Amsterdam Sights

Nam Kee

Go for the fantistic food, not for a romantic dinner

Made famous by the Dutch film "Oysters at Nam Kee's" with Katja Schuurman and Egbert Jan Weber. Nam Kee has an excellent Chinese cuisine.

It is the place for good eating and fast service, both in an authentic Chinese way. The restaurant's many Chinese visitors are a testimony to Nam Kee's authentic Chinese kitchen.

Awful interior, good food

The restaurant is neon-lit, fast moving and authentic. Do not walk away from the interior. The restaurant itself looks like a white tile palace, but the food is served fast and the quality is outstanding.

Recommended dishes are: Peking Duck, Tja Sieuw, Chicken in black bean sauce, Bami Goreng, fried prawns with spicy red peppers and fried chicken covered with sesame. Tea is for free!

Don't linger after your last bite. If you wait too long without leaving, you will be stared at, glared at and finally commanded to leave.


Nam Kee has 2 locations in Amsterdam's Old Centre near Nieuwmarkt, which are situated close to each other on Geldersekade and Zeedijk, and one at Marie Heinekenplein in De Pijp.

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Nam Kee

Geldersekade 117
Amsterdam (Nieuwmarkt)

Zeedijk 111-113
Amsterdam (Nieuwmarkt)

Marie Heinekenplein 4
Amsterdam (De Pijp)

official website

Opening hours

Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00


around €30
"meal for two with tea"


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