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Restaurant Szmulewicz

#287 of 3,134 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dutch, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Bakkersstraat 12, 1017 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 2822
17:00 - 01:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highest rated places were fully booked so I ended up filtering places where you can book online. This was not a disappointment, on the contrary. Although being very close to the busy Rembrantplein they run a cosy and truthfull place with dutch specialites on the menu. Nice and caring people working with customers.

Thank kuivis
Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic small cozy restaurant. Three of us visited and had the most wonderful meal. I have gluten and dairy allergies and they helped with suggestions and made me a special meal. Fabulous service everybody in our group wants to go back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Brigid M
Athens, Greece
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

An excellent spot for a traditional dinner, especialy if you have plans to attend the nearby National Opera and Ballet for an event. The food was very tastefull, an interestin choice of typical dutch as well as more international flavors and a very good and amicable service.

Thank Olympia L
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

we were staying nearby to the restaurant and decided to eat there , what a great decision the service was great, food was delicious, and very reasonably priced, the waitresses dont write down the orders so i was wondering what would arrive, the order was perfectly served and we would highly recommend it .

Thank Dale W
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Had the sirloin steak with Indonesian spicy butter and have no complaints. Great staff, real good food. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ian M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Amsterdam at the end of October for 4 nights and ate here on the first night and returned on the last night. We received such a warm welcome and the menu was varied and interesting, with some typical Dutch dishes.

Thank polli396
Hamme, Belgium
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253 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am a regular visitor of Amsterdam for professional reasons. If I have the opportunity I always try to have dinner here. I like the setting, kind of French style bistro, and appreciate the friendly service, good food and moderate prices. Very nice (organic) house wine – always a good sign.

1 Thank Geert-Hilde
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Noticed this restaurant on my first day in the city, it was close to the hotel, so decided to go there on my first night. It did not dissapoint. For starters I had a Smoked Trout salad with beetroot, apple, lettuce with a horseradish dressing. It was fresh and delicous. For mains I had a traditional Dutch fish stew which... More 

2 Thank Gary_Savage
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped purely by chance at this excellent little restaurant. It was reassuringly popular and the staff very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious. I had watermelon sorbet with a hint of chili - amazing. My friend's cappuccino cheesecake was similarly fabulous.

1 Thank Sarah G
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Looking for somewhere on or near Rembrandtplein and noticed the good reviews on TA. With time to spare and check the other restaurants we liked the menu so went there. For our mains we had Saltimbocca and a Surinamese curry - both were excellent. We enjoyed our meal so much that we went again on Friday night when it definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dutch, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bakkersstraat 12, 1017 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 2822
Szmulewicz is since 1990 a small, informal, cosy restaurant (with terrace) in the centre of Amsterdam, near Rembrandtplein. The name suggests a Polish kitchen, but the chefs have different nationalities, and are inspired by the international (Mediterranean) kitchen. Dutch dishes are also being served. We all speak English, and some of us speak French and German as well. Since the place is frequently visited by locals, please make a reservation!

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