De Koffieschenkerij

coffee bar in the sacristy of De Oude Kerk

De Koffieschenkerij

The picturesque, monastery garden of 'De Koffieschenkerij' in the very heart of Amsterdam

A small café with peaceful terrace located in Amsterdam's oldest building (from 1306).

De Koffieschenkerij ('The Coffee Parlor') is situated in a part of De Oude Kerk that was built in 1515. The walls, ceiling, paintings and floor remind you that you are in a place that breathes a rich history.

Adjacent to the bar is the Rembrandt Room, where painter Rembrandt van Rijn took out the banns with Saskia van Uylenburgh in 1634.

Idyllic courtyard terrace

Drinking coffee or having a lunch at this historic site is a unique experience. When the weather is fine you could also sit outside in the monastery garden.

The inconspicuous courtyard terrace is one of the best kept secrets of the city. In an oasis of tranquility you'll have a great view over Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal.


De Koffieschenkerij is located in the former sacristy of De Oude Kerk in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, close to Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Beurs van Berlage, Nieuwmarkt and Chinatown.

On the menu  

Café De Koffieschenkerij serves good coffee, artisan cakes and a basic breakfast.

  • Croissant, butter & jam
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
  • Apple pie
  • Almond cake
  • Carrot cake
  • Sodas & juices
  • Low-alcoholic beers

Tap water is for free. You can take it yourself at the bar.

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