Van Speyk

4.5
161 reviews
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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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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
60 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
24 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food in a beautiful ambience

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J
Seattle
375 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
10 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
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food with relaxing atmosphere.

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M
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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KG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great along with the excellent service. The ambience was very romantic.

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PC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to visit while touring Amsterdam! Such a unique experience with the venue, menu and art. Highly recommend

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner under the twinkling chandeliers at Van Speyk. Not often do you get a meal without a single misstep. From the moment we entered Van Speyk we were treated, not as tourists but, as guests in their home. Our generous gin cocktails were only surpassed by escargots, onion soup, scallops, and superior steaks. A most memorable meal with exceptional service in Amsterdam.

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j
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent "nice" option in the Red Light District, very close to Centraal Station. We were looking for a good restaurant close to Centraal Station, for a high-quality meal with our children. In a neighborhood with few good family-friendly, higher-end restaurants, we were thrilled to find Van Speyk. The décor is lovely, the food was fantastic (we had steaks, chicken and beef stew), and the staff was lovely - giving us great insider tips about Amsterdam's history!

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EP
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, great service. Food selection somewhat limited but something for everyone, including vegetarian. Food quality was very good.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday surprise.

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Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect

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d
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas dinner here..we arrived early after finishing a museum
Early and it worked out.. thank you
Wonderful service and a delightful prefixe for the holiday meal.. really enjoyed it..close to central station..

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LT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a limited menu due to it being Christmas but the food was lovely. I recommend the stew.

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LP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Great food and great service. Highly recommend.

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d
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food selection with a good proportion of Dutch sourced produce beautifully prepared and presented by pleasant staff. You certainly need to book ahead. Duck and Oysters were both superb as was my wife's choice of beef stew.

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Hanover
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Geburtstag

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C
Monterrey
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and ambiance, what more could you ask for.

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Location is very convenient. Staffs are very friendly and quick service.
Menu is nice for people who wants to have Dutch menu.

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MV
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was spot on.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a wonderfully cozy restaurant in Amsterdam. the food was delicious and the servers friendly!

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AH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, and super friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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