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Described by many as a village, Amsterdam packs the cultural punch of a city many times its size. While still retaining a bit of a ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll' reputation, Amsterdam is now more about being a ‘creative city’ where the high standards set by such Golden Age painters as Rembrandt are maintained. The city has become a global hub for art, design, architecture and advertising, but one where all its attractions are just a short and scenic bike ride away.

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Café de Jaren

Café de Jaren

Famous One of Amsterdam's finest

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Ivana Perkovic

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De Jaren is mostly visited by students who study at the Amsterdam University. It’s huge, nearby the city centre and their terrace is fantastic. Too bad it’s often full but if you have the time, wait for it. It’s worth the experience. The food is also quite good.

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One of Amsterdam's finest

Stay.com Editors' Note

Café de Jaren has won the title award of Dutch Cafe of the Year 1998, issued by Misset’s Horeca Journal. All of Amsterdam – students, tourists, lesbigays, cinema-goers, the fashion pack – come here for lunch, coffee or something stronger all day long, making it sometimes difficult to bag a seat.

Upstairs becomes a restaurant after 5.30pm. Be prepared to fight for a spot on the Amstel-side terrace in summer, with its sweeping views beloved of tourists.

Café de Jaren
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, 1012 CP Amsterdam
Phone
(020) 62 55 771
Website
www.cafedejaren.nl/
Hours
Open 10am-1am Mon-Thur, Sun; 10am-2am Fri, Sat.