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Cafe van Zuylen

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Neighbourhood:
Centrum
Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Cafe
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Torensteeg 4-8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 1055
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Northallerton
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chanced upon this place after finally finding somewhere to park the interior is very traditional and the menu is small but varied the food we had was delicious and the staff very friendly and welcoming. The prices are reasonable considering this is in the city centre and Amsterdam can be very expensive. Try the traditional Dutch food such as Grandmas... More 

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Thank Kidda2014
Moscow, Russia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Black big cat (the symbol of cafe) is now changing to another one (less fat and less black ;) Home-made cuisine, variety of wines, good staff. Dutch & Italian food, very cozy, in the evening quite noisy (but this is more "+" then "-") 👍🏻

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Thank Ani_LArina
Brisbane, Australia
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319 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An excellent place to stop and have a beer or two and take it all, good service, good beer and excellent views on the canals, what more could you ask for.

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Thank Davisy1980
London
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702 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to write home about, but not bad at all. It's a lovely spot on the canal, with a large outside eating area, away from main hustle of town, but busy enough for tourists and the odd local. Nice atmosphere, and the food was standard fare, sandwiches, panini, salad and local dishes such as croquette and bitter ballen. Reasonably priced... More 

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Thank nomadlad
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for a coffee before exploring Amsterdam. Nice view on the Singel Gracht and close to Dam square

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Thank Wisse T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This became a regular stop for us during our time in Amsterdam. Cozy, warm atmosphere. Did not eat as this was normally a nightcap stop for us on our way back to our hotel after a day of museums.

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Thank travelingirlfrompa
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for some lunch and liked the chilled vibe so much that we went back after dinner - when it was slightly more upbeat. House red was lovely, staff friendly and food simple but good with reasonable choice for vegetarians.

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Thank S_Hive_25
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking for a warm coffee, a fresh draft beer or a tasty bite in a quiet area of Amsterdam, you just found the right spot. I particularly like this place for its wooden tables, warm atmosphere and because it represents for me what Amsterdam coffee can offer you : a cosy place to rest after a long... More 

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Thank PH C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited this place in the evening January 8th 2017. There were only few visitors at this time. Beware of somebody sitting right behind you back to back!!! I got my wallet pulled out from my inner pocket of my coat which was hanging right on my chair. After all the guy behind me somehow returned my empty wallet back... More 

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Thank Alex R
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for a drink to get in out of the cold. Nice atmosphere, good tea and tasty chips and the staff were friendly.

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Thank Anna H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$28
Cuisine
Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torensteeg 4-8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 639 1055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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