Cafe de Jaren

16 reviews
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Experience the best of Amsterdam at Cafe de Jaren. This beautiful cafe offers some of the most scenic views of the River Amstel from the heart of the city. Cafe de Jaren is centrally located, between the Muntplein and the Amsterdam Music Theatre on Waterlooplein. The restaurant has two floors, including an indoor reading table and a canal-facing terrace for beautiful outdoor dining. Cafe de Jaren has its own jetty for easy entry by boat as well as foot.

Cafe de Jaren features an expansive menu, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as desserts, snacks and high teas. Food is incredibly fresh and bursting with flavor. The cafe offers late night dining. High teas are available for parties of 10 or more.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Café, Dutch, European
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 8:30 am–1:00 am
Fri, Sat 8:30 am–2:00 am
Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
020 625 5771
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Public transit

Spui (Rokin)
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wij hebben beneden moeten eten vanwege renovate van restaurant. Misschien meer geluid beneden? Eten was goed. Service with a smile.

New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Seated us as soon as we arrived with a beautiful view of the canal. Took our orders and food was excellent. Salmon and sweet potatoes with a bottle of white wine. Would definitely come back.

9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great location and food. We were recommended the restaurant by a friend. Our server seemed vacant and didn’t explain the salad bar to us.

2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Super slow service and very rude staff . Shame because food is ok

2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place was terrible. I got big long Curly hair in my food, the waiter took it away without even saying anything and the manager came over and asked if I would like something else instead. Not very apologetic at all. I then got my food when my friends were finished theirs. Even then no one came to ask us if we needed another drink or if we’d like dessert. It was shocking. When I went to pay the bill they had full charged for the food and were again not apologetic about the inconvenience. I mentioned it the manager and he reacted rude and confused at me being upset about the experience. In the end he took 2 drinks off the bill. All the same I think this place is badly run and clueless when it comes to customer experience. Never again!

1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

De gepofte zoete aardappels waren heel lekker. Mijn partner had vis maar vond mijn lekkerder.

2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Last minute booking - just what we needed to relax after a long day sight seeing

6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Beautiful open space.
Upstairs dining: Salad bar has wonderful selection of vegetables. Food was very good. Need reservations.
Downstairs: Groups and couples talking, sharing, hanging out. Has late hours. Went back in the evening for tea/coffee & dessert.

3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited in evening for dinner which was enjoyable. Amsterdam has so many bistro/restaurants and Cafe de Jaren is well worth a visit

1 review
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 1

We hadden iets te vieren, dus tafel gereserveerd. Er was een borrel van 200 Zuidassers die zoveel lawaai maakten dat we zijn vertrokken na een klein hapje, De dames waren bijzonder vriendelijk en we kregen de prijs van een drankje terug. Ik ga dus niet meer reserveren omdat ik dit soort verrassingen niet nog een keer wil, jammer, want leuke tent en lekker eten, groet, Saskia

New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Hard to answer the last question since this was our only time there but there were definitely large parties celebrating. However they seated us in a little alcove which was perfect and we were never neglected. Had salmon with a lovely salsa .

16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner here during our recent visit and had a lovely dinner. We would have loved to have eaten on their beautiful terrace, that was the only one we saw the entire trip that was smoke-free, but the wind was so fierce we ate inside. The food and the service were very good. We also liked that it was not full of tourists, but had some local folks as well. The menu was pretty varied and they did a great job of helping us with some special dietary restrictions.

4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We sat outside with a spectacular view of a canal and Amstel River. We enjoyed watching all of the boats and the spectacular city landscape. The restaurant was busy and somewhat short staffed. Our server and host were very nice, just spread out a little thin. We were not in a hurry so speedy service was not a factor. The food was excellent and well prepared. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Amsterdam. Spend an evening, enjoy the view and ambiance!

1 review
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Tanto la comida como el servicio dejan mucho que desear. No lo recomiendo para nada

2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Awful service, took ages to get a drink. Food was not nice. Portion sizes too small.

5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our last night in Amsterdam. Lovely table on the outdoor terrace overlooking the canal. Accommodated my lactose-free diet. Delicious salad bar.