Van Speyk

4.5
109 reviews
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€30 and under
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Dutch
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

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 109 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Well prepared, tasty, beautifully presented. Service was outstanding. I had the tuna which was great. The desserts were wonderful. Highly recommended.

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JK
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant, great food & wine, but average service.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Friends and I were traveling in Zurich. Found the restaurant on the web from the States and made a reservation because of the location and menu. We enjoyed it very much. Food is good. Service is friendly.

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y
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I ate here our first night in Amsterdam. We were not disappointed! Nice, quiet ambiance and delicious food. I recommend the duck. I would definitely eat here again in the future.

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i
16 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant atmosphere with very good food at decent prices. Went here to try more traditional Netherland's cuisine. Service was attentive and friendly. Conveniently located just a short walk from the main street and central station.

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l
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not sure if I can call this traditional Dutch cuisine, but the food was fine. I wouldn't really class it as excellent for value though, as I can probably get similar quality & taste with a lower price tag back in London. (Generally speaking, dining in Amsterdam is not cheap at all...)

Food was presented well, every dish that we had were tasty, but not super amazing. My ribeye steak was juicy and cooked well. But I do suggest giving the cocktails a miss, as they were not good at all.

The service was a big plus, we felt very welcomed from start to finish.

P.S they DO NOT serve tap water unless you order other drinks.

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s
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! Great Service! Value priced! Good wine selection..

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OT
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC experience. We were celebrating a birthday and JP made the evening spectacular. Would recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam!

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HA
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly love my meal here, it was a birthday dinner date. Especially love the Escargo and Foie Gras. I am living in Malaysia, and have only been to two trips to Amsterdam and both trips I came to Van Speyk. I make sure I come back for these two. Thanks for the lovely dinner!

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HC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food, great atmosphere with warm candle light. Quite busy but did not feel overcrowded.

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w
16 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good evening out in Amsterdam. Excellent everything - a must do for every winer and diner.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was okay, I found it over rated and not worth to try again.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue with amazing authentic Dutch cuisine. While they have other options the traditional Dutch food should not be missed!

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h
61 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Amsterdam find! We had the seafood risotto and the duck confit. Both excellent, fresh and interesting. Our server was also excellent, friendly and well-informed, and made a great wine selection. We will go back.

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RI
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wir waren mit einer Gruppe von 8 Personen da. Wurden namentlich und sehr freundlich begrüßt. Tisch war liebevoll gedeckt. Essen war sehr gut. Ambiente toll. Preis Leistung sehr gut. Jederzeit empfehlenswert!

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TM
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Food was superb and the service was friendly and efficient. Both my wife and I had the sole and would highly recommend.

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NJ
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, great food and drinks!

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m
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CW
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
33 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant contrast to the tourist dives around it on Spuistraat

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice dining experience

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PG
31 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first meal on a recent trip to Amsterdam. What a beautiful Restaurant. The staff were warm and friendly with great suggestions on our food and drinks. Our server told us about the history of the building and the decor. Our meals were prepared to our liking and the presentation was beautiful. This was a wonderful experience and not to be missed when you are in Amsterdam.

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J
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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FP
16 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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

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D
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Slow service and very average food.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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N
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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DS
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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N
10 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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l
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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F
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SS
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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D
272 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GC
18 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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