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Cafe Welling

Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Address: Jan Willem Brouwersstraat 32, 1071 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 662 0155

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Staying in Museum Square we were delighted to stumble across this amazing place purely by chance when the snow prevented us from venturing further afield on a Friday night. This... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Just came for a coffee with friends. It was not english friendly and the barman was rude. And comes from a person that doesn't like to complain

Thank Sara A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Staying in Museum Square we were delighted to stumble across this amazing place purely by chance when the snow prevented us from venturing further afield on a Friday night. This bar is a traditional Dutch bar serving good beer. Everyone else appeared be locals calling for a drink after work or residents on their way to the nearby concert hall... More 

Thank Lexie1966
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the neighbourhood for a few days and stumbled across this little bar; it became our "local". It is located just behind the concert hall but isn't that easy to spot. However, it draws a good crowd of, what seemed to me, literary types. The bar is wood panelled with various pictures and paintings. I should imagine... More 

Thank Westyjase
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

time has stopped in this pub at the edge of the Oud Zuid, one of the most exclusive areas in Amsterdam. the interior is authentic from at least 100 years ago. tables are well spaced and there are more couches than chairs indeed. Bier on tap selection is quite limited since dominated by Gulpener brand, but you can have more... More 

Thank aragon61
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Mostly filled with regulars we were welcomed with a selection of draft and bottled beers. The barman was friendly, the beer was good and the company excellent. What else could you want from this quiet little bar tucked away behind the concert hall. I understand from people who go there regularly it gets busy before and after concerts.

Thank BenetMiddleton
Southam, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2015

We chanced on Cafe Welling in a guidebook. The description of a traditional bar with a friendly resident cat won us over as did the name. As a former football journalist, I had the pleasure of covering Welling United for a while. I'd assumed the shared name was a coincidence which it is, but a football programme and a Welling... More 

Thank Jonesrhodes
Wellington, Nevada
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Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visiting Café Welling is like stepping back in time. Velvet curtain hides the water closets, cool old photos and renditions of the café itself in earlier days. Tremendously enjoy the staff and selections of their own brewed genever. Also had Slivovitz, so very good. Enjoyed two trips to the Café, and will always stop in when we are in Amsterdam.

Thank Pat B
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Perfect stop for a drink and a little classic Amsterdam people watching. Really warm and welcoming atmosphere--watch out-it gets really packed after concerts and when the jazz is playing.

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This brown cafe was on our trip back to our hotel, it is just behind the Concert Hall and near the Stedelijk and Museumplein. Noticing a poster for a Sunday afternoon jazz session we timed our journey back and called in. What a treat, the bar is tiny so very intimate but the standard of music was exceptional. On Googling... More 

Thank Paul R
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a beer and a tea here. The atmosphere was welcoming and the regulars nice and chatty. A real gem!

Thank Janna78

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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