De Belhamel

Price guide: Mid-range

Brouwersgracht 60, Amsterdam, 1013 GX

Price guide: Mid-range

De Belhamel

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

I write for The Daily Telegraph, The .... Read more
#10 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Romance - Expert review of De Belhamel

Romantic restaurant at a junction of canals, serving up good quality and value French food.

De Belhamel offers a winning combination of very decent mostly French fare (a few Italian dishes crop up too), Art Nouveau style décor (in light fittings, wallpaper and murals), and a super location, with views across one canal (the Brouwersgracht), and right down another (the stately Herengracht).

Food and drink: 

I had an enjoyable meal here recently, that kicked off with a starter of prawn and scallop in puff pastry, then followed with a good confit de canard that fell off the bone, and finished with pannacotta with a blackberry sauce.

Ambience: 

 Romantic, with candles on intimate wooden tables.

Service: 

Staff are young, friendly, efficient.

Location: 

A lovely, tranquil canalside spot on the northern end of the canal ring.

Price advice: 

The set three-course dinner menu, with a choice only for starters, costs 36 euros. Choose from the carte, and you're looking at around 45 euros. Lunch is much cheaper. Michelin has given De Belhamel a Bib Gourmand award for offering good value.

Tables to book: 

Those in the windows with canal views, or, when warm, out on the little terrace.

More information on De Belhamel:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French
Address:
Brouwersgracht 60, Amsterdam, 1013 GX
Telephone:
020 622 1095
Website:
http://www.belhamel.nl
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon to 10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

Have you been to De Belhamel? Would you recommended it?