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Lunchcafe Nielsen

#970 of 3,095 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Berenstraat 19, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 6006
Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Love this place. The chef kept producing these artistic heaps of food to all the tables. So delicious. My salad was heaped with goodies; grilled mushrooms, avocados, bacon, the tasty dressing. Love the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Dian P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Completely crammed place with almost no space to move. Tables stand so close to each other that you participate in a next table's conversation whether you like it or not. Coffee served was boiling hot and we had to wait ages for the waiter. The staff was also not customer friendly, almost like they don't care if a customer is... More 

Thank E W
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323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here twice while staying at Hotel Pulitzer around the corner. It would have been three times but it's closed on Mondays! The omelettes are delicious and the 'breakfast' with eggs, toast, fresh fruit salad, etc. is excellent value. We sat upstairs surrounded by paintings of pigs which we loved! and looking out the window at the world... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited the cafe for lunch, we ordered some sandwiches and all of them were delicious. Definitely we will visit it again when we are in Amsterdam.

Thank pygmalionas
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place and we're met by smiling friendly faces, great service, good bagels and fantastic coffee

Thank Supertedbaker
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always good to have lunch at Nielsen. I love the coffee and sweets, but also lunches (dagmenu!) are good.

Thank Ed020
Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Parents and 2 teens visited for Lunch in October. Good Eats and some of us ordered a second round as food was very good. Good coffee. Great Apple Pie! Highly recommended!

Thank P K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very Nice lunch, and friendly serviceminded staff. Fodd case quickly, and the staff mode sure everything was ok the whole visit. Rekommandert!

Thank sletto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A standard for years. Good quality ingredients, all meats and dairy products are organic. Great coffees, friendly staff who enjoy working here. Friendly priced. One of those places that you keep coming back to.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a brilliant little cafe... menu is simple but very tasty. Food is cooked fresh and the people serving are very friendly. A lovely spot for breakfast or lunch. Oh and for those that care... free WiFi!

Thank Jordan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berenstraat 19, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 6006

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

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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