Welcome to A. van Wees -
Your Dutch Restaurant in Amsterdam

Discover the rich and hearty flavors of Dutch cuisine in the heart of Amsterdam at Proeflokaal A. van Wees Our cozy Dutch Pub is specialized in local Amsterdam dishes & drinks, showcasing the best that the Netherlands has to offer. Whether you’re a local looking to satisfy your cravings or a visitor eager to explore Dutch gastronomy, we invite you to indulge in our menu.

Discover the Flavors of the
Netherlands with our menu

At Proeflokaal A. van Wees, we pride ourselves on serving a mixture of authentic Dutch recipes that have been passed down through generations, as well as more modern takes on traditional recipes. Our diverse menu features a variety of dishes that can be enjoyed during both lunch & diner. Examples of dishes on the menu of our Dutch Restaurant in Amsterdam are:

  • Dutch Cheese Fondue: Made exclusively with four premium local cheeses, our fondue offers a creamy and rich taste sensation.
  • Zeeuwse Mussels: the best Mussels come from the Dutch province Zeeland, in the south-west of the Netherlands. In our restaurant we serve a classic pot of mussels, cooked to perfection in a spicy tomato broth.
  • Beef Stew and Fries: A slow-cooked beef stew is a true classic in the Dutch cuisine, accompanied by crispy golden fries made from potatoes that grow in the area around Amsterdam.
  • Dutch Pea Soup: Warm up with our hearty, traditional pea soup.
  • Bitterballen: our famous Dutch snack can’t be missed when you visit our restaurant!
  • Kroketten: The big brother of the bitterbal, available in shrimp, vegan and meat.
  • Chicken Satay: a true Dutch pub should have this Indionesian specialty on it’s menu!
  • Seafood platter: Feast on the best that the Northsea has to offer.
  • Amsterdam Steak Tartare: Experience the unique taste of our steak tartare, prepared with traditional Amsterdam osseworst.
  • Advocaat Cheesecake: Complete your meal with our smooth and creamy cheesecake, made with house-distilled advocaat.

Discover our Dutch Beverages

At our Dutch restaurant in Amsterdam, we offer a wide selection of beverages that perfectly complement our dishes. Choose from an extensive range of Dutch beers on tap, including popular brands and local microbrews. Additionally, our in-house distillery produces a variety of traditional jenevers and liqueurs, capturing the essence of Dutch spirits.


Use the module at the bottom of the website to make a reservation for lunch, dinner, or a tasting in our tasting room. However, we would like to emphasize that you are always welcome to walk in without a reservation. With a little patience, we will always have a spot available for you.


We are the tasting house of the Amsterdam based distillery A. van Wees ‘De Ooievaar’ anno 1782, located at the Herengracht 319 in Amsterdam city center. You are welcome at our tasting house every day from 11.00 AM for drinks, tastings or some great local food.
We serve over 17 types of genevers (Dutch gin), more than 50 liqueurs and several other hard liquors from our own distillery. Our experienced Amsterdam bartenders love to tell you more about the history of our drinks and our distillery. Next to our genevers we serve over 20 local beers for a real Dutch experience, the Headbutt, which is the custom of drinking a genever with your beer.
At our food menu you will find a lot of items that are typical for a Bar in Amsterdam, like our famous Dutch Cheese Fondue, a Chicken Satay and some great burgers ans steaks. We also love working with local and seasonal products that you can find on our menu from time till time.
On a good day you can enjoy the sun till late at night at our cozy terrace. From our terrace and patio, you have a great view over the Herengracht, one of Amsterdams most famous canals. You can even reach our tasting house by boat!



Monday 11:00–23:00
Tuesday 11:00–23:00
Wednesday 11:00–23:00
Thursday 11:00–23:00
Friday 11:00–01:00
Saturday 10:00–01:00
Sunday 10:00–23:00