Van Speyk

4.6
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198 reviews
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€30 and under
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Dutch
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

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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PF
Los Angeles
269 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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

It was our anniversary but no one mentioned it !

A
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
2 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
37 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
24 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
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.

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 ;)

IT
Miami
5 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!

KL
Phoenix
72 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.

s
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

d
Miami
20 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.

l
New Orleans
12 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!

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

Excellent service and food.

F
Washington DC
42 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

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.

OT
New York Area
11 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.

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

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

T
Los Angeles
62 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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