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La Place Cafe

#568 of 2,465 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Dam Square
Chinese, American, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Kalverstraat 203, 1012 XC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0900-2358363
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Everything is there for you to choose but not under buffet glass or sneeze shields but rather freshly made or grilled. Good quality too. Adjacent to a grocery food store for take out. Went almost daily during an 8 day stay in Amsterdam. Have a little have a lot. Smoothy, Burger, salads. Very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Tim J
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Reno, Nevada
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704 reviews 704 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's like a cafeteria on steroids. Lots of really fresh foods prepared well. This place is packed with tourists and locals alike. The food is all prepared while you wait. So much better than fast food.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Biggest selection of fresh food imaginable, like a Farmers Market. Pretty much anything you can think of is for sale. All the drinks/smoothies are freshly made and squeezed. Recommend the chicken satay and noodles (see below). Be warned, if you go for noodles it can be slow. They only cook 2 at a time, can take 10 minutes per dish... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Everything is there for you to choose but not under buffet glass or sneeze shields but rather freshly made or grilled. Good quality too. Adjacent to a grocery food store for take out. Went almost daily during an 8 day stay in Amsterdam. Have a little have a lot. Smoothy, Burger, salads. Very nice concept.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went here with a couple of friends during a city break to Amsterdam last week. We'd all been thinking Dutch food was a little lacklustre up until we stumbled on this little gem. The place is constantly heaving and rightly so. There is so much choice ranging from hot dinners, to sandwiches, salads, juices and various buffets. Everything looked... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We visited twice during our recent visit to Amsterdam. Lots of different things to choose from. We chose roast chicken, roast potatoes and choose your own salad bowl. The location is right in the centre beside many shops. We would definitely choose this place again (particularly for lunch) next time we in Amsterdam!

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We came across La Place when we were in the V&D store about lunch time. They offer a great choice of types and styles of food and the prices are very reasonable. You help yourself from the selection downstairs and then take your food up to the very pleasant eating area overlooking the rest of the store. We chose roast... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A choice of 5 items from the buffet, plus a juice and a cup of tea or coffee. Beautiful views over a canal.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We discovered La Place while on an organised walking tour, and went back twice afterwards. What a great find! Many different kinds of food, all freshly prepared, with lots of fresh, healthy options (and terrific french fries if you're not into that), at reasonable prices. Great central location means that it's within walking distance of practically everywhere. Next time we're... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

La Place is a great place to enjoy a range of different food types. The have various serving stations with a salad bar, sandwiches, desserts, tea/coffee, meat, pizza, pasta, stir-fry, smoothies and juices. Situated over three floors, this is a busy Mediterranean style food outlet, is clean and tidy, is in a busy central location and has free Wi-Fi. However,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We left La Place after we realized that the lady preparing our sandwich for us, was wearing the same gloves she had been washing the dishes with (using dirty cloths). She also opened a big rubbish bin and cleaned the lid, using the same gloves. After all of this, she picked up our sandwiches, cut them open and proceeded to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalverstraat 203, 1012 XC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
  • Neighborhood: Dam Square
  • Phone Number: 0900-2358363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, American, Barbecue, Contemporary

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