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De Balie

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A fantastic interior!

The place is really nice, always full of people and they give quite an atmosphere especially at the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
petcu a
via mobile
Last stop of the day

After a long day of visiting Amsterdam we wanted to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. De Balie is... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
20 Aug 2018
“A fantastic interior! ”
9 Mar 2018
“Last stop of the day”
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Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 | Grachtengordel: East, 1017 RR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 553 5130
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The place is really nice, always full of people and they give quite an atmosphere especially at the bar. The stuff is quick and friendly. The coffee is ok, not the best, but good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank petcu a
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

After a long day of visiting Amsterdam we wanted to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. De Balie is perfect for this as it is not a touristic place aimed at fast food and drinks. Always full with interesting people and if you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This venue is a theater with a bar and small restaurant set up in the lobby area. Tables very tightly packed. Food was quite tasty. Staff was friendly. Large selection of tap beer and other libations available.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I normally regularly go to Cafe de Jaren in Amsterdam but on my last visit whilst buying my mum the new iPhone6S for her birthday from the neighbouring Apple Store I stumbled across the cafe at De Balie. It is outstanding and the coffee and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jassimalkanani
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We decided to eat in the restaurant before the film, and what a good choice that turned out to be. The staff were attentive and more knowledgable than I would have expected on gluten free prep of the food and the wine choices, how robustly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gavin C
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

What we enjoyed here, is that you can take your time and relax a moment. We ordered drinks and then had no rush to leave again soon. There are enough tables. The menu looked also very nice.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We sat in the corner always good seats with the view towards the bar. I had a ginger hot water and they also gave a slice of red pepper which gave a very nice spicy taste, my first ;-) What's also nice is that they...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 19 December 2016

De Balie is my cafe on the Leidse Plein, before i go to cinema or theatre. For a drink, but also for a nice meal. In De Balie is also a cinema, a theatre, and a place for discussions.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank DirkVermeulen_13
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

i attended a talk in de balie, i loved the atmosphere. in addition to cultural events there is also a very nice cafe. i recommend the place if you are spending sometime in amsterdam

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Aya E
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here consisting of scrambled eggs, toast with jam and butter, a croissant, tea and a delicious yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. No complaints, friendly staff, nice building. A perfect start to the day.

Date of experience: November 2016
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