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Cafe De Sluyswacht

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Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 7611
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bitterballen” (6 reviews)
“toasties” (2 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We entered the restaurant and asked the waiter to be sit upstairs. He followed us there and completely forgot about us afterwards. Didn't even make an effort to giving us the menu. After 10-15 min of awaiting we left.

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Found this lovely little pub by chance. The oldest pub in Amsterdam. Small but great, you can sit beside canal and front or back. Lovely local beer and very friendly staff

Thank DeborahH1565
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff, great beer and an amazing location. The perfect place for a quiet drink whilst exploring the city.

Thank EDavy21
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Central location overlooking a large canal. Most, if not all, of the seating is outdoors. We did not have anything to drink, but we did try three things from the bar food menu. We loved all of them, one of which was vegan (vegan bitterballen)....More

Thank beautifulsouth
Reviewed August 1, 2018

One of the best coincidences I ever had, because I end up in this place totally accidentally and I’m 100% sure I’ll visit it in my next trip to Amsterdam. Location and atmosphere are wonderful, and they serve amazing Belgian beers. Perfect place to just...More

Thank FilipM1288
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This was one of the coolest cafe/bars in Amsterdam. It was in an old historic building from the 1600s. It had really cool outdoor space on the water with amazing views. The inside was very neat with different details. It had really great spaces for...More

Thank Meghan S
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This is a really nice bar in a gorgeous location overlooking the canal. It is also very convenient for us as it is close to a hotel where we frequently stay when we visit Amsterdam. The drinks are reasonably priced, the staff are very efficient...More

Thank Beebook3
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We had a couple of beers here and something to eat for lunch and it was fab. The food was simple (toasties, spring rolls etc) but nice and the guy serving was friendly and helpful. It's a great vantage point for watching boats and all...More

Thank JWellingtonWimpy
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

If you want a beer and a light dinner, this is the place for you. You couldn’t ask for much more a great view and a wide choice of drinks. We spent a couple of hours taking in the atmosphere and views.

Thank Les101
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Stumbled onto the Cafe completely by accident. Went back three days in a row. Loved the little menu and the beer selections. I loved sitting on the canal and watching the world go by. I have recommended Sluyswacht to many many people since my visit....More

Thank jelmwood
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 7611
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