• NELIS Amsterdam | Restaurant | Amsterdam East
  • Delicious and comfort food in the ‘Indische Buurt’
  • Open every day for dinner from 17:00
  • Close to Studio K | Javastraat | Stayokay Zeeburg | Bar Basquiat

Come in, have a drink and enjoy

Hello! Welcome to restaurant NELIS Amsterdam, we are glad you are here!

NELIS Amsterdam is open daily and we serve dinner.
The restaurant opens everyday at 5 o’clock pm, and we close whenever we are ready to go to bed.

Our restaurant is located on the Sumatrastraat 28 in Amsterdam East, (Indische Buurt), in a street that connects to the Javastraat. You will find us next to hairdresser Kwiyasse and close to Stayokay Zeeburg and Studio K.

Besides tasting good food, you will also experience our passion for hospitality over here.

Please come in, have a drink, and feel at home!

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We are Kees and Inge, and together we are NELIS. In our daily lives we are standing next to each other and next the people around us. This can be notices in both our home and our restaurant.

Our common interest and passion for good food has gradually grown since we met each other. We want to share this passion with you; that is how NELIS has started.

We are down to earth, ordinary, and typically Dutch. But we want our restaurant to be good.
That is why you will not find a stiff atmosphere or trendy dishes; you will find a warm welcome and good comfort food.

We are looking forward to welcoming you; it is time to meet new people in the neighborhood!

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Special and well prepared

Food & drinks

At restaurant NELIS we serve basic and wellknown dishes, but these are very well prepared according to high standards.

And remember; nice food does not have to be expensive!

What would you like to eat today? Below you will find our menu.

Next to NELIS

NELIS is an oldfashioned boys name from the Jordan area of Amsterdam. The Jordan area used to be a quarter for the working class, where the normal and ordinary people lived.

We are convinced there is a hidden ‘NELIS’ in everyone:
NELIS is your friend, someone who is always there. He can make you laugh and cry, he is honest and straightforward. So at NELIS we say, what you see, it what you get.

‘No one is aware of the fact, that many people are despirately trying to be ordinary’

NELIS Amsterdam is an approachable restaurant with no fuss.
We want you to feel comfortable, so please be welcome and feel at home!
Would you like to visit the restaurant by yourself? No problem, we will be there for you.

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Who is sitting next to you?

You can make a reservation by clicking on the button below.

Would you like to reserve a table for 8 persons or more?
Call or e-mail us! Click here for viewing the group menu.

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Our restaurant is located in the ‘Indische Buurt’ of Amsterdam East. The Sumatrastraat connects to the Javastraat. You will find us next to hairdresser Kwiyasse and close to Stayokay Zeeburg and Studio K.
Meet us: Sumatrastraat 28H, 1094 ND Amsterdam
Call us: 020-22 11 642
Mail us:

Do you come by public transport?
You will find NELIS close to tram stop Javaplein. This is where tram 14, bus 22,65 and 359 stop. It is an 8 minute walk from train station and bus/tram stop Muiderpoort to our restaurant. This is where tram 3 and 7 stop, as well as bus 22, 37 and 41.


Restaurant NELIS Amsterdam is has two vacancies available for:

– A responsible attendance employee for 32 hours spread over 5 days
– A dishwasher for 2 to 4 nights a week

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