing service, great food and drinks!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful food. The starters in particular (Dutch Meatballs & the Carpaccio) were exceptional. Great ambience and the service was perfectly attentive. Visited on a Amsterdam city break with my girlfriend, will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Fantastic. Great service, great food. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with a group of 8. Highly recommend for tourists who want something more authentic and less touristy. Did I mention the great food and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Well look at the pictures and you know will know enough!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

A pleasant contrast to the tourist dives around it on Spuistraat

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

It was a nice dining experience

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

We made a reservation at Van Speyk after a recommendation while on vacation. The wine list had great options to pair with menu offerings, the service was warm, friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed every course offered from starters (spinach salad and escargots) to entree (sole and beef stew) and sides (asparagus with grated Dutch cheese). I would recommend restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal while in Amsterdam.

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4.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Great food..Fabulous waiters who made extra effort to make sure we were pleased. True authentic Italian food!! Loved it

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2.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Slow service and very average food.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Excelente atención, excelente sabor, buena relación precio calidad y atencion

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Exceptional service and food! Will come back next time I'm in Amsterdam.

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3.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Nice ambiance, pace of service a bit slow with no visible reason why. Kitchen couldn't put out the vegetables at the same time as the entree. Dover sole was good but not exceptional; once the vegetables arrived, they were good and hot and a nice selection both visually and gastronomically. We were visiting Amsterdam for just two evenings; if someone else were to do the same, this would not be high on my list to recommend.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Reasonably priced for a fine-dining restaurant. The Dutch specialties are definitely worth trying.

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4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Very happy with the experience. So peaceful, great service and the ambience was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

I wanted to taste authentic Danish food, and wasn’t sure what to expect. The food here is outstanding! I was with a party of 6–and everyone’s meal was delicious. We all tasted everything. Foodies would be happy, we were happy, everyone should be happy. I had the sole and it was perfect. The wine list was great too. It was the perfect prelude to our boat ride through the canals which was right out back. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Nice cozy place, staff was very nice and the filet was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed our dinner. A great find in Amsterdam!

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Excellent food, great street-side location, and service was best we found In Amsterdam

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Nice restaurant in the centre of Amsterdam but extremely unlikely to get the the hen/stag groups! good food and lovely old building

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

A wonderful find, easy walking distance from Centraal Station. Quaint historic building. Excellent food and service. The carpaccio plate was larger then expected, amazingly tender. Duck confit and beef dish also quite good. Be aware that on the wine list the 8’s look like 6’s, especially to the older eye, leading to a bit of a surprise when the bill came.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Great local Dutch restaurant. We ate there twice during our short visit to Amsterdam.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

I have not expected my night to be this good. My friend and I visited Van Speyk last Friday for his Birthday. The food was divine, the service absolutely spot on and the night was one of my best experiences! What a find! The Oysters are to die for, best I have ever eaten. The steak and the seafood risotto taste like heaven. The staff did also prepare a Birthday dessert plate with a candle! Such a lovely gesture. I would recommend this place to anyone..

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

A great place, lovely atmosphere and amazing food.

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1.0Dined on 4 June 2018

1-1/2 hour after ordering we were surprised not to have anything more than bread (although they did give us a second helping!) and wine and water to eat. Something had gone wrong, and even with an effort to make amends with free dessert, it would be hard for us to recommend this place. Too bad, because the atmosphere and food were good.

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4.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Good solid traditional fare. Not outstanding just good. Service was good. Location and ambience solid. Won’t make a mistake by going here just not anything to rave about.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

We enjoyed our meal outside on a beautiful evening with a nice bottle of French rose, trying some of the authentic Dutch menu items, which were wonderful. We had the asparagus and ham appetizer, which was very good with coffee spiced hollandaise and poached egg. I had the Dutch sole entree and my husband had the classic beef stew, and we shared a side order of crispy fries with truffle mayo. We tried one another’s entrees and agreed they were both excellent. For dessert, we split the BOSSCHE BOL with espresso to follow. I would recommend all of the dishes we ordered! The service was very attentive the first part of the evening, but it was as if our server forgot about us after our entrees were delivered. It took forever for our plates to be cleared and to be offered dessert and coffee. But, both were worth the wait. We would definitely return to this restaurant if ever back in Amsterdam!

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Great location and great food

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Good meal, nothing stood out for me.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

My daughter and I had a lovely Mother’s Day dinner. We enjoyed the food and the service.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Wonderful food and great service. It was completely booked the night we went and everyone’s food looked great. Steak was delicious with a nice presentation. Conveniently located.

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Very close to our hotel - Renaissance Amsterdam - so location was very good. Food and drinks were very good. Duck was excellent. Will definitely go back when in Amsterdam.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Love the food, loved the staff. The location is fun and the restaurant is warm and elegant.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Interesting and welcoming Dutch resturant with a comfortable dining close to the central railway station and historic canals and red light district

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Zeer plezierige en vriendelijke bediening, uitstekende lokatie, lekker eten, goede wijn, wat wil je nog meer?

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Delicious food and great service. Love the patio!

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5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

We were staying across the street at the Kimpton Hotel and Van Speyk looked like a great option for our one night in Amsterdam. Loved the setting! Brick walls with elegant chandeliers. Really attentive and nice service. Food was perfect. Would definitely go back next time I am in Amsterdam.

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

While visiting Amsterdam for the first time, we wanted authentic Dutch food. This did not disappoint - it was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

We were looking for a good quality restaurant near the station area of Amsterdam and this came up on Open Table with generally very good reviews. We were not disappointed. It was around the corner from our hotel and easy to find. The ambience inside was cosy and nicely traditional yet smart and buzzy. We were lucky enough to get a window seat (I think there is only one) so we were able to watch the world go by as we ate. The service was excellent and friendly and the food was first class. If I am staying in Amsterdam again I will definitely go back. I really cannot fault anything. My wife and I had a lovely time!

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Great Service!!

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