Amsterdam's Best Grand Cafés

renowned grand-cafés in the city centre

All bars mentioned on this website are popular spots that are visited by locals and not mainly targeted at tourists

most popular

Krasnapolsky

Grand Café Krasnapolsky

famous establishment with rich history, fantastic view of the bustling Dam Square

luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg

watching people from the 'parisien' terrace, elegant meeting place, international reading table

cafeamericain

Café Americain  

art-deco style, frequently visited by artists, elegant terrace

hoekenrode

Hoekenrode  

spacious grand café & restaurant with large bar and outdoor terrace, can be busy on Friday

Zuidoost / Bijlmer Centrum

lopera

Grand Café l´Opera 

Warm and cozy interior with beautiful Art Deco details located in a beautiful monumental building.

debalie

De Balie

cultural hot spot, large windows, accessible, terrace

cafedejaren

Café de Jaren  

spacious and light, nice terrace, mosaic floor, students

dekroon

De Kroon  

spacious grand cafe with nice window seats overlooking Rembrandtplein

eye

EYE bar-restaurant

the most stunning views imaginable of the IJ harbour and Amsterdam's Central Station

Noord / IJ Waterfront


All bars mentioned on this website are popular spots that are visited by locals and not mainly targeted at tourists