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Cafe Americain Amsterdam

Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 556 3010
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
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Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Reviews (652)
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1 - 10 of 652 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The cafe itself was a historical building with nice design and many tourists came here to enjoy quick snacks at the outside sittings and to have great view of Leideseplein at the same time. Currently the tram tracks in front of the cafe were under...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine dining in the evening or just coffee and desert during the day. This is a must see venue. Very good value for what is offered

Thank RdV48335
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in spontaneously. Weslin took care of us and created spectacular cocktails in a exceptional way! So attentive, friendly, professional - a real experience! High quality, ambiente, surrounding - everything! This place is a real must in Amsterdam if you appreciate good cocktails and...More

Thank Arione85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After finding hairs in the snacks, which arrived after almost one hour!!!, no compensation was offered. As local I will never visit again and advise everyone to avoid this overrated place. This is the second time terrible service spoiled our afternoon here.

2  Thank Bonne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying in the Hotel Amsterdam and ate in its restaurant on the first evening of our trip. We were tired and not very hungry so I chose a starter and my husband just had a main course. We were initially...More

1  Thank chrisban
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good. The decor is pretty art deco light fixtures. I think this place is over rated though. The piano music was too loud. The lobster soup was a dramatic presentation with a biscuit on top. The flavor was strong but too salty....More

Thank Ann_Robison
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful staff and delicious meal. This was our priciest meal in Amsterdam but worth it. The staff was friendly and service was fast. The space is unique and worth a visit.

Thank LoopChicago
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We originally selected Cafe American because it had wheelchair access; the assistance provided in this regard was efficient and kind. Much to our pleasure, we also discovered that the dining room is beautiful and the food delicious. Our server, Turgay, was knowledgeable and attentive. We...More

Thank Susan B
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for your wonderful review, we already shown Turgay your kind words. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards,

Reviewed 16 April 2017

When we saw staff running around in a chaotic atmosphere offering people (including ourselves) the wrong plates we were very curious to see how this all would end this evening. Long lead times but very friendly service. Food was not very special though. We had...More

Thank BernardoNetherlands
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for the time you put in the review, we always strive to improve our service and therefore we value reviews. We already used your review for trainingpurposes. With all the construction going on by the municipality we are at the end...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have finished a Marathon in Rotterdam and come to this restaurant after hit the museums. Properly we don't dress formally as we are in a leisure trip and we are Asian, the waiter don't even show us a seat and ignore us for totally...More

Thank Vincent T
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear guest, My sincerest apologies for your experience, I would like to get in contact with you to discuss the matter. Would you like to send an email to j.vankampen@hampshire-hotels.com

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does this hotel have a lift/elevator? And does anyone know if all the rooms have showers? Or at least did your room have a shower? We'd hate to book and find out we can't take showers and are obliged to take baths. We're definitely not bath people! Thanks!
3 December 2015|
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Response from mswiseguy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the hotel does have elevators, however if I remember correctly there were a couple of rooms that required going down and up a small flight of stairs so if navigating stairs is a problem I'd suggest you make certain to... More
I cannot see a photo of the style of tea cup that is used at the High Tea. Is it bone china?
9 August 2015|
Response from artonthego | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I did not go to High Tea, so don't know about the china. However, regular pottery was used at the dinner, and the food was good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 56
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 556 3010
  • E-mail
Wine and dine among the local Amsterdam people, artists and actors. The ambiance in the dazzling Cafe Americain is dynamic and most of all cozy. It has been called Amsterdam's living room by many and that is exactly how it feels. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, just a coffee or a pleasant drink. At the Cafe Americain or on the amazing terrace during the summer time, you will always feel comfortable