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Amsterdam's Best Terrace Cafés

Check out where Amsterdam locals and visitors go sitting on a café terrace, people-watching and enjoying fair weather. Some of the most idyllic café terraces in the centre of Amsterdam are:

 Old Centre 

Centrum


Café 't Loosje
Nieuwmarkt 32-34 - Nieuwmarkt
Old-Dutch, terrace, billiard

Centrum

druif
De Druif
Rapenburgerplein 83 - Kadijksplein
oldest pub in town, nice terrace, quiet place

Centrum

paleis
Café Het Paleis
Paleisstraat 16 - Dam Square
conveniently located lunch spot near Kalverstraat
 Old Centre 

Centrum


Caffe Esprit
Spui 10 - Spui
picturesque square, book market, popular meeting point

Centrum


De Koffieschenkerij
Oudekerksplein 27 - De Wallen
beautiful courtyard terrace, authentic, historic place, good coffee and homemade cakes
 Canal Belt 

Centrum

Het Molenpad
Café Het Molenpad
Prinsengracht 653
canal side terrace, students

Centrum

spanjer
Café Spanjer & van Twist
Leliegracht 60
outdoor seating at the picturesque Leliegracht

Centrum

walem
Walem
Keizersgracht 449
early designer bar with excellent (veg) quiches, waterside terrace
 Jordaan 

Centrum

Festina Lente
Festina Lente
Looiersgracht 40b - Jordaan
living room cafe, tapas, nice terrace, good coffee

Centrum

tsmalle
Café 't Smalle
Egelantiersgracht 12 - Jordaan
idyllic waterside terrace, authentic Dutch café

EAT outdoors

waterside, on terrace, in garden

The 10 Best Terrace Restaurants in Amsterdam

 Zuid 

Zuid

Gambrinus
Café Gambrinus
Ferdinand Bolstraat 180 - De Pijp
cozy neighborhood cafe, visited by locals, nice terrace

Vondelpark

theehuis
't Blauwe Theehuis
Vondelpark 5 - Oud-Zuid
UFO shaped building in modernist style, huge sunny terrace overlooking the park

TASTE

genevers, liqueurs and beers

in one of Amsterdam's authentic Tasting Rooms

 Oost 

Oost

bar
Louie Louie
Linnaeusstraat 11 - Oud-Oost
design bar, hot spot, sangria

Oost

bar
Brouwerij 't IJ
Funenkade 7 - Oud-Oost
brewery, beer tasting, windmill

Oost

Bar Bukowski at night
Bar Bukowski
Oosterpark 10 - Oud-Oost
Popular, students, breakfast, lunch
 outside Amsterdam's city centre 

West

De Toog
De Toog
Nicolaas Beetsstraat 142 - Oud-West
cosy neighbourhood cafe, terrace, Herman Brood

Noord

tsluisje
Café 't Sluisje
Nieuwendammerdijk 297
old brown café located at a small, old lock, with idyllic terrace


More attractive terrace cafés in Amsterdam

Café de Jaren Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20 - Rembrandtplein | offers riverside seating
Café van Zuylen Torensteeg 8 - Canal Belt | plenty of outdoor seating at an old bridge
Caffe Esprit Spui 10 - Spui, Dam | outdoor seating on a picturesque central square
De Pilsvogel Gerard Douplein 14 - De Pijp | eetcafé, close to the Albert Cuyp Market, good atmosphere
de Sluyswacht Jodenbreestraat 1 - Waterlooplein | great views of the Oude Schans
In de Waag Nieuwmarkt 4 - Nieuwmarkt | sitting in front of a medieval building
Loetje Centraal Stationsplein 10 - Centraal Station | quiet waterside terrace in front of central railway station
Nel Amstelveld 12 - Canal Belt | sit under century-old trees