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Café van Kerkwijk

Café and Restaurant€€€€
De Wallen, Amsterdam
  • Exploring Julia
    "delightful find just behind Dam Square."(3 Tips)
    Justine R.
    "Indonesian meatloaf is incredible!! Great family recipe!"(6 Tips)
    Hatice T.
    "Paprika soup and the chicken"(2 Tips)
    Lotte V.
    "Stilton pate is delicious, staff very friendly and cordial"(4 Tips)
147 Tips and reviews
  • cozy
  • good for dates
  • steak
  • authentic
  • lively
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  • Laura H.
    Laura Hint4 days ago
    Cozy, lively place, good service and food with a reasonable price
  • Katy C.
    Katy Coulthard1 week ago
    Great service and food is delicious. Highly recommended.
  • Ata A.
    Ata Alkis1 week ago
    Worth to come for a drink. Service was awesome.
  • Krishna B.
    Krishna B1 week ago
    Excellent local menu. Wonderful atomsphere
  • Atıf E.
    Atıf ErdemOctober 16
    In contrast to the normal restaurant, you do not see any menu within the place. But waiters are very professional when helping you to choose your meal. As for the meals, they are perfect with one word
  • 🎧
    🎧October 13
    Nice food and staff. Busy in the evening - book in advance
  • Patryk S.
    Very nice place. Just come and check what they serve. No paper menu, we ate great steak!
  • Zdena P.
    nice food in the center of AMS, they do not take reservations. very friendly staff
  • Cismasiu R.
    Nice place, kind service! They have aleays a daily menu with soup and main course, which is great! Have trust in their meal suggestions!!!
  • Alice O.
    Alice OhJune 13
    Great food, portions are medium. Steak main and shrimp starter was amazing. The restaurant is very small so there was a 20 min wait. The two staff are pretty busy attending to all the customers.
  • Murat A.
    The service level is awful
  • Jason H.
    Good food, reasonably priced near Dam Square. No menu but rather they tell you the evening's options. But there's something for everyone.
  • Y. Q.
    Y. Q.March 18
    Little gem in the heart of Amsterdam!! Delicious food, cosy atmosphere, totally worth a visit!!!
  • sans_atout (.
    Strawberry beef.
  • Dana L.
    Dana LeeFebruary 19
    Great quiche and mussels!
  • Jana J.
    It is a good place for lunch in the center, but I am not sure it is for a 9,1 rate!
  • Michael O.
    The food is out of this world, but this isn't your typical restaurant. They don't take reservations, there isn't a printed menu, and you get whatever the waiter offers you. Trust in their judgement!
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • ellali
    ellaliJanuary 2
    Very cool and cozy cafe restaurant
  • irmak o.
    irmak odabas sarigolluDecember 12, 2016
    Everythink is so delicious and the stuff is very friendly
  • Olga P.
    Olga PaninaOctober 17, 2016
    Excellent food, excellent staff. Thank you!
  • Hatice T.
    Hatice TacOctober 9, 2016
    Paprika soup and the chicken were great :) we even came back twice to taste peat pie which was delicious 😋
  • Ameen A.
    Ameen AqeelSeptember 12, 2016
    One of the few places next to the Dam where you can actually have a tasty meal, no menu so pay attention when the dishes are laid out for you.
  • Ecenur S.
    Ecenur SezginJune 29, 2016
    There is no menu, very cute personels, Love here
  • Justine R.
    Justine RJune 14, 2016
    Indonesian meatloaf is incredible!! Great family recipe!
  • Klenovics P.
    Klenovics PéterMay 20, 2016
    Stuff, food everything is unique
  • Sina S.
    Sina SayanMarch 20, 2016
    Friendly staff, nice and cozy place for a bite when you are tired of wondering around.
  • Ruben T.
    Ruben TimmermanFebruary 26, 2016
    Always great for lunch and dinner, and the home made mama's pies. No reservations though!
  • Cian M.
    Cian Mac MahonJanuary 8, 2016
    This was fantastic. There is no menu, so be sure to listen carefully to your server. I had Mussels to start and Veal as a main. Both were delicious, and despite not being told the price, reasonable.
  • Saad A.
    Saad AlrabiahJanuary 3, 2016
    Tuna melt. Chicken sandwich. Goat cheese salad were all great.
  • Dee ✨
    Dee ✨November 21, 2015
    Menu is verbally shared. Burgers were great!
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DuranOctober 10, 2015
    Let them make you happy...very delicious food!
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PelizzonSeptember 15, 2015
    Awesome food, friendly people!
  • Miguel H.
    Miguel HernandezSeptember 15, 2015
    Meatloaf & Mussels
  • William G.
    William GunnSeptember 9, 2015
    Good salads, fast service
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SeffSeptember 5, 2015
    A great place for dinner right by The Red Light District. The soup was delicious, followed by steak with salad and fries. Can't go wrong with the apple pie! Staff was incredibly friendly.
  • Gary C.
    Gary ChowAugust 30, 2015
    The sides are good!
  • 🦁
    🦁August 26, 2015
    Delicious food! No empty place to sit. No menu!!! Officiant is a menu))) tasty and cosy😋😋😋
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy SkepAugust 3, 2015
    This is our bill (4 people) : the food is quite good however be careful with the prices (they only show you a price range for main dishes). 4€ water/6,25€ per person for tapas/20,5€ for their beef
  • Paul v.
    Paul van DurmeMay 15, 2015
    When you go in, don't be surprised there's a queue waiting at the bar, but the waiting time is usually short and well worth it. Very good honest food with excellent staff!
  • Ken B.
    Ken BergerApril 24, 2015
    Steak w goat cheese and strawberries. Sweet little place in the tourist district.
  • Halim
    HalimApril 10, 2015
    Great food, amazing staff, and a nice (not so little) little cat.
  • Grace Magdalene L.
    Grace Magdalene LeongMarch 28, 2015
    Steak with strawberry cheese sauce is tasty. Cod is superb as well. Staff displayed excellent service as they were kind enough to split one bowl of soup to two bowls to make it easier for sharing :)
  • Mitch F.
    Mitch FMarch 11, 2015
    Really good place
  • Fabio G.
    Fabio GonellaMarch 8, 2015
    Great soups, Salmon salad and meatloaf
  • Catherine A.
    Catherine AleksidzeFebruary 8, 2015
    Great atmosphere! Had a very nice long evening at the dinner table; food was amazing, good slelections of wine. Would come back any time.
  • José Alberto S.
    Short menu but tasty. Tourists don't know this place yet
  • Mishutka O.
    Mishutka OvsepyanJanuary 20, 2015
    Amazing place near the touristic center but full of locals! Food was just perfect, highly recommended!!!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TijmsJanuary 16, 2015
    The pear pie is heavenly.
  • Mert Ç.
    Mert ÇortancıoğluDecember 27, 2014
    Steak on strawberry jam and goat cheese:-)
  • Chun Tong C.
    Chun Tong ChungNovember 14, 2014
    The steak is above average. Good for a nuce drink. Try to come a but early, its pretty packed.
  • Soleyl C.
    Must try the mind-blowing steamed mussels, pate, tender beef with goat cheese and strawberry and meatloaf. Customer service is over the top!
  • Kåre K.
    Kåre KristiansenNovember 11, 2014
    Excellent Food. Cool ambiance. Try the Steak with goats cheese and strawberry/raspberry sauce.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BlackNovember 11, 2014
    Just brilliant. Food was great. The smoked paprika soup was mind blowing. The atmosphere and service were really great.
  • Bozhidar I.
    Bozhidar IvanovNovember 3, 2014
    Very taste Indonesian styled meatloaf and eggplant/goats cheese ciabatta!
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay D'AndreaNovember 1, 2014
    Great place. The food is cheap but very good. get the soup, whatever it is.
  • Samuel N.
    Samuel NorburyOctober 6, 2014
  • Cigdem G.
    Cigdem GOctober 5, 2014
    perfect choice for a cosy evening. no written menu. the staff are very cute.
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PSeptember 21, 2014
    The steak. Amazing. And the pate was great too. Really nice staff but when they're super busy it's very very slow.
  • Tania A.
    Tania AbroskinaSeptember 9, 2014
    Interesting combinations of different ingridients! Very tasty!😄😄😄 Try steak with goat cheese and strawberry sause! We will be back!!! 👏👍👌
  • William Lye Wei Wern
    William Lye Wei WernSeptember 7, 2014
    Delicious cafe with good hearty food. There's no menu but they'll explain what's available! Highly recommended!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CeinosSeptember 6, 2014
    This place has the most amazing food in town! I wish I can come back!!!!
  • Greg
    GregSeptember 3, 2014
    Mussels, Steak with Strawberry Sauce
  • Bea H.
    Bea HAugust 24, 2014
    Friendly staff.
  • Karel V.
    Karel ViaeneAugust 16, 2014
    Amazing food and atmosphere. No menu but we had the choice between 4 meat and 2 fish courses + vegetarian options, so definately enough to choose from. Really really friendly staff!
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencAugust 8, 2014
    Just order the main dish you remember at the end of the waiters story!
  • Doug B.
    Doug BorehamJuly 20, 2014
    The food here is amazing! The ingredients are very fresh and tasty... skip the lollipops though as they are quite salty...
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergJuly 17, 2014
    Superb, fresh, great service, pleasant atmosphere. No menu, waiter explains the deliciousness.. Had the mussels w/ garlic & Indonesian chicken - perfectly cooked.
  • Tim O.
    Tim OostingMay 11, 2014
    Try the pear-cake with sour cream...
  • Boon K.
    Boon KohApril 21, 2014
    No hot food during lunch. Just soup, salads, and sandwiches. Nothing special.
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KuzmenkoApril 12, 2014
    Fish mousse is REALLY orgasmic!!!!
  • Tassos V.
    Tassos VavladellisJanuary 25, 2014
    Cozy atmosphere, warm and personable service. No menu and limited but good quality options (2-3 main dishes, soup, salad). Medium size portions. Great desserts and good coffee.
  • Katya M.
    Katya MichalakDecember 20, 2013
    Best dinner place in Amsterdam! Amazingly tasty food!!! 100% recommended!
  • robinson
    robinsonSeptember 18, 2013
    It's cosy, the atmosphere is fine, the waitress is nice but... no written menu, the food is alright but no indication of prices (it's not too expensive though). Anyway, don't think I'll go back :(
  • G S.
    G SSeptember 6, 2013
    Ask for the blue cheese starter! It comes with dates wrapped with proscuito and a delightful vinegratte...
  • David G.
    David GuthrieAugust 30, 2013
    The redhead waitress is cute.
  • Gustavo G.
    Gustavo GonzalezAugust 28, 2013
    Excellent food and a friendly staff... We had a great time! Strongly recommended :)
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PaulsenAugust 16, 2013
    Amazing food. Very kind service and perfect for any type of traveler looking for fresh ingredients at a local style
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PalinJuly 24, 2013
    Perfect place near central station.
  • James S.
    James StewartJuly 21, 2013
    Nice, simple sandwiches in a cosy cafe tucked away from the busy surrounding streets. A good lunchtime retreat.
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FurrowJune 24, 2013
    So worth the wait! The food was incredible from the broccoli soup to the salad and frites. The filet with goat cheese and strawberry sauce was to die for.
  • Anna Sigridur H.
    The beef is great, try it with goat cheese and strawberry-sauce or the garlic butter, both are great. Pic is of the one with strawberry-sauce and goat cheese, comes with delicious fries and salat.
  • Anna Sigridur H.
    Have the "vongole" for starter! Delicious!
  • Ellin S.
    Ellin SharapovaApril 15, 2013
    Awesome gila chips with mayo.
  • Ellin S.
    Ellin SharapovaApril 15, 2013
    Cod with garlic n spices. Arr spicy spice not my cuppa
  • Ellin S.
    Ellin SharapovaApril 15, 2013
    Tender beef in strawberry sauce with goat cheese. Awesome
  • Shane G.
    Shane GrülingApril 5, 2013
    Eat here! This food is awesome! The best meat ever!
  • Pieter G. D.
    Pieter G. DevrieseMarch 15, 2013
    Steak. Goats cheese. Strawberry sauce. Yeah!
  • Yvette W.
    Yvette WaltmanJanuary 24, 2013
    Delicious food, Awesome service!
  • James M.
    James MartinJanuary 3, 2013
    The home-made pâté is divine - a must have b
  • Joe H.
    Joe HughesOctober 29, 2012
    Great food in unpretentious surroundings.
  • Simon H.
    Simon HarperSeptember 8, 2012
    I've been coming here for years whenever I'm in Amsterdam. a true hidden gem for honest, tasty food. Great atmosphere. Great staff. Highly recommend.
  • James M.
    James MaskellAugust 30, 2012
    Great little restaurant. No written menu - the staff tell you your choices at your table - ask for recommendations. Steak with goats cheese and strawberry sauce was amazing.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Renato V.
    Renato Valdes OlmosAugust 20, 2012
    Menu changes daily. Food is absolutely fantastic.
  • Angelo M.
    Angelo MauraAugust 4, 2012
    Steak with goat cheese and strawberry sauce :)
  • George B.
    George ButcherJuly 23, 2012
    Just relax and listen to the waitress. Food is divine, no bad choices to be made at a decent price.
  • Max G.
    Max GallardoMay 21, 2012
    Rabbit in beer - very nice!
  • Zvi W.
    Zvi WrobelMarch 7, 2012
  • Lassi K.
    Lassi KurkijärviFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Just pop in for a beer & small bites, or have a taste of the best meatloaf in Amsterdam. No written menu: it's all explained by the waiters. Top notch.
  • Exploring Julia
    Exploring JuliaJanuary 10, 2012
    Wonderful service, wonderful food - a delightful find just behind Dam Square. I can't wait to go back!
  • Anton S.
    Anton SokolovJanuary 4, 2012
    The MUST place for lunch/dinner in this center of Amsterdam. They are so hospitable, that will serve you even after 22 hours when the kitchen is formally closed. Moroccan chicken and salmon are great!
  • Heleenvanlier
    HeleenvanlierDecember 14, 2011
    Cosy little restaurant in the lee of Dam square - the service is nice here, by telling you what's on the menu verbally, you have a more personal connection with the crew..
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Pay attention to what the waitresses tell you, there's no written menu! Read more
  • Martijn K.
    Martijn KlaassenNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Zelfgemaakte perentaart!
  • Valorie R.
    Valorie ReavisOctober 21, 2011
    Very Euro-fusion, so if you're looking for something regional that's not made in the fryer, this place definitely fits the bill.
  • Stayokay
    StayokaySeptember 6, 2011
    Typical Amsterdam Restaurant. pssssst, they don't have a menu, but explain it at your table!
  • Mike V.
    Mike VernerJuly 31, 2011
    The pear pie is awesome!
  • Mohit P.
    Mohit PhilipMarch 6, 2011
    The cafe,I die for.The coffee I desire for & the smell makes go Gaga!
  • Lotte V.
    Lotte VerhagenFebruary 14, 2011
    Stilton pate is delicious, staff very friendly and cordial
  • Gijs
    GijsJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The must do's: mackerel mousse, Stilton cream and merquez sausages
  • Xander C.
    Xander CzaikowskiNovember 18, 2010
    Try the rib eye!
  • Rogier V.
    Rogier VerdierAugust 25, 2010
    Perfect for a great lunch; everything is fresh and tasty! Go visit this hidden pearl :)
  • Daan N.
    Daan NiehofApril 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don´t leave this place without tasting the pearpie!
  • Steven S.
    Steven ShoshanyDecember 7, 2009
    Stilton cheese and the tenderloin too!
  • Isıl E.
    Isıl EgemenOctober 18
  • Buket K.
    Buket K.September 8
    Meydana çok yakında olsa da 50 dk da gelen tavuğu kesinlikle denemelisiniz. Yanında gelen salatası ve sosu efsane 💯menü kavramı yok
  • Chameleon G.
    Индивидуальное обслуживание, домашняя кухня, очень вкусно и красиво!
  • Mustafa Ö.
    Dam Meydanı'na yürüyerek 3 4 dakika mesafede sevimli bir mekan. Menü kullanmıyorlar, garson ne varsa hazırda sayıyor. Çilek soslu biftek gayet lezzetli, çalışanlar son derece ilgili.
  • Karen Andrea V.
    Esta super rica la comida, el lomo con queso de cabra delicioso!!! Un poco lentos al servir pero vale la pena la espera
  • Thiago M.
    Thiago MagnaniOctober 28, 2016
    Mt aconchegante, qualidade altíssima da comida! Pedi a carne c molho de morango vem acompanhado de salada e batata! Perfeito
  • Canan K.
    Canan KaradenizOctober 9, 2016
    Tavuk yemeği müthişti. Fiyat uygun.
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GutierrezSeptember 15, 2016
    Excelente lugar, muy bien recomendando...
  • Barbara B.
    Barbara BorraseSeptember 9, 2016
    El lomito con salsa de fresa esta rico, cuesta 20€, me parece un lugar caro.
  • Gülay A.
    Gülay ArslantürkAugust 9, 2016
    Biber çorvası süperdi, bir de armutlu pay enfes
  • Víctor M.
    Víctor MarquezApril 1, 2016
    Acogedor, la comida deliciosa y las cervezas excelentes!
  • Erkan G.
    Erkan GENÇFebruary 6, 2016
    Steak ve başlangıçlar
  • Eva B.
    Eva BraekeveldtAugust 2, 2015
    Een menukaart hebben ze niet, en de prijzen weten ze evenmin. Een wijntje kost 4,5 euro, dus pas op! De smaken zitten wel erg goed en vooral de heek (17 euro) was de moeite!
  • Juan
    JuanMarch 22, 2015
    Excellent rapport qualité-prix. Souvent recommandé à des amis, jamais déçus.
  • Marçal P.
    Marçal PFebruary 15, 2015
    Een super plaats om te eten. Nieuwe nederlandse keuken.
  • Rachid D.
    Rachid DRISSIJanuary 23, 2015
    Humainement très intéressant! Accueil chaleureux. Service de qualité. Repas copieux et fait avec amour.
  • Алёна З.
    Алёна З.December 10, 2014
    Живое меню и хорошая кухня
  • Tatiana Z.
    Tatiana ZubetsOctober 6, 2014
    Шумно, никакой романтики, но все это компенсирует отличная еда. Рекомендую: финики в жареном беконе (подается с сыром), утка с инжиром и тушеное мясо(традиционное голландское блюдо). Омномном!!!
  • Ilya O.
    Ilya OvcharenkoAugust 15, 2014
    Домашняя обстановка, прекрасная публика и желание сделать хорошо с порога. Плюс прекрасная кухня, каждый день разная.
  • Vasya R.
    Vasya RakshaApril 24, 2014
    Потрясающе вкусно! Официант отобрал наши мобильные, сообщила, что не отдаст, если не увидит, что десять минут мы будем друг с другом разговаривать. Очень мило
  • Ana S.
    Ana StasiaFebruary 23, 2014
    Очень вкусно! Самая вкусная еда, которую мы ели в Амстердаме! Всегда Аншлаг! Меню нет. Его рассказывает официант на английском! Готовят все очень быстро и вкусно!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TijmsOctober 13, 2013
    Neem de perentaart. Krijg je geen spijt van.
  • Panda P.
    Panda PupOctober 2, 2013
    อาหาร บรรยากาศ การบริการดีมาก!! แพงในระดับที่รับได้ อย่าพลาด!
  • Oleksandr R.
    Oleksandr RomanovskyiAugust 22, 2013
    Что купили утром, то и готовят. Готовят вкусно. Элемент загадки радует.
  • Vlad G.
    Vlad GumenyukAugust 22, 2013
    Меню и винная карта это две веселые доброжелательные женщины. Необыкновенно вкусно! И мясо с голубым сыром и семга в подливе из чили, имбиря и соевого соуса и горячий суп. Очень гуманные цены.
  • Ekaterina 🍓 ✨.
    Очень мило, вкусно,уютно... Супер!
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SchootMay 12, 2013
    Heeerlijk, maakte ons weekend nog beter! Aanrader : steak geitenkaas met aardbeiensaus
  • Lien B.
    Lien BeyensMay 12, 2013
    Speciale combinaties, maar o zo lekker. We hebben spijt dat we geen voorgerecht hebben genomen! De peren- en appeltaart hebben dat doen vergeten. We komen terug als we nog eens in Amsterdam zijn!
  • smallkaa
    smallkaaApril 19, 2013
    Шикарное место. Не смущайтесь скромного интерьера, тут главное — кухня. Меню нет, официант все расскажет сам. Суп + горячее 24€
  • Taz
    TazFebruary 4, 2012
    Gutes Essen außerhalb der Touristen-Meile!
  • Kevin v.
    Kevin van ZonneveldJanuary 6, 2012
    Lekker eten voor weinig in een supergezellig sfeertje. Slechts 3 gerechten. Neem de hete Kip!
  • Pieter V.
    Pieter VallenMay 25, 2011
    Voor: Blue-Stilton met dadels en spek Hoofd: Ossehaas met geitenkaas en aardbeiensaus. #lekker Read more
  • Onno t.
    Onno ter WisschaApril 5, 2010
    Carpaccio van Hollandse gerookte biefstuk. Heerlijk!
  • Tim
    TimNovember 16, 2009
    Je hoeft niet naar de menukaart te vragen, die komen ze namelijk zelf aan je vertellen...
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