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Dit restaurant bestaat al sinds 1984 en doet het nog steeds bijzonder goed. Het is een plek waar je naartoe gaat voor een ongedwongen avondje uit eten met gerechten zonder al te veel poespas. Op de kaart staan alleen maar gerechten uit West-Europa, denk Franse gerechten, Hollandse gerechten, gerechten uit Engeland etc. Een risotto of iets Aziatisch zal je hier dan ook niet snel op het menu vinden. De zaak is sober, maar knus ingericht en je hebt ook nog eens mooi uitzicht over de gracht.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl


Tip van bySam: Laat ruimte over voor het dessert en sluit je maal af met hemelse modder, want tja dat hoort toch eigenlijk wel hier.

Restaurant menu

Chef's recommendations

Average price €40 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 1041 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Marco D.
    • one review

    This restaurant has been suggested by a famous tourist guide to me and I deceided to try it. Risearch and experimentation in every dishes and a fast service makes this a place to frequent. I would raccomend if they put up the heating and enlarge the wine choice.

  2. Mick c.
    • one review

    Very interesting menu that exceeded expectations coupled with great service - they were very accommodative regarding food allergies

  3. Michelle F.
    • 29 reviews

    We walked in and were greeting with such friendly service! The dishes that we got were packed with flavour. It was perfect comforting food on a cool autumn night. I look forward to returning!

  4. Marcello c.
    • 2 reviews

    Great restaurant, with a delicious cuisine and a very friendly atmosphere and service. Definitely a place to dine!

  5. Michael H.
    • one review

    Absolutely wonderful food Drinks took a bit of time to come but at least it kept us sober. Lol Would recommend to everyone Make sure you ring in advance

  6. Klopbakken M.
    • 4 reviews

    The food and drinks was very good. But the service was unfortunately a bit slow. The atmosphere in the restaurant was also very calm and relaxed.

  7. Piotr B.
    • one review

    Absolutely worth trying. Dutch typical tastes in modern look. Excellent service.

  8. Mike E.
    • 7 reviews

    Excellent night out.

    • 12 reviews

    Always great food and friendly service. Just love it !!! One of my favorite in Amsterdam. Try it !!!! In summer the back terrace is also great. Don’t miss the frenchbfries

  10. Caroline H.
    • 2 reviews

    The staff could hardly have been more helpful. 1/2 our party had managed to lock themselves out of their lodging and needed to break up the dinner, to return later. All good, everyone ok with staging the dinner courses slowly, good tempered and an absolutely great meal

  11. Ajit p.
    • one review

    Very good food and attentive service and a small but good wine list. Background music low level allowing for conversation

  12. Daniel T.
    • one review

    friendly reception and attendance, delicious food, comfortable sitting in homely decor. Have menus from 3 to 5 courses that can be freely chosen from the menu a la carte. Well managed. Since 1984 ! Will be back

  13. Sara S.
    • one review

    Great place; a bit over priced but overall food was excellent. Just close enough to the busy res light district, but far enough away from the chaos. Would recommend to first timers

  14. Garin B.
    • 2 reviews

    Perfectly prepared and presented courses (I had 5 and my wife 3) with unique wine pairings. Service was attentive and professional.

  15. Rob P.
    • 6 reviews

    delicious food as always and friendly staff

  16. Inge k.
    • 28 reviews

    A favorite restaurant where we return regularly. We chose the menu for the month of August. As 5 courses are a bit much we went for 4 and shared the cheese and desert - which the staff picked up immediately. The “pink” ingredients made for lovely food and we had a bottle of rosé (with a hearty bite) to go with the meal.

  17. Guillermo S.
    • 5 reviews

    Food was very good with nice service.

  18. Betsy B.
    • one review

    We visited many wonderful restaurants in Amsterdam, but this one was our favorite for mood, food, portion size and service! Will look forward to a repeat visit our next time in this city!

  19. Petros C.
    • 5 reviews

    Very nice dinner, great service! Thank you Hemelse Modder!

  20. Barla L.
    • 7 reviews

    Gewoon: uitstekend!

More information

Opening time

Dinner: Monday untill Sunday 6pm - 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

Oude Waal 11hs, 1011 BZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Op loopafstand van Amsterdam Centraal Station

Directions to get there

In de buurt van de Nieuwmarkt

Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

On a short city trip it is hard to find a restaurant which represents the feeling of that city - one that makes you feel welcome, offers good food an terrific wines.

Hemelse Modder is that restaurant in Amsterdam.

You can find us close to the Central Station in quiet neighborhood, and situated on a beautiful canal.


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Restaurant can be privatized (60 people max)

Can be privatized, Wheelchair Accessible

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