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Cafe Papeneiland

Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 1989
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Great way to start or end your day!

Known as a ‘brown café’, this historic canal house in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam, serves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pam C
Ormond Beach, Florida
A must!

The Appeltaart (with a dollop of whipped cream) is as good as you would have read in other places!!!

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Bernice G
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This atmospheric café opened in 1642, a great place for some good drinks, food and quiet conversation.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 1989
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Known as a ‘brown café’, this historic canal house in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam, serves piping hot coffees and heavenly apple cake…thick slices of tender, moist, sweet apples with a light, flaky crust accompanied by a huge dollop of whipped cream. Our understanding was...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Appeltaart (with a dollop of whipped cream) is as good as you would have read in other places!!!

Thank Bernice G
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This was a cool corner spot with both indoor and outdoor seating. I'm not really sure what they have besides beer and their Apple pie but that's what we went for. The pie is simply fantastic. A huge slice if layered, tender apples with a...More

Thank Mads621
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Happened upon this place while wandering around Amsterdam on a November night. The interior is charming and authentic. The patrons that night were all locals. Upstairs there is small section where they were smoking and watching football - I wouldn't recommend sitting here. We got...More

Thank elizamay2016
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing and oozes authentic Dutch charm. Good mix of locals and tourists. You must get the apple tart!

Thank TwoRoamingTravelers
Reviewed 6 March 2017

5 of us friends arrived here to taste the famous apple pie and stayed for hours enjoying the authentic atmosphere and beers and bitter ballen, ( prob spelt wrong ). Amazing apple pie and a warm friendly place.

1  Thank Una M
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited three times during our stay in Amsterdam. It wasn't far from where we were staying and great old Brown Bar. The ambience is lovely. We didn't try any food but the beer was great and my wife had the Genver....More

Thank chache47
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe Papeneiland is the main subject of the most picturesque view in Amsterdam. It is also a perfect example of a Dutch brown cafe. The interior is very atmospheric. I stopped by around 11:00 with my wife and my 2 year old son. We had...More

1  Thank FeedTheOwl
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Tiny little place but go and have a slice of two-inch thick pie filled with well-spiced apples and a pleasant crust. Not like any apple pie/cake have ever had...4€ for a nice sized slice suitable for breakfast, snack or anytime. Very pleasant staff and all...More

Thank 104KB2
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This authentic dutch pub is a good place to have drink or two. This pub is really old and they didn't change much over the years which gives it a pleasant athmosphere.

Thank zimof1
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
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