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Cafe De Sluyswacht

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Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 7611
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this place while having a wander and had to stop for a beer! We sat outside in the sun with a beer watching the boats pass by, heaven! Obviously the weather made it so much better, but the food was good, beer...More

Thank MartinEmmaAllen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a beer by the canal Great place to have a beer and watch the boats go by in the canal Reasonable prices and friendly staff Grab a seat out the back in the shade in the afternoon Very busy on Friday and...More

Thank 17dirkv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in last Tuesday afternoon, attracted by the canal-side location and reviews recommending it for cheap beer. The blackboard showed that pints of Hertog lager were available for 5.80 (not that cheap but ok for a tourist spot in central Amsterdam) so we ordered...More

Thank warrior7
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I was at the Waterlooplein Market & decided I would go for coffee. I was determmined to visit the cute little de Sluyswacht cafe and after 8 years I finally did😂 It was late afternoon. Busy on the front terrace, not inside. I took a...More

Thank isabelydancer00
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to hang out after a long day exploring Amsterdam. Just sit by the canal, drink your beer (or whatever) and watch the world go by. Wait staff are very friendly!

Thank Bill_G_Belmont
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Great view and a good beer selection with some bar snacks including Dutch cheese and gherkins. Better than it sounds. One feels a little as though many many others have sat in the same place and observed the same canal for several centuries.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Cafe De Sluyswacht ( erhuis ) is one of the most picture perfect cafe's that you could encounter in Amsterdam. Formerly the lockhouse ( Slutswachterhuis ) of the person who was employed to change the canal levels ,this building was first constructed in 1695 but...More

1  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 21 January 2018

What an authentic Amsterdam experience! In a skewed wooden house on the canals, eating deep fried Dutch essentials and drinking local beers. It could easily be much more expensive or posh, but everyone can come along with these prices. I hope there are more places...More

Thank Jacob M Ø
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely little bar, on a cold damp December night we came across this tiny gem of a pub. Great atmosphere, with bar snacks and a good selection of local beers. Worth a visit

Thank edward c
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This is a quirky and gorgeous little bar. Well worth a visit - quite historic. Great views all around.

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighbourhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 7611
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