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Restaurant Olivar

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 7052
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“octopus” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the sea bass. It was amazing. We had beers and wine. The service was absolutely impeccable 🍷⭐️

Thank spencerprogressive
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Yes, the seafood was delightful and yes, the drinks were a high standard. That was just the beginning. What made the experience truly amazing was the outdoor setting overlooking the canal. This street is tucked away behind the hustle bustle of the red light district's...More

Thank Clinton M
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Wanted to sit outside for dinner and what a perfect spot. Had the king prawns to start and sea bass for main. Easily the most amazing food I’ve ever had. Couldn’t recommend this place more!

Thank RJP1601
Reviewed 28 June 2018

They have a small outdoor seating area right on the canal, so we went there late in the afternoon on a sunny day and enjoyed our beers. Just lovely and sweet.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for drinks on a recent trip. We were able to get a table overlooking the canal. Prices were decent and service was great.

Thank lovemytwolabs
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this beautiful little restaurant by accident , located at the top of the red light district but feeling like a world away ! We decided to stop off and enjoy the beautiful view after a days exploring. We sat canalside and soaked up...More

Thank Floydsmam
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Two friends and I wound up dining here on our second of three nights in Amsterdam. I had spotted it as a likely candidate on Google Maps, both for its highly positive reviews and its proximity to the hotel where my friends were staying. The...More

Thank MassCatnap
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The meal was very tasty and the house wine was surprisingly good! It has a cosy and friendly atmosphere. Very few places to eat in the red light district looked at all welcoming - this one was different.

Thank YeovilSS
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Need I say more?!? Waiter was very fast in telling us not to move the table for our party of eight .... sorry! So we had to sit apart. The location is super, staff not.

1  Thank Navigate767937
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Restaurant Olivar was a welcome relief for the noise and crowds on a busy Saturday night. The owner was warm and friendly. The food was great and the wine list complemented the Spanish cuisine. Though small and a full house we were not rushed. The...More

Thank blue30350
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 7052
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We are a small exclusive restaurant with a southern European oriented kitchen. Our menu offers a select choice of traditional Spanish dishes and creations inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. Our chefs are dedicated to prepare for our guests the best dishes with the finest ingredients.The restaurant is decorated in the southern Spanish style with original tiles and a long marble bar where you can enjoy our extensive wine list, have a meal or if you have not booked, have a drink while waiting for a table.For a snack and a drink you can also sit on the terace. In the summer you can enjoy watching the boats taking turns to sail through the narrow gate towards the open water or to the canals of the oldest and most beautiful part of Amsterdam.
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