Van Speyk

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209 reviews
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€30 and under
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Dutch

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.


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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It our first night in Amsterdam and our dinner was awesome.

h
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Granddaughter’s 16th birthday was a great success because of our wonderful dinner. Food and service made the evening very special. I wish they were here in the States.

M
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner here. I had the beef filet. It was cooked perfectly and was juicy. The fries were also very good. My wife had the tuna steak. It was also good. We had a small table by the window, which was great. The host recommended we sit there to avoid a huge party that showed up a bit later. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. The restaurant was totally full on a Friday night. I suggest coming early and make reservation.

BH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a traditional Dutch restaurant and this place delivered. The interior was quaint, the service was excellent. the food was fantastic, the cocktails were great. Everyone was very friendly and willing to go the extra mile, you felt like you were the only ones in the place. We were there for 2 hours, never felt like we needed to hurry. Loved it!

ST
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation
Service was outstanding
Food was terrific

OT
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Open table recommended spot and worth it. Great service. Good tempo to the meal. Nice portions. Well executed. Would go again

JB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always. Though the risotto was a little light on scallops (just the one)! The duck was excellent. Very attractive restaurant and the staff are always first class. Starters are expensive for what you get.

NC
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience with my fiancé here. We were staying at the Marriott Renaissance and it was less than a two minute walk from hotel. Our waiter Alesandro was great. He spoke excellent English and was very very pleasant which only made our night better. We had an amazing Tomahawk Ribeye for two that was arguably the best steak we’ve ever had 👍🏻

This is a must go to spot when in Amsterdam 👍🏻

LV
Las Vegas
89 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We chose it because it is near Centraal Station. Food was ok but not special. We have had fresher seafood in Amsterdam. Service was good.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We thought the service was terrible - it took forever to get the waiters attention and when we walked up to the desk to ask for the bill, they told us to please sit down and wait. It then took another 15 mins (!). The waiter was surprised we did not provide any tip, despite the poor service.
For Dutch food we consider the Haesje Claes to be 10 times better (is in the same street).

PF
Los Angeles
269 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant featuring Dutch food, not farm Dutch, but rather continental Dutch. The wine list features some very good Dutch wines that are actually estate wines from the Netherlands. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is old with beautiful oak wainscoating in a building built in the 1600's. Highly recommended.

SM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Classic old world charm. Soup was lukewarm but stew was tasty and hardy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, however it felt slightly overpriced for the quality of food we received.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have every been to. The food was delicious; perfectly cooked (I had the Dutch stew; my wife had the fish (can't remember which!) but that was awesome too. Great atmosphere; lively without being noisy.
And all for a reasonable price. Outstanding!

SG
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was our anniversary but no one mentioned it !

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Indiana
47 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first visit to Amsterdam. The hotel concierge made the recommendation. Outstanding food and service. Definitely opt for the Dutch beef stew.

OT
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Nice outdoor area on nice evening. When I come back to Amsterdam, I will certainly return. Great service and even better meal. Thanks.

YB
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant, good service

AK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is really impressive. It was my wife's birthday, I mentioned this while booking and she got a nice surprise courtesy Van Speyk. She loved it and I was impressed too.

OT
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es war sehr gut und auf unsere Allergien wurde auch Rücksicht genommenen

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, Amazing scallops

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estuvimos de paso por la cuidad y reservamos mesa para 6. La carta es corta pero toda ella excepcional. De hecho hay que decir que los platos de pescado fueron los que más nos gustaron. Muy sabrosos. El risotto de marisco no te lo puedes perder. La carne guisada se deshacía en la boca. Todos los detalles muy buen cuidados y el servicio excelente. Para repetir sin dudarlo

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Relaxing rectangular restaurant with the short ends both located on parallel busy streets. The bustle outside is neither heard nor seen once inside. The place has a warm wood and brick glow, and the dishes are well-prepared. Best hearty onion soup I can recall, like eating it for the first time with deep, strong flavors. The main dish of chicken could have benefited from more vegetable side interest as accompaniment, but having the bird be juicy and flavorful at these prices is reward enough. Great for a properly done meal, if not a banquet.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant itself is lovely, with beautiful decor and ambience. The service there was fantastic and we were well taken care of. The food was absolutely stunning; perfectly cooked and full of flavour. It was pretty good value as well considering how good the food was.

AG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Van Speyk is a great experience all around. Staff is friendly and willing to guide you through the menu of Dutch-inflected choices. The restaurant itself is very comfortable and attractive. Highly recommended!

GJ
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good place to have dinner. They know who to make a good drink,

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

r
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is intimate, comfortable, and the chef's wife was hosting - it felt very personal and attentive. The food is wonderful , and the amuse bouche were fun additions to the fine 2,3, or 4-course meal. We chose wine pairings that wer well-selected. WE will heartily recommend this to friends!

Y
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Dutch restaurant with a wonderful ambience. Food was delicious & the servers were friendly & attentive.

a
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in Amsterdam -- not touristy at all. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and prepared elegantly. Hoping to go back to Amsterdam and will definitely eat at Van Speyk.

P
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating with a last-minute request to add guests. Plus the food is great. Have been here before and will be back!

BA
Birmingham
98 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and service was attentive without being in the way.

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

TP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant with good food and great service. Price level is very affordable too.

O
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance & food with a touch of Dutch!

OT
New England
57 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 ;)

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