Van Speyk

4.5
178 reviews
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Dutch
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions

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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London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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Birmingham
96 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.

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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.

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

Great food!

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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.

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

Great ambiance & food with a touch of Dutch!

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New England
55 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.

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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.

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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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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Get the three course lobster dinner. It’s worth it!

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Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

If the service had been better it would be rated more highly. It was very disappointing in that way.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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d
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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l
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Halibut was outstanding! All 6 of us had fabulous food and service. Great Martinis and Best Gin and Tonic too!

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GM
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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F
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding cuisine, just a little slow. Excellent bar menus.

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T
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service , the food, the ambience was all fantastic- definitely recommend the restaurant!!

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L
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!!

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TR
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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AG
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food in a beautiful ambience

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J
Seattle
377 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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j
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food with relaxing atmosphere.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Viaggio di piacere con famiglia ed amici ad Amsterdam

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LR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Excellent food. Service a bit slow. Took care of several tables that came in after us 1st throughout the night.

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Denver
14 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time with good friends!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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Malaysia
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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Iceland
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

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AW
Cumbria
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything. And reasonable, considering quality and service level. Excellent for business dinners.

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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Decor and really good food.
Personally, I feel the options for the starters let this restaurant down a little.

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