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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herengracht 88, 1015 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table for six last night at Lieve and were all really impressed. We opted for the 'shared dishes' format where we got lots of little plates for starters, even more for mains and than lots more for pudding. In theory you can choose the dishes but we weren't in the mood for making decisions and asked the... More 

Thank Koshkha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is as camp as Christmas, which is nice and makes it bright and fun to look at, gaudy tables and fancy cutlery, purple glasses and goblets on the tables, adorned with giant martini glasses filled with candles. Very OTT, but definitely gives it some character. There are two menus, which I'll admit were slightly confusing as one was... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is incredibly slow. We arrived at 19.30 and did not get our main dish until 21.15! The food was dull and tasteless. I had a steak that was very chewy. My parter head a vegetarian dish consisting of a roasted pumpkin that lacked flavour. A total disappointment.

Thank Baine S
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate giving negative reviews but my experience in this restaurant says I must. Truly the worst meal. We chose 3 cold starters, 4 hot mains and 3 desserts. I am not a faddy eater in the slightest but I really struggled. I picked at best. The nicest dish for me was the beetroot crème brûlée. The John Dory dish... More 

Thank thelionspet
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the recommendation of our hotel we ate here... Intriguing idea but poorly executed. Decor is nice service isn't bad but the food wasn't good

Thank Sterlingberry
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was excellent, has a drink matching system that you can opt for with your meal which works very well. Good menu choice and an excellent choice of Belgian ales. Waiters very knowledgeable of both the food and drink. Pleasant atmosphere for a relaxing evening meal.

Thank Richard U
San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with a party of 5 on a Friday night. Was quite surprised that the place was not full. Didn't take long to find out why...service nice but inexperienced and the food just not what to expect from a Belgian restaurant.

Thank mb_1508
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have visited Lieve in January 2017 and had a dinner for 2. We have ordered Mrs. Bubbles menu with 3 courses and wine-pairing option. Some of the dishes were delicious: red meat with sweet sauce and fried eggplant cakes, as well as desserts were nice. However, some of the dishes were less impressive and sometimes we had a feeling... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This was the worst meal I had by far. Quality of food was terrible: meat was dry, lettuce was tasteless, Brussels sprouts were burnt. The soups came obviously from the can. We came with a group of 52 persons and food was just disgusting. Most of us didn't eat as we got scared to get sick. Service was so long!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I most say one of the worst restaurant i have been. The food was really really bad i had a cold fish started i am still sick from it since yesterday. The started to the main took about an hour and the food was as terrible we left without our last course. The staff has no clue on what's in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$36
Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herengracht 88, 1015 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 31206249635
Every season we have a different menu, with home made products like typical Belgian pates, pies and parfaits. Inspired by Belgium’s diversity, we invent and create our dishes. We put traditional Belgian products such as parsnip, purslane and chicory back on the menu.We also embrace the rich culture of Belgian beers. As a reward for our love of the combination of beer and delicious food, we had the honour to receive the Bier and Gastronomie award 2009, a national award for restaurants that combine different beers with good cuisine. Every time we review our menu, we put a lot of effort into finding the perfect combination for each dish.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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