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Cafe De Blaffende Vis

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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
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Westerstraat 118, 1015 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 1721
09:00 - 03:00
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Sun 09:30 - 01:00
Mon 07:30 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 08:30 - 01:00
Fri 08:30 - 03:00
Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for lunch with 2 friends, the taste of the food is ok but there is absolutely no effort in the presentation and neither in the making of the dishes... Prices are a bit cheaper than average but as said in the title and compared to what can be found in Amsterdam, the toasts and sandwiches are plain and... More 

Thank TCrunch
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this place after being disappointed by what was on offer at another cafe that had been recommended. The menu was in Dutch but the barman/waiter soon translated it for us. I ordered lamb curry (too much coriander for me, but that's me ...) and by husband had a burger. Good, tasty food, at reasonable prices - what... More 

Thank Gerberas12
Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe and bar to stop at on your travels through Amsterdam. You must try the beef croquettes- delicious and something different. Sorry, I keep forgetting to take a photo of the food before I devour it 😜 Top nosh! 👌

Thank NickyNicNix
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Found a news article/review about this cafe so wanted to try it for our selfs. Glad we did! We were there for a late breakfast. Loved it. My partner at the time, ordered the smoked salmon with avocado, cucumber and horseradish mayo sandwich and I had the club sandwich (bacon, smoked turkey, lettuce tomato and mustard mayo) - Both reasonably... More 

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Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We went once for lunch and once for coffee break. The sandwiches were fresh and service quick. The coffee could be improved.

Thank Jens Christian R
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and good atmosphere. We had dinner and a few beers. Popular spot, so it took a while to get the food. But all in all a place that we recommend!

Thank Markus T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch. The sandwiches and burgers were amazing. No high chair for our toddler, but they were accommodating nonetheless. I think it gets busy in the evening (and probably not good for kids), but was perfect for lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Jordan is a beautiful little area on the way into the Centre of Amsterdam from Westerpark (where we were staying.) This pub was a really lovely little, old style but quirky pub, with a range if dutch local and regional ales on tap. Prices were usual for Amsterdam but the atmosphere was pretty youthful considering the age of the building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is an authentic Dutch cafe. Nothing pretentious, just good food & drink and helpful service. Staff are knowledgable and engaging. The menu is traditional, but I would recommend an 'Uitsmijter' which is ham, cheese & eggs on toast - perfect! The cafe is worth a visit and release from the tourist traps of Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were looking for simple food after 24 hours of travel. We came across the Cafe De Blaffende Vis (translated "The Barking Fish") while looking at another restaurant. The menu, on a chalkboard and in Dutch, was quickly translated by the bartender. Each evening they have a 4 item menu, based on what is available at the market. Prices were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westerstraat 118, 1015 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 1721
Blaffende vis is `one of nicest and busiest matter of Amsterdam, where eating `can price/quality proportion be terribly nice. For a cafe an excellent assessment of spontaneousness and hospitality! A café in the Jordaan that timeless and comfortable. A happening.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jordaan

Neighbourhood Profile
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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