Greetje

Price guide: Expensive

Peperstraat 23-25, Amsterdam, 1011 TJ

Price guide: Expensive

Greetje

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

I write for The Daily Telegraph, The .... Read more
#3 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Special occasions

Expert review of Greetje

A great place to go Dutch - book ahead any night of the week.

Raw herring. Pea soup. Vegetable mash and sausage. Traditional Dutch cuisine doesn't set the pulse racing. However, over the past decade or so a number of restaurants have reinvented the Netherlands' culinary offerings. One of these establishments is the delightful Greetje. Named after the owner's mum, it is justifiably very popular.

Food and drink: 

You'll be offered imaginative reworkings of traditional Dutch recipes and dishes, using local ingredients. Specialities regularly on the menu include Frysian sugar bread with duck liver terrine, and crème brûlée with Dutch black liquorice ice cream. A main course might be lemon sole with a turnip and celery mash. If you're feeling piggy, you can opt for a selection of starters (Greetje's Big Beginning) and puddings (Greetje's Grand Finale) - at least two on your table must order them. 

Ambience: 

It's a classical, elegant-looking but unshowy restaurant, with bare-wood floors, white linen on tables, pretty flower displays and black-and-white photos of Amsterdam on the walls.

Service: 

Excellent - capable, caring and thoughtful.

Location: 

In a quiet and attractive neighbourhood, on the eastern edge of the Old Centre, near the Montelbaanse Tower.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay around 45-55 euros for three courses, excluding wine. There's no set menu.

More information on Greetje :

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Dutch
Address:
Peperstraat 23-25, Amsterdam, 1011 TJ
Telephone:
020 779 7450
Website:
http://www.restaurantgreetje.nl
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 5.30pm-10pm, Sat to 11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Greetje ? Would you recommended it?