Cafe Belgique
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Address
Neighborhood: Burgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 8 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 8 min walk
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4.5
238 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Maria Eugenia C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I always go to the Belgique bar, but the service and music are great. Although it's a tiny cossy bar, they have a Dj Agenda and a live bands. They offer likeus and different kind of beers. The decoration was painted by a famous Dutch painter!
Written January 8, 2020
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zyzyphe
İstanbul280 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
This is one of those places you do not expect to see in such a popular district. Located next to Dam Square, do not let its location fool you. A friendly little pub with many beer options. Close to 10 taps, it offers many craft Belgium beers. Everything is reasonably priced.
The only downside is to find a suitable spot to sit and enjoy your drink. Seats are very limited. Only two long benches outside and three tables inside with additionally 5 bar stools.

A delight and a must go to for the pub enthusiasts. Friendly staff too. You could have convivial conversations with the regulars and tourists and make your visit a true experience.

Last time I visited was two years ago. Now, in November 2014, I noticed they offer more beers, the selection is always expanding.

Even if you are willing to drink only one beer, just go and experience this pub!
Written November 4, 2014
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Giorgosb1986
Athens, Greece14 contributions
Feb 2020
What to say about this place? About the excellent service? About the extremely big variety of beers? Are just the magnificent combination of all the above? Of course the third option. I would definitely go back there and would highly recommend this place
Written March 11, 2020
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Jamie
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Jul 2021
Shocking experience. I live in Amsterdam and thought I would give this a try but oh my, what a complete waste of time. Overpriced. Bad service. Terrible attitude and that's just the owner. Don't get me started on the staff. Unbelievable.
Written July 31, 2021
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Titamn
Dubai, United Arab Emirates209 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Me and my friends were regular customers not anymore!!! They really have cero customer friendly attitude.

We were passing while celebrating a Bachelorette party and as everyone who knows this place would know that you can also sit outside. As long as you respect this "imaginary" ... almost invisible line the have outside and that it comes with this "rude" tall Dutch guy who's always moody. Doing his job as if he hates it...

The bride to be happened to start chatting with one of the couples outside. Then this rude Dutch tall guy came to us telling we are not welcome and move on from the place... what?!

Has he called himself the bouncer of the street? We on the street and he apparently or they apparently own the street? Poor personal business skills. Zero professional attitude and zero service minded.

We'll never go there again. We spent lots here not anymore.
Written August 27, 2017
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Phil T
Blackpool, UK65 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
Have to give this place the lowest score possible. It looks great and full of character but we were told we wouldn't get served because it was toò busy and too small for our party. Not only that the woman behind the bar was rude.
Written March 4, 2016
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I am sorry you had a bad experience but we dont allow groups (party's) because of the size of Cafe Belgique. The cafe would otherwise be full and taking over by one group. I apologize if you experienced the reaktion of my staff as rude this is not allowed and I will not accept.
Written March 7, 2016
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iris64
Budapest193 contributions
Nov 2019
As I love belgian beers and the pub was suggested by many we dropped in. It is just few steps from the shopping street. First of all it is very small, rundown, little bit dirty looking place and I was not overwhelmed by the selection of beer either. Kind of a dissapointment.
Written November 14, 2019
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Global Treats
Sheffield, UK1,205 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Came here last year for first time. Came here 2 times this year. Great beer, friendly clientel but, mostly of all, great music, all played on vinyl!
Written July 29, 2017
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Bluebaggers25
Elsternwick, Australia242 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
What luck. We had two beer houses in the small laneway style street where we were staying. This one was our second choice, as the other was full of historic atmosphere. Cafe Belgique was still outstanding, with the service 'spot on'. Make sure you sample Jack's beer. Mind you, my first name is Jack!
Written July 26, 2017
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Europeforever
New York City, NY31 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Great little gem to stop by and have a great beer when in central Amsterdam. Very kind staff and interesting art work on display. And beer...well we all know how good Belgium beer is. Cheers!
Written July 8, 2017
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Cafe Belgique (Amsterdam) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Cafe Belgique is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Mon - Thu 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 AM