Menu

 Typical Dutch with a trendy twist

 Great choice of special beers

 New dishes every season

The menu

Our specialties

extra

Who is Aaltje?

In 1803 Aaltje was the first Amsterdam kitchen maid who had the idea to gather her recipes. The first Dutch cookbook was born, awfully useful for other kitchen maids. The book was reprinted numerous times and endlessly improved. Aaltje’s cookbook is often seen as the symbol for the new path the Dutch cuisine slowly took.

Snacks

salmon, herring and eel on toast

€9,75

Plate with various types of sausages with mustard and Amsterdam pickles

€8,50

‘Bitterbal’ (typical savoury, meat-based dutch snack), per piece

€0,85

Goat cheese bitterbal

€0,95

Lobster croquette, per piece

€1,50

Vegetable croquette, per piece

€1,25

Cheese stick made with mature cheese, per piece

€0,95

Bread

Our bread is baked by Mühl bakery and made from wholemeal flour from ‘De Vriendschap’ mill, Wispe Triple beer and a pinch of ‘Van Houten’ cocoa. We serve our bread with butter and garden herb dip.

€4,50

appetizers

Limburgian onion soup with old ‘beemsterkaas’

€6,50

Creamy pea soup with Piment d’Espelette oil

€7,50

Salad with gratinated goat’s cheese, roasted almonds, pepper, beetroot and honey-mustard dressing

€9,75

Stew of veal and mushrooms under a puff pastry

€9,75

Classic steak tartar with grilled bread, poached egg and tartar sauce

€11,00

Fresh salmon tartar with seaweed salad, crème fra che and soy-citrus dressing

€11,50

Main courses

Aaltje ’s main courses are served with a small garnished plate, but without side dishes. Side dishes you can share, so you enjoy the preference.

Fish

Fried salmon fillet with green herb crust, asparagus and a creamy basil sauce

€18,50

Creamy shellfish risotto with grilled sea bass, mussels, pulpo and vegetables

€18,50

Whole plaice served with seasonal vegetables and gravy

€27,00

Meat

Rib eye from the grill, candied garlic, green beans in bacon and béarnaise sauce

€19,50

Roasted lamb rack, rouleau of braised shoulder with peas and gravy of rosemary

€19,95

AALTJES TENDERLOIN STEAK WITH BAKED MUSHROOMS, PUFFED SHALLOTS AND ITS OWN GRAVY (170GRAMS / 250GRAMS)

€20,00 / €26,00

SATAY AJAM, BASED ON A RECIPE OF JORDI’S GRANDMOTHER FROM THE DUTCH INDIES

€14,95

Braised beef with celeriac and pickled onion gravy

€15,95

Vegetarian

Dutch seasonal vegetables, tabouleh and small sweet potato pancakes

€16,95

Cheese fondue served with bread and various raw vegetables

€17,25

Side dishes

HOMEMADE FRIES WITH HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE

€4,00

Fried small potato

€4,50

Chicory with ham and cheese from the oven

€4,50

Warm apple compote

€2,50

Grandma’s salade

€4,25

For the children

BEEF TENDERLOIN WITH FRIES AND APPLESAUCE

€11,50

CHICKEN SATAY WITH FRIES AND APPLESAUCE

€7,50

Sea bass with fries and applesauce

€9,25

WARM DUTCH SNACK WITH FRIES AND APPLESAUCE

€6,50

PANCAKE WITH SYRUP AND POWDERED SUGAR

€6,50

After

Cheese

SELECTION OF DUTCH CHEESE WITH RAISIN BREAD AND APPLESYRUP

€11,75

Old port

COLHEITA PORT, QUINTA KOPKE, PORTUGAL, 1999

€7,00

Desserts

Puff pastry of “weespermoppen” parfait with apple and caramel sauce

€6,50

Warm ‘Van Houten’ chocolate fondant

€7,00

Strawberry Romanoff with meringue

€7,25

Cheesecake with raspberry structures

€6,50

AALTJES HOMEMADE TRUFFLE FROM A. V. WEES EGGNOG LIQUEUR, PER PIECE

€1,00

Madeleine’s from the oven, 4 pieces

€4,00

Ice creams

Vanilla

€1,50

Chocolate

€1,50

Caramel waffle

€1,50

‘Boerenjongens’ (raisins on brandy)

€1,50

‘Haagse hopjes’ (butterscotch)

€1,50

Blackberries sorbet

€1,50

Extra’s

Whipped cream

€2,50

Hot salted caramel sauce

€2,50

Warme chocolate sauce

€2,50

Warm cherries

€3,50

‘Advocaat’ eggnog from A. van Wees

€3,50

Dessert wines
per glass

Chenin Blanc, Domaine Cady, Loire, Frankrijk 2012

€6,50

Pedro Ximénez, Delgado Zuleta, Jerezde la Frontera, Spanje 2008

€6,50