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Cafe de Jaren

) #286 of 3,241 Restaurants in Amsterdam €€ - €€€ , , Cafe
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 5771
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we came in to the bar the waiter ask us to leave with no apparent reason. We had seat down in a table they had no booked before but told us it was busy. I had never experienced such bad manners from a waiter...More

Thank José Carlos R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch, had the lamb with couscous and vega lasagna. The food was really good, both dishes were excellent. The service is lacking though, nit so easy to get the staff's attention. They brought me cappuccino when I asked fir a beer,...More

Thank Ferd S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just what the doctor ordered after a long day of walking and touring the town. We sat by the canal, enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine and enjoyed the comings and goings on the water. If you you are hungry, the...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the suggestion of our hotel clerk, we went to get some lunch at this cafe. No one greeted us when we entered. We found a table(not clean) ourselves. No waiter or waitress appeared, even after 2 other couples were seated nearby and their drink...More

Thank Barb O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited 50 mn to get simple tuna sandwiches on ciabatta and waitresses were slow lazy slugs. Cafe de Jaren is a very large cafe/restaurant that benefits from a nice view on canals, but the food is more than average and service is really upsetting.

Thank Sylvie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here when arrived in Amsterdam as a recommendation from the hotel. Fabulous location on the terrace overlooking the Amstel but very slow and slightly rude service. We both had salad from the salad bar where ch was decidedly mediocre. Shame as the terraces...More

Thank Annie1Birmingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here our first night in Amsterdam after looking around the area for about 20 minutes for a place that had good vegetarian options to eat. Cafe de Jaren had the most variety and a lovely view, which we had hoped for. We enjoyed...More

Thank Lindsay N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely re-visit to the Cafe de Jaren. If you're travelling in Amsterdam and want a sojourn in a quiet corner of the city to people watch, this is the place! Two terraces on the side of a river junction just up from the Hotel Doelen,...More

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful café with a small cozy terrace with a Nice view to the Amstel canal the only thing is you have to wait a little bit before you get a drink because is always busy....

Thank Davide B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place next to the canal, very big and classy place Food is good and portions are decent, prices are also reasonable price.

Thank Kadidja S
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, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
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
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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