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Quiet haven in the busy city of Amsterdam

Without planning to go here beforehand we stumbled into this rather small but very traditional and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sturian
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Crazy cafe

Dropped in on a recent 3 day stay to Amsterdam with my family. It was a hive of activity, crazy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LondonMac1
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Ongar, United Kingdom
via mobile
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This atmospheric café opened in 1642, a great place for some good drinks, food and quiet conversation.
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Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centrum
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+31 20 624 1989
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without planning to go here beforehand we stumbled into this rather small but very traditional and cozy pub. Enjoyed some nice beers and some bitterballen before leaving for the airport. The smell of the freshly handmade apple pie was amazing and we will for sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sturian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on a recent 3 day stay to Amsterdam with my family. It was a hive of activity, crazy cozy place that seemed to be popular with locals and tourists alike. People were crammed into the tiny bar drinking, chatting, laughing and eating apple...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LondonMac1
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Fabulous old pub - totally full of original character. Great ales, good cheerful customer service & totally (must try) apple pie and cream. This place is featured in the Flybe flight magazine, otherwise we would never have heard about it. Shame... because it’s an absolute...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pinkfish01
Reviewed 23 October 2018

What a wonderful treat to visit this cafe while we were in Amsterdam. It is beautifully decorated with old delft tiles and plates along some steep steps to the second floor. The old ceramic beer taps provided so much charm to the bar. The apple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eanselm
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Lovely cosy traditional canal-side cafe. Excellent beer, but the star attraction is the Appeltaart. Trust me, you won't find better anywhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DevaBob
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Old. Aged. Charming. Lived-in. Wooden. Excellent La Chouffe on draft. Seating also upstairs with a view of the beautiful canal alongside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank david n
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by an Airbnb foodie tour as THE place to go for Dutch Apple pie. It was absolutely delicious. It was the best Apple pie I ever had: not overly sweet with a nice crunch crust.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurence C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

My experience was terrible because I found elements in the cakes that are a danger to health. First I found in my apple cake a hair. Thinking it was an accident that it can happen, I complained to the waiter and get another piece of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martha Luz M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you want to taste some local beer and apple pie (do not hesitate, they go along each other) this is the right spot! Het Papeneiland is the traditional Amsterdam cafe with a very tasty beer and more than awesome Dutch apple pie. Staff is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aleksandar K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Came here for breakfast after skipping the pancake company because of queues. So glad I did. I'd been to winkel 43 which is nearby for their apple pie, which was awesome, but I think this one might just pip it. Sat inside as it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scott j
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
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and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Papeneiland opens from 10.00 am o'clock till 3.00 am
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