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“Cheap beers and good food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe De Prins

Cafe De Prins
Prinsengracht 124, 1015 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
(020) 6249382
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Ranked #415 of 2,486 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, Café
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cheap beers and good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stopped for an early-ish dinner at this cafe after a day exploring Amsterdam on foot. They had a good selection of Dutch and Belgian beers and with Heineken at only 2 euro 50 for 25 cl, it's very reasonable! We shared the house fondue and a slice of the Dutch apple pie which were both excellent. Only complaint was that the menu was a bit limited. Wasn't an issue for us, but can see others finding this troublesome. Atmosphere was a good mix of locals and tourists and they had a very friendly and helpful waitstaff.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Croston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Different!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had a couple of drinks here. It was very busy with locals having lunch. In need of redecoration and re-wiring! Not sure how we in England have to comply to EU standards yet other countries in the EU don't appear to. Good place to stop for a rest and re-group.

Visited March 2014
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Osage Beach, Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Nice place for a great tasting lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Love the décor, could be more. Had the roast beef brodje and a cheese and tomato tosti. Food was great, beer was cold. Service was good. Will return. Lots of locals, large parties did not appear to rattle the staff, customers are patient, but everyone got what they ordered in a timely fashion.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Locals' Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Lots of tasty beers to try.

The food is good.

The service is faultless.

The downstairs/toilet area leaves a lot to be desired - it's pretty grubby.

It gets pretty full in the evening, with lots of locals meeting friends. Clientele appeared to be aged 25+

We stopped here 3 times in the 5 days we were in Amsterdam. Twice for lunch and once for drinks.

I'd go again. I'd also recommend it to friends.

I'd give it 5 stars if the downstairs area was cleaner.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Facinating atmosphere, good service and excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a fascinating Amsterdam Cafe & Bar and I confess it is my favourite place in Amsterdam.

The Cafe De Prins is located in the historic Jordaan area of Amsterdam surrounded by historic buildings and canals.

The bar can get busy but the staff always do everything to make you feel at home. You can choose from the menu card or the long list of specials chalked on the board attached high up on the wall. There is always an interesting mixture of locals and tourists eating, drinking & enjoying themselves here.

I can highly recommend the steak and chips!! I have ordered this many times and have never been disappointed.

I can highly recommend the Cafe De Prins. The atmosphere is fascinating, the service very good and the food excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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