Spanjer & Van Twist

Address: Leliegracht 60, Amsterdam, 1015 DJ, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 639 0109

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4.3

One of my favourite eetcafés in Amsterdam.

I've eaten a number of times at this charming little canalside, food-oriented café, and it's always been a very pleasant experience. The food's good, the clientele civilized, and the setting lovely.

Food and drink
4.1
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.1
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.5
90%

Food and drink

I've enjoyed a doorstopper of a goat's cheese with rhubarb jam sandwich for lunch, and spaghetti vongole and steak and chips for dinner (not on the same occasion). Other lunchtime options include interesting quiches and soups of the day. The more ambitious dinner menu might also offer shrimp cakes and ricotta pie. You can also drop in for just for a drink and a plate of bitterballen (deep-fried, breadcrumbed balls of pureed meat or cheese).

Ambience

The very snug interior includes a dramatic, modern bar display, a communal reading table, and little mezzanine floor up precipitous steps. In fine weather, you can sit out on one of the city's loveliest canalside drinking and dining terraces - you're right by the water.

Service

Good - friendly and efficient. 

Location

Facing one of the city's prettiest canals, in the western canal ring.

Price advice

A bowl of soup or a sandwich at lunch will cost around 5 euros, quiche around 10 euros, and steak and chips for dinner around 18 euros. 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

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