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.
Very happy with the experience. So peaceful, great service and the ambience was fantastic.
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!
Nice cozy place, staff was very nice and the filet was excellent.
Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed our dinner. A great find in Amsterdam!
Excellent food, great street-side location, and service was best we found In Amsterdam
Nice restaurant in the centre of Amsterdam but extremely unlikely to get the the hen/stag groups! good food and lovely old building
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.
Great local Dutch restaurant. We ate there twice during our short visit to Amsterdam.
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..
A great place, lovely atmosphere and amazing food.
1-1/2 hour after ordering we were surprised not to have anything more than bread (although they did give us a second helping!) and wine and water to eat. Something had gone wrong, and even with an effort to make amends with free dessert, it would be hard for us to recommend this place. Too bad, because the atmosphere and food were good.
Good solid traditional fare. Not outstanding just good. Service was good. Location and ambience solid. Won’t make a mistake by going here just not anything to rave about.
We enjoyed our meal outside on a beautiful evening with a nice bottle of French rose, trying some of the authentic Dutch menu items, which were wonderful. We had the asparagus and ham appetizer, which was very good with coffee spiced hollandaise and poached egg. I had the Dutch sole entree and my husband had the classic beef stew, and we shared a side order of crispy fries with truffle mayo. We tried one another’s entrees and agreed they were both excellent. For dessert, we split the BOSSCHE BOL with espresso to follow. I would recommend all of the dishes we ordered! The service was very attentive the first part of the evening, but it was as if our server forgot about us after our entrees were delivered. It took forever for our plates to be cleared and to be offered dessert and coffee. But, both were worth the wait. We would definitely return to this restaurant if ever back in Amsterdam!
Great location and great food
Good meal, nothing stood out for me.
My daughter and I had a lovely Mother’s Day dinner. We enjoyed the food and the service.
Wonderful food and great service. It was completely booked the night we went and everyone’s food looked great. Steak was delicious with a nice presentation. Conveniently located.
Very close to our hotel - Renaissance Amsterdam - so location was very good. Food and drinks were very good. Duck was excellent. Will definitely go back when in Amsterdam.
Love the food, loved the staff. The location is fun and the restaurant is warm and elegant.
Interesting and welcoming Dutch resturant with a comfortable dining close to the central railway station and historic canals and red light district
Zeer plezierige en vriendelijke bediening, uitstekende lokatie, lekker eten, goede wijn, wat wil je nog meer?
Delicious food and great service. Love the patio!
We were staying across the street at the Kimpton Hotel and Van Speyk looked like a great option for our one night in Amsterdam. Loved the setting! Brick walls with elegant chandeliers. Really attentive and nice service. Food was perfect. Would definitely go back next time I am in Amsterdam.
While visiting Amsterdam for the first time, we wanted authentic Dutch food. This did not disappoint - it was absolutely delicious!
We were looking for a good quality restaurant near the station area of Amsterdam and this came up on Open Table with generally very good reviews. We were not disappointed. It was around the corner from our hotel and easy to find. The ambience inside was cosy and nicely traditional yet smart and buzzy. We were lucky enough to get a window seat (I think there is only one) so we were able to watch the world go by as we ate. The service was excellent and friendly and the food was first class. If I am staying in Amsterdam again I will definitely go back. I really cannot fault anything. My wife and I had a lovely time!
Food was excellent. Duck and sole were delicious. Also had the cheese plate for dessert and could had eaten that for dinner by itself!
Excellent food, cool venue and good value
Wife and I spent our last night in Amsterdam here. We both ordered the filet, it was outstanding and cooked just to our liking. The beer selection was great compared to other restaurants we had visited. We also enjoyed a desert that was beautifully plated and was large enough for both of us to share. Overall a very good experience and we will be visiting again next time we are in town.
Visited Van Speck during a leisure visit to Amsterdam with 6 friends. It was a great restaurant for a group of people. We all had three courses with wine and every single one of us enjoyed our meal. It was exceptional! The service was also of high standards and friendly. The restaurant was busy but had a great vibe about the place and the decor is lovely especially the chandeliers. The stairs down to the toilet is scary though!
Heard rave reviews from some coworkers and tried to get in on a Tuesday night but the place was jam packed until closIng. Was able to make a reservation for 7:00 pm on Wednesday but meetings ran long. The manager was very gracious and pushed us until 8:00 and when we arrived remembered me from the evening before. Great service and very fine quality food.
I will say it almost felt out of place for Amsterdam. I felt like I was having a flashback to one of those powerbroker type restaurants in Washington DC. Both in terms of ambiance and food/wine selection. I’d most definitely return.
Buena comida, buen servicio.
Recomendable mejillones y carne de venado. Solomillo normal.
Fabulous high quality regional dishes. Wonderful location, and lovely staff!
Good for a feed. Food solid but not exceptional. Services c was not great.
Wonderful beef stew, great service and a beautiful atmosphere. Walking distance from the central train station.
This is one of my go-to restaurants in Amsterdam. Cozy, comfortable, warm and welcoming. The food is always good. Fresh ingredients, particularly the seafood, prepared extremely well. The service is always good and the wine list very reasonably priced.
Excellent meal in a great location. I focused on local dishes and thoroughly enjoyed them. All around, am enjoyable experience.
Had dinner on 12/26/17 and everything was great. A short walk from our hotel, and within the city center in AMS. Staff very friendly and accommodating, and all the dishes we tried were very good.
This was our third visit since September and we brought friends the last two visits. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was very good.
We will definitely visit again when we are back in Amsterdam.
We ate here on a Friday night and it was busy but not overcrowded. I had the beef filet and my husband had he fish, both were excellent. The dessert waffle was amazing. The atmosphere was cozy and warm on a very snowy, cold night.