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Cafe de Jaren

) #283 of 3,268 Restaurants in Amsterdam $$ - $$$ , , Cafe
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 5771
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Location really lovely, if you have the possibility to take a table on the terrace or next to the window, the view is on the canal. The staff was not particularly friendly anyway was average. I'm disappointed by the food, I really did not enjoy...More

Thank desdi2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With seating on the canal for location this place is hard to beat 12 euros for orange juice, roll and butter cheese ham omelette, croissant and coffee Is excellent value We sat for an hour unhindered and soaked up the sun and watching the swans,...More

Thank Foodmad20
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was a little leary about going here given some of the reviews on Trip Advisor about the slow service. None the less my wife and I went for dinner. If you are there for dinner, the upper terrace is where you are directed. We...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed spending time here more than I can say. The staff couldn't do enough for you, even holding an outdoor table for a lot of the couple looking to dine outside.The views were amazing, the outdoor open air areas by the canal were a...More

Thank claire_kirby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night in Amsterdam and were not disappointed. The outside seating along a canal is wonderful. food was good, we had the vegetable lasagna that was loaded with eggplant, zucchini and tasty cheese. Agree with other reviews that the service...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Living abroad, I decided to celebrate my 60th birthday in the centre of Amsterdam with family and friends, 33 persons in all. I made a reservation well in advance. Cafe de Jaren made a good impression from the start. There was standard three course summer...More

Thank Coen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we came in to the bar the waiter ask us to leave with no apparent reason. We had seat down in a table they had no booked before but told us it was busy. I had never experienced such bad manners from a waiter...More

Thank José Carlos R
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch, had the lamb with couscous and vega lasagna. The food was really good, both dishes were excellent. The service is lacking though, nit so easy to get the staff's attention. They brought me cappuccino when I asked fir a beer,...More

Thank Ferd S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place is just what the doctor ordered after a long day of walking and touring the town. We sat by the canal, enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine and enjoyed the comings and goings on the water. If you you are hungry, the...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 4 June 2017

At the suggestion of our hotel clerk, we went to get some lunch at this cafe. No one greeted us when we entered. We found a table(not clean) ourselves. No waiter or waitress appeared, even after 2 other couples were seated nearby and their drink...More

Thank Barb O
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
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09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 5771
Cafe de Jaren opened its doors in june 1990 as one of the largest cafes in Amsterdam, sporting an entire new and unique formula. The concept is mirrored in its spacious and light-rich architecture and interior decoration, as well as in its pleasant, non-pushing atmosphere. The large building features a spacious cafe on the ground floor with an international reading-table, a pleasant restaurant with large-choice salad bar on the first floor, as well as a superb canal-view terrace.Situated right in the centre of Amsterdam, Cafe de Jaren can be easily reached by public transport.
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