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Lunchcafe Nielsen

#729 of 2,716 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dutch, European
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Berenstraat 19, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good tasting lunch

Nice place, crowded but good sandwiches. Not much to complain. Straight forward and good taste and sized portions. Just go and enjoy

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Robert J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Families with children
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place, crowded but good sandwiches. Not much to complain. Straight forward and good taste and sized portions. Just go and enjoy

Thank Robert J
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Breakfast was great, good service and coffee. If you get there early you don't have to wait. Later in the day gets very busy.

Thank Barry R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

At the suggestion of our hotel, we went to Nielsen for a light lunch and were extremely pleased. My husband had the spinach soup and said it was delicious as well as the goat cheese salad which he said was great. I had the vegetable salad and loved it -- artichokes, capers, tomatoes, lemon thyme vinaigrette. In addition it is... More 

Thank bcfriedman
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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136 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Friendly staff and enough choices for a nice lunch. We decided for the grilled goatcheese sandwich, a clubsandwich and a regular tosti because of certain allergies 😄 while waiting for our meal the drinks were served. One of the grilled cheese sandwiches was burned to much and the friendly staff changed it and offered a free drink because of the... More 

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We've been to this cafe so many times that our waiter Evan called us locals. You can get good lattes, wonderful real mint tea in a glass, tasty tuna salad sandwiches, fresh squeezed orange juice and my favourite, their bacon and eggs. They cook up the bacon and then pour the eggs over it, with a crackling at the edges... More 

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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After visiting the Anne Frank House, we stopped here for lunch. Service was very attentive, lunch was quickly prepared and the overall food was pleasantly well prepared. We had omelets, club sandwich and bagels - all were very good. The smoothies were excellent! And again, the service was friendly and efficient which is very rare in the busy tourist areas... More 

Thank Odessa636
Alexandroupoli, Greece
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487 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place one one of the famous 9 streets, some tables outside to sit see the crowd stroll by. tasty sandwiches all day fresh at decent prices. very well recommended

Thank PeterSilvainMooij
Adelaide, Australia
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Some of the best places to eat are not those listed in a tourist 'must see' guide with the inevitable crowds. This little eatery is in a little sidestreet and a good discovery. It is designed in part to provide customers with good basic food, and then send them on their way. The customer turnover is quite huge during the... More 

Thank Sanzibar
Alexandria, Minnesota
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We weren't looking for anyplace special, just a stop for café. My friends had the apple cake and declared it excellent. I wasn't in the mood so ordered a sandwich special. Oh my, dark bread + fresh greens+ham+scoops of fresh mozzarella+sun dried tomatoes and basil. Small place big taste.

Thank TravelerMinnesota
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Firstly the staff were lovely - so kind and helpful. We went twice in our 3 day trip! The goats cheese toasty was so good & the lattes were perfect.

Thank aimee l

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Berenstraat 19, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 020-330-6006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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