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“Hidden patio overlooking the canal.”
Review of Cafe de Jaren

Cafe de Jaren
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Ranked #785 of 4 398 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: Cafe de Jaren opened its doors in june 1990 as one of the largest cafes in Amsterdam, sporting an entire new and unique formula. The concept is mirrored in its spacious and light-rich architecture and interior decoration, as well as in its pleasant, non-pushing atmosphere. The large building features a spacious cafe on the ground floor with an international reading-table, a pleasant restaurant with large-choice salad bar on the first floor, as well as a superb canal-view terrace.Situated right in the centre of Amsterdam, Cafe de Jaren can be easily reached by public transport.
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We came here with our tour guide. A gorgeous, modern café inside, there's a nice outdoor patio in back along the canal that you wouldn't expect when viewing it from the street. The service wasn't great, but the atmosphere (and prices!) sure was.

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Thank Kelly O
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DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Kelly,

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us on TripAdvisor!

Nice to hear that you enjoyed our terrace!

We hope to be able to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards,

Café de Jaren

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Lunch is great! Especially the steak and the burger. Nice touch with their exotic side salad. Staff is very friendly and the view was great!!! Recommended for a casual lunch.

Thank Knabuljebain
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DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Knabuljebain,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on TripAdvisor!

Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Café de Jaren, I will share your compliments with our team.

It will be a pleasure to host you again in future.

With best regards,

Café de Jaren

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The location is superb ,tables next to the Amstel river outside in the sunny days.Also,inside the decoration is very nice .Give a try to their sweets such as tiramisu .

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Thank skywriter55
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DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Skywriter55,

Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Café de Jaren.

Thank you for your compliments and kind words, I will share them with the team!

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,

Café de Jaren

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I recently took some photographer friends on a weekend trip to Amsterdam. After extensive research of restaurants, I chose this to be the one for our final night.

We sat on the first floor patio overlooking the canal watching the boats and sunset as we ate on a warm Sunday evening.

Food was great, but I had what I thought was a curry and turned out to be jacket sweet potato with little bit of curry on top. If I had known this I wouldn't have chosen it, so I was disappointed with my choice of meal, but the quality of the food was very good. Buffet salad was disappointing as a few of the dishes were empty.

Service was exceptional, and very friendly. Would definitely return again, but chose a different dish.

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Thank RobPG1970
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DeJaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear RobPG1970,

We appreciate your feedback about the meal and we will share this with our team.

Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Café de Jaren.

We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Café de Jaren

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We visited Cafe De Jaren as it was near our hotel. We stopped for a quick lunch on the first occasion and had Homous and a bread dish to share, ( this was in the downstairs section) Our waitress was very friendly and offered suggestions for drinks and the lunch we opted for.
We returned for dinner on two occasions, ( upstairs) the service was okay as the staff were busy. We both had the sweet potato/ curry dish on both occasions which was really nice and presented well. With this main course you could also take advantage of the salad bar which we like very much/ a good selection. We really enjoyed the bread in Holland in general.

Thank helenpmayes
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dejaren, Public Relations Manager at Cafe de Jaren, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear Helen,

Thank you for the kind words.

We really appreciate the fact that you shared you feedback with us on TripAdvisor.

Nice to hear that you liked our salad bar, bread and staff.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,

Café de Jaren

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