Terrace Cafés

Amsterdam's most idyllic café terraces

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

Most popular

koffieschenkerij

De Koffieschenkerij

beautiful courtyard terrace, authentic, historic place

Centrum / Old Centre
eye

EYE bar-restaurant

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

IJpromenade 1 / IJ Waterfront

toussaint

Café Toussaint  

nice terrace, child-friendly eetcafé with good food

West / Oud-West

occo

Café 't Loosje

former waiting room for the horse-drawn tram

Centrum / Nieuwmarkt
esprit

Caffe Esprit

popular meeting place with great outdoor terrace on picturesque square

Centrum / Spui
dedruif

De Druif

oldest pub in town, nice terrace, historic place

Centrum / Old Centre
hetpaleis

Café Het Paleis

conveniently located lunch spot near Kalverstraat, friendly service

Centrum / Dam
luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg

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

Centrum / Spui