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Festina Lente

40B Looiersgracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020 638 1412
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Ranked #685 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Good place to have a light tapas style meal, with different types of Mediterranean inspired dishes. Lunch is amazing, the sandwiches are great, service is very sweet and helpful. Ambiance wise, music is fun, not too loud, and the different table and chairs make it very homely, like sitting in a friend's living room. outside in summer, if you are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Festina Lente is not your averae Amsterdam café. It´s better. The atmosphere is nicer. Plus its cozy, homey and there´s an array of boardgames, if that has your fancy. The neighbourhood is cozy, too.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were aiming for another cafe in the same street, that had a decent review on this website. On closer approach with sun out and lack of outside seating, we crinkled our noses and walked past. At the next corner we fortunately discovered Festina Lente. Again, fabulous coffee that is ubiquitous in Amsterdam (and Italy ofcourse). A sweet, smiley waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Forget the numbers, this places rocks, good food, no, its more than good, good company and so friendly. Its like your living room with all your friends, a really good chef to cook all your fav meals. Comfy sofa, soft chairs and its definitely not corporate, it over looks one of the canals with seating outside so you can watch... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Disappointing after all the good reviews. Waitress was sullen and seemingly not interested in serving customers. I had to go to the bar in the end as fed up of waiting. The menu was limited so was surprised to be told when I went to order that 3 of the dishes we'd chosen were finished (30 minutes after she'd told... More 

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Khalkis, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Strongly recommended, to sit in the sun by the canal or to feel like home inside with the home-like decoration. Beautiful tapas, soups and good wine. All this in the best area of A'dam, the Jordan!

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went for drinks at Cafe Festina in the lovely Jordaan area. Excellent service; the staff was very friendly. Great dutch coffee! This place has a nice vibe and atmosphere. Worth the stop!

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Rome, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Nice service, Nice atmosphere, very "Dutch". Poor food. Menù of the day only in Dutch. So may be we made the wrong guesses! Go there for a beer and if you want to escape tourists.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This to me is very Dutch. I´ve always come here with a Dutch friend and I´ve always thought it´s crazy to go here when Amsterdam is filled with wonderful cafées. But Festina Lente has something. I don´t really know what. Service is bad and their sandwiches are very boring. But if you get a spot on one of the small... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My friend and I stayed about 50 ft away from this cafe in an Air BnB rental. When we first arrived and our key had not, we took our packs and got cozy in Festinas for a local beer and snack. The staff was so welcoming and immediately made us feel at home. Well after we got the key to... More 

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Address: 40B Looiersgracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 638 1412
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan

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