Van Speyk

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238 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, booked last minute whilst in Amsterdam for 6 people... food was superb, service 5*... highly recommend

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EmilyP
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in the city! All the staff was so kind and made our anniversary really special and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal and wine, great choice available!

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very, very lovely evening. The food was fantastic and came out at great speed. Service was very knowledgable and pleasant. Not too busy at the moment we went.
Would 100% recommend anyone to go here.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food and staff

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vipNYTCritic
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In fairness a storm had the restaurant quite empty on the night of our visit. Putting that aside,our party of four had a thoroughly enjoyable meal from cocktails through dessert. Inviting atmosphere, attentive service, delightful food (which included the house salad, rack of lamb the Dutch stew and their wonderful chocolate dessert). I highly recommend Van Speyk for any occasion. It walks a line between comfortable and elegant with great finesse.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. If ever in Amsterdam it’s a must!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and food

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NathalieP
Panama City
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We noticed this charming place when walking by.
And we loved the brasserie look. The restaurant has a lot of tables, quit close to each other. Which means that if you are sitting close to a group, the charm quickly disappears.
The service was good, although the waitress did not speak Dutch. The food and wine were excellent.
So, book the tables close to the window, but certainly give it a try.

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vip1constantdiner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best place we dined on our trip to Amsterdam! The food is awesome, the service is top notch and the atmosphere is upscale. What a great place. I wish I could rate it 6 stars !

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and a service. We came with the child and despite age restrictions we were very welcome. Super thanks to the crew, they are real professionals.

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vipToma
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best place to dine to complete our two week trip in both Portugal and Netherlands, thanks to Sanna who provided us amazing hospitality. Food was exceptional and great ambiance with caring and friendly staff. I will definitely come back when I have a chance to visit Amsterdam again. Thank you!!

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vipDavidC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Great atmosphere and location.

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vipGeoSinam
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for Christmas Eve
I went to the Duchess and de silveren spiegel which are Michelin restaurant
And I would say van speyk is my fav!

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vipnhlakegirl
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday dinner at Van Speyk was lovely. Lots of delicious menu items, plenty of wines to choose from and a festive cocktail menu. The service was great and all in our party enjoyed their evening. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to rest and eat in a less touristy atmosphere. Traditional Dutch food.

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letty
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great. Fine cuisine. Attentive service in a good setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Highly recommend

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vipMarcL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is not Dutch. I feel they now target tourists. The food tasted ok. Nothing to write home about.

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vipccBostonMa
San Francisco
358 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely server. Delicious mood. Hope we can return

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Robert
Cologne Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak special (for two persons - our group had it twice) was really fantastic. Try the spinach side dish (best spinach I ever had). Very friendly waitress. Good gin cocktails.

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KennyM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place but lacked personal touch. Probably because they were too busy making money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff!

JR
vipJunioRodrigues
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Only issue was that when my wife went to the bathroom, there were two male employees in the cabins. Food and table service was great.

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vipSteveM
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hey Van Speyk I'm in love with you - those culinary legends musta been true!

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BarryK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. Found the place the first time just wandering around. We made sure to go back on a trip a year later. Top notch food, service and atmosphere.

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Emma
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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howardh
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipMoose
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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BillyH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSTEVENB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation
Service was outstanding
Food was terrific

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

JB
JoyB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipGeraldL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a bit expensive, but really a gem of a restaurant. If you’re expensive the meal for work it would be a great place for a work dinner

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NickC
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 👍🏻

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vipLasVegasLenny
Las Vegas
95 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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Mark
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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).

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vipPeterF
Los Angeles
272 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StephenM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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