Van Speyk

4.5
78 reviews
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€30 and under
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Dutch
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  • Romantic

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.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Dutch, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Daily 17:30–00:00
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Phone number
020 420 0117
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Dam Square
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Parking details
4 minutes walk from P1 Parking Amsterdam Centrum.
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Public transit
4 minutes walk from Centraal Station (bus, metro, tram, train).
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very happy with the experience. So peaceful, great service and the ambience was fantastic.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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!

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OT
4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice cozy place, staff was very nice and the filet was excellent.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed our dinner. A great find in Amsterdam!

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F
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, great street-side location, and service was best we found In Amsterdam

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SS
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Nice restaurant in the centre of Amsterdam but extremely unlikely to get the the hen/stag groups! good food and lovely old building

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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.

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GC
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great local Dutch restaurant. We ate there twice during our short visit to Amsterdam.

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KJ
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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..

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DS
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

A great place, lovely atmosphere and amazing food.

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OT
1.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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.

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d
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great location and great food

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Good meal, nothing stood out for me.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My daughter and I had a lovely Mother’s Day dinner. We enjoyed the food and the service.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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k
4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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.

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PJ
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Love the food, loved the staff. The location is fun and the restaurant is warm and elegant.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Interesting and welcoming Dutch resturant with a comfortable dining close to the central railway station and historic canals and red light district

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Zeer plezierige en vriendelijke bediening, uitstekende lokatie, lekker eten, goede wijn, wat wil je nog meer?

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OT
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Delicious food and great service. Love the patio!

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RG
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

While visiting Amsterdam for the first time, we wanted authentic Dutch food. This did not disappoint - it was absolutely delicious!

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TB
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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!

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OT
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great Service!!

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MF
4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was excellent. Duck and sole were delicious. Also had the cheese plate for dessert and could had eaten that for dinner by itself!

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B
5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent food, cool venue and good value

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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LF
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

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PU
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Buena comida, buen servicio.
Recomendable mejillones y carne de venado. Solomillo normal.

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a
5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous high quality regional dishes. Wonderful location, and lovely staff!

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OT
3.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Good for a feed. Food solid but not exceptional. Services c was not great.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful beef stew, great service and a beautiful atmosphere. Walking distance from the central train station.

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c
5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent meal in a great location. I focused on local dishes and thoroughly enjoyed them. All around, am enjoyable experience.

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RN
4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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M
4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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