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Café Loetje

serves the best tenderloin steaks in town

Café Loetje is a cozy restaurant - rather an eetcafé - with a a nice bar and a spacious conservatory. It is located in the middle of a neat residential neighbourhood and has a huge outdoor terrace in summer. The strength of Loetje is uncomplicated, but good quality food and generous portions.

Interior of Dutch food restaurant Café Loetje

Best steak in town

All Amsterdammers know it: Loetje serves the best tenderloin steaks ('biefstuk' in Dutch) of Amsterdam. It is served with a wide range of traditional jus, fries and salad. The dish has been a success for over 40 years.

Chain of restaurants

Loetje started in 1977 with a restaurant on Johannes Vermeerstraat in Amsterdam. Over the years various locations have been added and there are now 19 locations in the Netherlands.

The oldest restaurant, Café Loetje in Amsterdam, exists for over 40 years. No Loetje is the same, but the most delicious steak that Loetje serves is known throughout the Netherlands. The juicy tender tenderloin steak is served as standard in its own sauce with white bread and is delicious with salad and fries.

On the menu

Bistro-like Dutch food and snacks, like: Kalfsbitterballen (Veal croquettes), Hamburger, Hollandse biefstuk (Dutch steak), Kipsaté (Chicken sate with peanut sauce), Pork schnitzel, Kalfslever met spek en uien (Calf's liver with bacon and onions), Salade met gerookte zalm (Smoked salmon salad).   → check out the entire menu


You do not have to book a table. You can just come by. At busy times a waiting list is used and you can already have a drink at the bar. As in many restaurants in Amsterdam, it is not possible to book seats in advance on the terrace.


The restaurant is located in the middle of the lovely neighborhood 'Duivelseiland' near Museumplein in city district Oud-Zuid.

How to get there?

tram16 - stop Ruysdaelstraat   /   3, 5, 12 - stop Roelof Hartplein
parkingMuseum Quarter Car Park

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Café Loetje

Johannes Vermeerstraat 52
Amsterdam (Oud-Zuid)

+31 20 6628173

official website




around € 80*

* meal for two with wine
2 average starters and 2 main courses, 2 glasses of house wine, and 2 cups of coffee

Opening hours

Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon 10:00 - 22:30
Tue 10:00 - 22:30
Wed 10:00 - 22:30
Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri 10:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30

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