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.
CLASSIC BEEF STEW
zachtgestoofde sucade met seizoensstamppot, rookworst, jus en Zaanse mosterd [traditional Dutch beef stew, with Dutch hotchpotch, smoked sausage, gravy and Zaandam mustard]
sint jacobsschelpen in boter gebakken met peterselie wortel puree en bacon vinaigrette [butter seared scallops with parsley root puree and bacon vinaigrette]
CRISPY FRIES WITH TRUFFLE MAYO
krokante frietjes met truffelmayo
All dishes were unique and delicious.
Talented cook and professional management.
Absolutely amazing, booked last minute whilst in Amsterdam for 6 people... food was superb, service 5*... highly recommend
Best meal we had in the city! All the staff was so kind and made our anniversary really special and the food was delicious!
Beautiful meal and wine, great choice available!
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.
Great restaurant with amazing food and staff
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.
Amazing restaurant. If ever in Amsterdam it’s a must!!
Great time and food
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.
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 !
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.
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!!
Food was excellent! Great atmosphere and location.
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!
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.
Nice place to rest and eat in a less touristy atmosphere. Traditional Dutch food.
Birthday dinner was great. Fine cuisine. Attentive service in a good setting.
Lovely food and great service. Highly recommend
The food is not Dutch. I feel they now target tourists. The food tasted ok. Nothing to write home about.
Lovely server. Delicious mood. Hope we can return
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.
Nice place but lacked personal touch. Probably because they were too busy making money
Amazing food and friendly staff!
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.
Hey Van Speyk I'm in love with you - those culinary legends musta been true!
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.
It our first night in Amsterdam and our dinner was awesome.
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.
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.
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!
Service was outstanding
Food was terrific
Open table recommended spot and worth it. Great service. Good tempo to the meal. Nice portions. Well executed. Would go again
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.
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
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 👍🏻
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.
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).
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.
Van Speyk is rated 4.6 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.