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Cafe van Zuylen

$$ - $$$
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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Today
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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County Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a true Dutch pub. Most of the customers were Dutch. The food was excellent. The service was FRIENDLY and helpful - a great asset in Amsterdam. It is a few minutes walk from the Anne Frank house and near many of the main hotels. Worth seeking out. The burgers are great.

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Thank IE2015Traveller
Istanbul, Turkey
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291 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Previously I have been there for a breakfast. This time just by chance I discovered that this place is a great location for a sunny afternoon drink. It is mostly preferred by locals on the weekends. You can stop by for a drink. It can be overcrowded so do ask for a fancy drink but a beer or wine perhaps.... More 

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Thank Emre F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best nachos in the town, for sure. with beer. nice stuff, good location. big open air area in nice weather

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Thank umoveudie
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting down for lunch to wait 10 minutes to be served, to wait another 15 minutes for a coke, a water, portion of chicken wings and some meatballs, to find out the meatballs are bouncy balls from the freezer. The wings weren't all that bad but definitely not home made.

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Thank Lez J
cheshire
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217 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely cafe to just sit and have a drink or a coffee but this time we had a meal and it was very good indeed, the goats cheese salad in particular. Lovely friendly staff too.

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Thank candirisk
Northallerton
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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345 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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724 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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

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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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