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Cafe de Jaren

$$ - $$$, , 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
$$ - $$$
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got this recommendation from the Rick Steves' pocket guide. The tram stop at Muntplein is two blocks away. Large bar and cafe downstairs with seats overlooking the canal. Outside seating on the canal( it was raining). We had drinks in the bar before going up...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last evening I came here for dinner with my friend. The last time I was here was probably too long ago. The atmosphere was great, the food was very good too, and if you include the salad buffet you end up eating a lot. The...More

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Den Haag (The Hague) for two years between the age of six and eight years. Ever since then I have returned to Holland every couple of years. About a decade ago I stumbled across Cafe de Jaren. It became a must visit....More

Thank jassimalk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern decor, relaxed atmosphere (people working on laptops in corners), pleasant staff. A good place to chill out and have a beer or a coffee. Tables in the open air for a fine day with a terrace upstairs.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice side salad and excellent bread while waiting for my steak. My glass of wine took a long time to come. The steak arrived and as soon as I cut it I realised it was undercooked for medium. Too much blood. I had to attract...More

Thank Hamkorlik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here with a group of friends. Food was great and our meal came with a trip to a salad bar. Everyone was very pleased with their meal. Would eat here again. They also have a patio area down by the canal which would be...More

Thank JohnW44671
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had a very nice brunch there, we had the chance to sit along the windows and enjoyed the nice view. The menu is rich and quite original, local with many twist, quite organic and healthy oriented (that is a ++). The place and atmosphere...More

Thank Marion L
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The place is great. It has a nice newspaper, relaxed vibe culture. However the staff are AWFUL. Dutch customer service is not known to be great, but this place really takes the title of worst customer service in the City. Only visit if you intend...More

Thank stevenrose23
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

True enough, it rained all day the following day. Nevertheless, we enjoyed one great evening at this cafe by the canal. The view was simply great with the boats passing by and some ordering drinks from their boat. There was not enough waiters in the...More

Thank Camila120428
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Great inner-city location with a delightful terrace at rear on the edge of a canal. Terrible shame that the staff are off-hand and the food is no better. My ciabatta roll was served with a steak knife to cut through it so they obviously knew...More

Thank Angus M
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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