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Lunchcafe Nielsen

#901 of 3,184 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Berenstraat 19, 1016 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 6006
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nielsen is a no nonsense quality spot in the 9 Streets. While the decor might not be as trendy as its location, the food is very nice and varied.

Thank JFM_81
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here after it was recommended in a guide book. Food and service were great and it was easy to locate.

Thank RBucks
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A very good American breakfast. Very fast service. The assortment of fruit on the plate was good when you order the breakfast special. Pleasant surroundings.

Thank crljs
Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this as in same street as brothers apt. We all had lunch. The omelettes are fantastic as are the bacon and eggs! All the food looks great and the freshest croissant I have ever had. The staff are the friendliest you will ever meet. Give it a go!

Thank Brian703
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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627 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 525 helpful votes
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 

Thank fmck49
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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, 1016 GG 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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