Cafe de Jaren: "Beautiful "Grand" Cafe in the city center" Amsterdam Nightlife Tip by heryanta
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Cafe de Jaren is a bar/restaurant near Dam square. Is is located in a beautiful building with high ceilings and large windows.
The first (ground) floor is the bar area with several 'library' desks in the middle. I used to come here every sunday morning, sit by the window with a book and a pack of cigarette and drink coffee for hours. During the summer they will open the back door to a small veranda on the Amstel river(!) that sits about 12 people.
The second floor is a restaurant - they serve very decent food but be warned that they have 'typical' Dutch service. Don't expect them to come and check on you. You need to call them to get the menu, call them when you are ready to order, call them when you need more drinks, and yes call them when you want the bill :)
Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20
Directions: 5 minute walk Southeast of the Dam square
Theme: Eating and Drinking
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