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May 6, 2008 08:19 AM

Choosing Amsterdam restaurants

Hi. We're planning dinners for our 3 nights in Amsterdam before a July cruise (Sun. - Tues.). Many restaurants are closed Sundays. I need help narrowing the field. Here's what I've come up with:

Blue Pepper (open Sunday)
Tempo Deloe (open Sunday)
Bordewijk (open Sunday)
d'Vijff Vlieghen (open Sunday)
De Kas
Van Vlaanderen
de witte Uyl

All suggestions are appreciated!! Thanks!!

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  1. I can highly recommend De Witte Uyl. The menu is innovative and the service was personal and charming. I call it 'Modern Dutch Cuisine,' a term which seems to describe what the chef is doing.

    We also had a great meal at Van De Kaart - about the same price range, but a bit more sophisticated although not stuffy at all. I don't know if they're open on Sundays.

    1. d'Vijff Vlieghen is classic Dutch and top-notch food.

      1. Not on your list but an interseting variation for one night might be Indrapura or Sama Sebo for a Rijstafel. We had a great family dining experience at Indrapura one night.

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        1. re: USNA72

          Hi. I went to the Sama Sebo website to see about lunch. It is open, but I couldn't understand if the lunch offerings were Rijstafel. If it is, that would be perfect. Do you understand it? Thanks.

          1. re: amyag

            The menu items on their webpage for lunch are rijstafle. However you can also order ala carte if you'd rather. Rijstafel order needs to be for at least two persons. If there are, say, four of you; two could order therijstafel and the other two each order an item or two off the ala carte and then still share. That allows you to tailer the selection a bit if you'd like.

            1. re: USNA72

              Fantastic. Thanks so much for explaining to me how it works. There would be four of us for lunch, so this sounds perfect.

              1. re: amyag

                From what I remember, the amount of food they serve at Samo Sebo for rijstafel is huge. Since it's lunch, it will probably be good that you have a few others to share with you... especially if you have dinner plans, tool

        2. Thanks. I should have also mentioned that we will be a multi-generational (no small children) party of 8. I don't know if all participants would be thrilled with 3 hour dinners (though I would be).

          1. oooh, skip d'Vijff Vlieghen definitely. I've heard nothing but horror stories.
            Marius is great, definitely go, and reserve now if you haven't already.
            Tempo Doeloe is wickedly overpriced, but good food.
            I'm eager to hear about how Blue Pepper is doing these days....please report back!