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grandma-style Dutch kitchen, simple interior and low prices

Restaurant Hap-Hmm specialises in authentic Dutch cuisine and has been around since 1935. This charming restaurant has a changing daily menu and the cooks use only fresh ingredients and seasonal vegetables.

Interior of Dutch neighborhood restaurant Hap-Hmm. Photo by Alex /

Good value for money

Hap-Hmm has a large group of regular customers - a mix of older local people and students - and a good value for money: a full meal starts from €8.50. It is often packed. You cannot reserve a table at Hap-Hmm. Sometimes you have to wait for seats, but it is worth waiting for the good food.


Hap-Hmm has a simple, old-fashioned interior. Note that this is not a place for hipsters or trendy people. Visitors can choose between the restaurant tables, and go for the whole tasting menu, and the bar, to have a few bites.

Living room interior of Dutch neighborhood restaurant Hap-Hmm. Photo by Petr Vasilyev

On the menu

Homely food, like: grootmoeders gehaktbal (grandmother's meatball), Hollandse biefstuk (Dutch steak), stoofperen (stewed pears), appelmoes (apple sauce), warme vla (warm custard), rabarber (rhubarb).


The restaurant is situated in a quiet street of Oud-West neighborhood, outside busy tourist areas but still on walking distance from Leidseplein.

How to get there?

tram1 - stop Eerste Constantijn Huygensstr.   /   3, 12 - stop Overtoom
parkingQ-Park Byzantium

Street side entrance of Dutch neighborhood restaurant Hap-Hmm

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Eerste Helmersstraat 33
Amsterdam (Oud-West)

+31 20 6181884

official website


Dutch home cooking


around € 40*

* 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 closed
Mon 17:00 - 20:30
Tue 17:00 - 20:30
Wed 17:00 - 20:30
Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri 17:00 - 20:30
Sat closed

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