Amsterdam Sights

Caffe Esprit

popular meeting place with great outdoor terrace near Kalverstraat shopping street

The indoor 'house of glass' gives you the idea of sitting outside, while in summertime it has a big terrace overlooking Spui square where you can have breakfast or lunch without being disturbed by the busy Amsterdam traffic.

Picturesque terrace of Caffe Esprit on the lovely Spui

Hot spot

Caffe Esprit, with its outdoor terrace surrounded by trees and small houses, is a relaxed place to sit and watch the people passing by. Because of its location close to Kalverstraat this hot spot is a popular place and meeting point for having a drink after a long day of shopping. Caffe Esprit is visited by a very diverse audience of shoppers, business people and students.

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Delicious food, poor service

The place is famed for its homemade carrot cake, cheese cake, club sandwiches, pastas, burgers and salads. But, as so many places in Amsterdam, the service could be experienced as poor and unprofessional.

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Caffe Esprit is situated in the heart of the city and has great views over Spui square. From its terrace you can see the narrow entrance to Begijnhof. Every Friday a book fair is held on Spui square in front of the café.

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How to get there?

tram1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 16, 24, 25 - stop Spui
parkingParkKing Kalverstraat

espritGreat outdoor terrace at Caffe Esprit, Spui Square, Amsterdam

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Caffe Esprit

Spui 10
Amsterdam (Spui)

+31 20 6392589

official website

Opening hours

Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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