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Restaurant Olivar

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 7052
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 10, 1012 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Good environment, quiet and nice music. Food very well done. In our opinion too much spices in our dishes (cordero and faisan) A bit expensive but nice restaurant at red district area. The Waiter very nice guy and cooker knows what Spanish cuisine is about.

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The positive: Good location on the canal . Nice place to have a drink and people watch. That's where it ends I'm afraid. The negative: Attempt at tapas was a joke. Tortilla was tasteless and was served in 4 very small coin sized pieces. Chicken...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to be a bit lost and stumbled upon this cute place on the canal , perfect for a spot to stop and have a drink to sit and enjoy the view with the boats coming by! It's hard to find a spot...More

Thank elizacass
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good it has a Spanish style. I recommend the tapas like ham, olives, cheese, bread... The music is good and you can sit inside or outside.

Thank Menriq
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were there as friends and went to this restaurant because the location is beautiful, they offered spanish Tapas and it´s expensive so we expected very good Tapas. Unfortunately the Tapas were far from good. Prawns were okay, their interpretation of "spanish potatoes" (a dish...More

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We would highly recommend this restaurant. There is a good and varied menu. I enjoyed my first ever rose beer. The service was very good and the food excellent

Thank BevKirby
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

So much choice in Amsterdam but if you fancy something Spanish this is pretty good. We visited some years ago and the fact that it is still here and little changed is a good sign. 55euro per head for 2/3 courses and a good bottle...More

Thank Fiz N
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

A small delightful restaurant on the bank of one of the canals. Serving succulent Mediterranean food. The waitress was very attentive and spoke excellent English. The food was of a high standard accompanied by an excellent choice of wines. The restaurant was clean with a...More

Thank Graham A
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We liked this little restaurant because of the music! It had a good feel about it. The Tapas was just about acceptable...they could be working more on their tastes....but it was well worth the visit for the general ambiance of the place

Thank Joycetalks
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Restaurant Olivar offers a variety of tapas and Mediterranean themed dishes. The food is very good and the service is friendly. Dining early in the evening would ensure a table as it could fill up quickly

Thank Frank G
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
Romantic, View
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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