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Native Amsterdam owner Joyce Lieven has spent her career celebrating the bounty of the traditional grill at some of the city’s most iconic restaurants including ‘De Nachtwacht’ and ‘Castell’ before opening ‘Venus & Adonis’ in 2015.

The authentic restaurant was named after a beautiful painting called ‘Venus & Adonis’ by a pupil painter of the great Rembrandt van Rijn, just like the owner Joyce Lieven was a pupil at the successful steak restaurant ‘De Nachtwacht’, named after one of the grand master pieces of van Rijn’s paintings.

Today, Restaurant Venus & Adonis blends the spirit of the city’s current dining scene with grilled classics. Can’t choose? Just try them all with our shared dining concept.



A tasty evening

Visit restaurant Venus & Adonis in Amsterdam for modern style dining with a classic grilled touch. We use vegetarian and plant based products, honest meat, local fish and seasonal ingredients. We are all about having a great time while enjoying amazing, tasty and honest food complemented by expertly crafted cocktails and an extensive natural wine selection.

Enjoy our tasty food cosy inside in the winter, while a seasonal terrace is sure to make your summer evenings in the city magical. Even if you come by yourself, you’ll feel at ease on a seat at the bar at Restaurant Venus & Adonis in a cosy setting at the centre of Holland’s most vibrant city.

We make sure you’ll have a genuine, warm welcome and personal service in a pleasant ambiance. Book your table and we’ll take care of the rest.

Tijdens de feestdagen zijn wij alleen gesloten op 1e kerstdag. Alle andere dagen gelden de reguliere openingstijden voor onze keuken. Vanaf kerstavond t/m Oud & Nieuw serveren wij een speciaal 3- gangen menu naast ons à la carte menu.
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