Amsterdam Sights

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:

Canal Belt area

Prinsengracht 653
Het Molenpad
- café-galery-eetcafé with a canalside terrace

Prinsengracht 2
Cafe het Papeneiland
- Amsterdam's oldest cafe

Keizersgracht 449
- early designer bar with excellent (veg.) quiches
Leliegracht 60
Spanjer & van Twist
- outdoor seating at the beautiful Leliegracht
Paleisstraat 16
Café Het Paleis
- outdoor terrace on the Singel
Nel Amstelveld
Amstelveld 12
Nel Amstelveld
- sit under century-old trees

Torensteeg 8
Café van Zuylen
- plenty of outdoor seating at an old bridge

Jordaan area

Egelantiersgracht 12
't Smalle
- the most charming terrace of Amsterdam
Prinsenstraat 30
De Vergulde Gaper

Old Centre area

't Loosje Amsterdam
Nieuwmarkt 32
't Loosje
- outside terrace with a good view of the Nieuwmarkt square
Rapenburgerplein 83
De Druif
- one of Amsterdam's oldest pubs
Nieuwmarkt 4
In de Waag
- sitting in front of a medieval building
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20
Café de Jaren
- offers riverside seating
SmitsStationsplein 10
Smits Koffiehuis
- quiet waterside terrace in front of central station
De SluyswachtJodenbreestraat 1
Café de Sluyswacht
- offers great views

De Pijp area

De Pilsvogel Amsterdam
Gerard Douplein 14
De Pilsvogel
- eetcafé, close to the Albert Cuyp Market, good atmosphere.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 180
- nice sunny terrace in the afternoon

Oud-Zuid area

Vondelpark 3
- terrace seats under Vondelpark's tall trees
Vondelpark 5
't Blauwe Theehuis
- Vondelpark. Modernistic pavilion with huge terrace.


Nieuwendammerdijk 297
Cafe 't Sluisje

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Drink a coffee or beer while people, bikers and boats are passing by.

Terrace restaurants

Eat outdoors waterside, on terrace, in garden

Taste genevers, liqueurs and beers

in one of Amsterdam's authentic tasting rooms