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THE DUCHESS, Amsterdam,

THE DUCHESS

4.5
4.5
745 Reviews
€51 and over
Mediterranean
The royal nature of THE DUCHESS is captured in the refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. The custom-made Molteni kitchen is an impressive centrepiece fit for a royal, where exquisite dishes are created alongside decadently delicious desserts. THE DUCHESS menu is one of intricate simplicity with classics such as luscious Fruits de Mer platters, rotisserie and grill specialties and homemade ice-cream coupes prepared at the table. The heydays of a historic era are relived when one is seated at the majestic marble bar of THE DUCHESS. The exclusive Mariage Frères tea and champagnes are to be enjoyed in the elegant Tea Room during afternoon tea, featuring an array of delicate sweets, macaroons, éclairs, truffles and cotton candies. Afternoon tea at THE DUCHESS reminds one of an Alice in Wonderland tea party with an abundance of teacups, teapots and cake tiers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    020 811 3322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tomer Hauptman

  • Private party facilities

    THE DUCHESS announces the opening of its exclusive private dining. Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS has graced Amsterdam with its presence since June 2015 and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. As an addition to its royal repertoire, guests enter the personal living space of royalty - with elegant sofas, rich materials, and tremendous windows providing a stunning view of the heart of Amsterdam. The magnificent space offers room for 44 seated and 60 standing dinners. Either an elaborate business lunch or extraordinary birthday celebration, THE DUCHESS tends to every detail - classy canapés and dazzling decorations, all prepared with the established quality that THE DUCHESS is known for.

  • Neighborhood

    Binnenstad/Burgwallen

  • Cross street

    W HOTEL - DAM SQUARE

  • Parking details

    We offer Valet Parking from 18.00 onwards.

  • Public transit

    THE DUCHESS is conveniently located just a two minute walk from the landmark Dam Square. Many other famous must-sees are nearby such as De Bijenkorf, Magna Plaza, Amsterdam Central Station and the Royal Palace.If you arrive by car, we suggest you park in the Q-park garage of The Bijenkorf at Beursplein 15

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 745 people are saying

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  1. CB

    CoralieB

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience ! Delicious food, and super friendly staff, thank you !
  2. R

    Rudiss

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Some of the dishes like the pistachio pasta dish was a bit underwhelming but in general the food was quite good!
  3. SV

    SimoneV

    Monaco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance. Very good surprising menu. Delicious desserts.
  4. JO

    JulO

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and amazing service, really recommend the restaurant for dinner
  5. OR

    OleR

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience and ambience. Excellent drinks/cocktail menu. George our waiter was friendly and professional.
  6. SB

    SharoneB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We get the table 35 minutes after the reservation. The drinks arrived late. No wsome of the dishes where poor ater available
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe , attentive staff, good food
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Delicious food. Great service. Pricey but worth it!
  9. YC

    YusufC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The most of the food was cold. And the taste was not like usual.
  10. BL

    BarryL

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top drawer service and food can’t wait to come again
  11. C

    Chacha

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, very good food. It was a perfect start of new year
  12. MP

    MoniaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and delicious food. Very fancy
  13. F

    davidF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    This is was a high class restaurant we were really looking forward to. We had no idea that there was an expectation that guests would share plates. We made our choices without realising that. Our experience would have been a thousand times better had someone explained it
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Very inventive menu. Matteo at the bar was a lovely person and great bartender.
  15. KT

    KevinT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great food but hated the shift system. 2 hours just isn't enough for a good night out. Because of the time pressure the staff is also pushy to get you off the tables. The value for money is poor when it comes to the night out. The value for money is good when it comes to the food. I wouldn't come back for the early shift.
  16. DS

    DianeS

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous atmosphere and the food was amazing
  17. M

    Manon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was good but not special as you would've expected of a Michelin star restaurant.
  18. KS

    KlaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Das Ambiente ist toll, der Service sehr gut und das Essen ist top !
  19. K

    Katrina

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beautiful dining room, such a lovely waiter but our experience began poorly, we were forgotten about once we checked in, we waited 15 minutes to get a cocktail menu and over 30 minutes to be seated to our table, watching those who came after being seated, (our booking was for 21.15, we got seated at 21:50) & it would have been longer had I not alerted someone to which we received a very insincere apology . The food was lovely but the dishes that were meant to be hot were barely warm. The atmosphere however was really nice. The experience as a whole unfortunately wouldn’t make me want to return.
  20. j

    jeroenb

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food is okay, feels like the menu barely changed throughout the years. Service is a bit rough you still have the appetizer on the table and immediately they start with the starters. It’s a nice building, cocktails are good. But I expect more from a Michelin star restaurant
  21. M

    Matteoandreazzo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tutto fantastico è buonissimo serata di Natale unica
  22. SA

    SamirA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food was so bad, that we didn't completed our Cristmas menu. We left after the 5th dish.
  23. ET

    EdTe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Busy 1e Christmas evening, hostesses where nice and the seating was good, the serving was little bit messy, but I think it was more the kitchen who had things not under controle, the site disches where almost cold before we get the main course, cocktails were nice but sometimes took to long, the food was okay but could be a lot better, the dessert was nice.. I think for such a place the can do a lot better especially for these prices.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner. Outstanding service all the way through. They took special care of us and couldn’t have enjoyed a better dinner in Amsterdam.
  25. AG

    AnnetteG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful magical Dining experience. Staff were very atentive & accommodating to my friend that doesn’t eat meat Will highly recommend to any of my friends going to Amsterdam.
  26. JA

    JASONH

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from entry to the restaurant by all the staff. The food was fantastic, easily the best food we have ever had. Would highly recommend
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing The waiters are excellent, food was delicious The ambiance lovely
  28. R

    Roxy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great ambiance, delicious drinks, and food. We would come back and recommend it
  29. M

    Marianne

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect service. The waiter remembered me from a visit 1,5 month ago. Fantastic ambiance. Just a bit noisy and the kind of music is not what you expect in these kind of places, more in a disco…
  30. GB

    GiorgioB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Amsterdam. Hands down. The seafood pasta is to die for! I Highly recommend this place
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente restaurante quedamos encantadas pedimos el beef welintong estab muy rico pero la estrella fue la pasta de sea food
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Surfait. Je ne comprends pas comment ils ont une étoile
  33. TA

    TracyA

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning interior, impeccable service, friendly and engaging staff, delectable food, and a killer wine list.
  34. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Was expecting a lot more for a 1 star Michelin star restaurant.
  35. BO

    BridgetO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic.
  36. NA

    NouranA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, food and service. Would definitely come back.
  37. JS

    JaswinderS

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was a short walk from Dam square. It’s in a hotel but the first impression is of a magnificent old banking hall with very beautiful lighting. Service is very good. The food is for sharing and portions generous . There were 3 of us and we ordered three starters and three mains - we could have dropped one of the dishes and been fine BUT if we had we would have missed out. All the dishes were magnificent. The pasta dishes were perfect and the clam dish was truly exceptional. The scallops in sauce were very very good and the lobster avocado and king crab salad left me searching for superlatives. The pricing is not cheap but I’ve paid more in London for food of a similar standard. I’d go again but I doubt I will as I don’t live in Amsterdam - but if I return I will put the duchess first on my booking list !
  38. KD

    KobeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was very good! Music was sometimes a little bit too loud.
  39. TB

    TBcane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    It was okay. I had several pastas and for Dutch standards it was very tasty, but it still doesn't come close to Italy. In Italy you have a better pasta for more than half the price. This restaurant will never get more than 1 star and it is not obvious that they will keep it.
  40. SR

    SophieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The whole experience was very good too bad the hostess at the front when we arrived was unpleasant and we seemed to bother her at every step of the way. The rest of the evening was really great, food and wait staff was really good and because we spent some a little too long in the restaurant we finished our drinks in the lounge as the table was rebooked but it was very well done .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

THE DUCHESS is rated 4.5 stars by 745 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for THE DUCHESS

Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam, 1012VT

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W HOTEL - DAM SQUARE

  • Neighborhood

    Binnenstad/Burgwallen

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer Valet Parking from 18.00 onwards.

  • Public transit

    THE DUCHESS is conveniently located just a two minute walk from the landmark Dam Square. Many other famous must-sees are nearby such as De Bijenkorf, Magna Plaza, Amsterdam Central Station and the Royal Palace.If you arrive by car, we suggest you park in the Q-park garage of The Bijenkorf at Beursplein 15

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tomer Hauptman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 811 3322

  • Private party facilities

    THE DUCHESS announces the opening of its exclusive private dining. Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS has graced Amsterdam with its presence since June 2015 and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. As an addition to its royal repertoire, guests enter the personal living space of royalty - with elegant sofas, rich materials, and tremendous windows providing a stunning view of the heart of Amsterdam. The magnificent space offers room for 44 seated and 60 standing dinners. Either an elaborate business lunch or extraordinary birthday celebration, THE DUCHESS tends to every detail - classy canapés and dazzling decorations, all prepared with the established quality that THE DUCHESS is known for.

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