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Cafe de Jaren

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 5771
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Gastropub, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent canal side location, perfect. Good food (I think great!) and okay cocktails. Sat under the umbrella on the canal. Great time! TRY THIS!

Thank glenuehlein
DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear glenuehlein, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and our cocktails. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Café de Jaren

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Cafe de Jaren for its central location, reasonable prices and seating outside, with canal views. It is a classic in Amsterdam and still good.

Thank FerrisXL
DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear FerrisXL, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on TripAdvisor! We hope that you enjoyed your stay at Café de Jaren. Kind regards, Café de Jaren

Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast 'de jaren' is amazing and for good value. The decoration inside is very nice and the view outside with the canal boats is very relaxing. Highly recommended for a stop during your visit to the city centre.

Thank fieke782018
DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear fieke782018, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at TripAdvisor. We like the fact that you enjoyed our location and decoration! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Café de Jaren

Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this restaurant is perfect, right on the canal, surrounded by green trees, it's lovely. But that's the only positive thing about it. The service was SO slow, lazy and unfriendly. We had to wait 20 minutes for a napkin! I heard the...More

Thank Sasha L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor slow and relatively unfriendly service here. I imagine if you are seated outside overlooking the canal the views distract you from the slow service. The interior decor is dilapidated and it's not too clean either. Our table was wiped down with a dirty...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was extremely slow and the plates on the salad buffet was always empty. Staff was not looking happy. The decoration was dated, not in good shape and looking clean. The restaurant overall was not apetizing at all. Totally not worth a star.

Thank Güliz Ç
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the restaurant is in vicinity to trams and in middle of city center, its location makes takes it away from any noise. Dinner is served upstairs which has an outside terrace as well. The view from terrace is beautiful. But if you are...More

Thank Aastha M
DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Aastha M, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on TripAdvisor! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Café de Jaren. Thank you very much and we hope to host you next time you will come to Amsterdam! Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to eat- food was good. Our waiter was good and overall our meal was quite pleasant experience. Note for Americans - their conception of "salad bar" is different than ours - what they mean is a collection of mostly cooked vegetables chosen by...More

Thank beryl_greene
DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear beryl_greene, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvsior! Nice to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Café de Jaren

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here twice now, great terrace and spacious interior but poor menu and average service at quite high prices, Tuna ciabatta 10e. Could be an amazing place but the opportunity is being squandered.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

As a well travelled person ive have never seen such discusring behavior from a manager. A dish was served with hair in it we asked for the dish to be sent back to the kitchen my friend was asked if they would like another dish...More

1  Thank Ryan T
Nearby
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
...More
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
I used to bring my dog with me. Don’t imagine they’ve changed their policy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
8:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, 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
  • E-mail
Description
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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