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“cracking neighbourhood joint” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Thijssen

Cafe Thijssen
Brouwersgracht 107, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
20-623 8994
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Ranked #949 of 2,579 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Neighborhood: Jordaan
london
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“cracking neighbourhood joint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, a really nice chilled out eatery/drinkery. A good selection of proper beers ( rather than the awful genero-froths - Amstel, Heineken, Grolsch). Simple food (sandwiches toasties), a decent apple pie. Loved it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Typical Dutch bar/cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

A typical Dutch bar/cafe with outdoor seating right in the middle of a residential road beside one of the main canals. After a long day exploring Amsterdam we finished the day off with drinks and nibbles at this very nice place. We had the warm snacks along with beers and wine. Really nice and good value and no problem just sitting relaxing enjoying the late afternoon sunshine.

Visited April 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“relaxed place in the Jordaan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

great place to have a lunch...good sandwiches at a reasonable price and a great atmosphere...lot's of Dutch newspapers and magazines around to read...good to combine with the nearby markets on saturday and monday (Noordermarket)...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Bright, Airy, Big Inside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Stopped by mid-morning after a trip through the Westerstraat Markt and a wander around the north end of the Jordaan. My wife and I needed coffee, and we all needed a light snack. Cafe Thijssen is unlike a lot of Amsterdam cafes in that it is spacious inside with plenty of light. The outdoor seating faces much of the day's light, especially early in the day. The food we had doesn't stand out as must-have, but it was a nice stop in a good area, and a good place to refuel if you're at the north Jordaan markets.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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miami, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A wonderful , impromptu dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Stumbled upon it after getting lost looking for a waterfront restaurant in the bitters island. Young waiter said they did not have a full kitchen but he suggested a pumpkin soup. Tracy had a spread platter with wonderful Dutch bread and "mature" cheese. Tried a few local beers and my first jenever drink. Manager and staff were extremely nice. The soup is superb. The bread soft and grainy. The cheese, well the cheese. There is no bad cheese here :-)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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