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Cafe van Zuylen

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Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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Torensteeg 4-8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 639 1055
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Long Island, New York
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166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is not one that will stand out in your memory, at least that was the way with me. Burgers, beef stew shrimp all good.

Thank Allison K
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little eatery. It is true, Amsterdam is not sure of places to eat and drink so a place needs to be spectacular to stand out.... This cafe is not spectacular. However, the staff are pleasant and food was well presented and tasty. Can't complain. Not much vegetarian choice but a nice atmosphere.

Thank bluenosejock1
Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cafe van Zulen for a beer and a burger, a friday afternoon. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere. We got no surpriser. The service was fair enough, and the burger decent. Seems to be a safe, although not very exciting stop. A decent meal in a nice enough spot close to the city center.

Thank OH987
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe van Zuylen looks exactly what you would expect from a local bar in Amsterdam. Great beer on tap- Inexpensive wine. Basic menu Reasonably priced. Good service Clean

Thank Mazadoo
Dallas, Texas
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so good when we ate there last year that we went back again this year. Located about 2 1/2 blocks off Dam Square on the way to the Ann Frank House, the heavy foot traffic running outside makes for great people-watching. We split a good club sandwich and had a couple of beers and enjoyed the view and... More 

Thank Timmy232
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very nice. Go for the spinach quiche with almonds and get the apple pie for desert. Inside is more intimate and quite but sitting on the on top of the canal beige is hard to miss.

Thank Kfir B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our travel companions found this place on their way back from Anne Frank's house. We had made reservations at another place and they suggested this place would really fit our last day celebration. We were not disappointed. The service was great and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend this treasure.

Thank Mary B
Orange County, California
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I slowly grew to enjoy Bitterballen at this place. Other than that, the caprese panini was just ok. Front patio area is a nice spot to drink a beer. Honestly, it's Amsterdam.. you'll find a million spots just like this.

Thank AnnonTraveler5150
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dutch pub food with Grolsh on tap. Cool vibe and a local hangout. A tad spendy for food. Cheese nachos were about $9. A little overpriced.

Thank heathgirly
Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want breakfast, brunch or just enjoy a beer while view a canal that is a place to visit. They offer Grolsch and ask for the flutes or the smallest serving size. It's refreshing, yummy and if the day is sunny I can't imagine a better place to be in Amsterdam center. Also the bitballer and the meatballs are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 28
Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torensteeg 4-8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 639 1055

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighbourhood Profile
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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