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Lunchcafe Nielsen

#700 of 2,835 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Cafe, European, Dutch
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Berenstraat 19, 1016 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

honestly I was on my way to the pancake place across the street. lucky that place was so packed, I decided to head elsewhere for breakfast. The Nielsen cafe has delicious food, a lovely staff (that speak good English as well), and will probably meet all your allergy criteria, they have both soy milk, and gluten free options. must come... More 

Thank Orian D
Sao Paulo
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place to have breakfast at affordable price. Don´t offer a lot of options but good ones. Great service. In seven days in Amserdam I had five breakfasts there.

Thank FLameirinhas
Canby, Oregon
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For around 10 Euros I got a good sized omelette, toast, and coffee. If you are staying in the area, I would suggest at least getting breakfast here.

Thank Joel H
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice breakfast here: coffee is very good. bread-and-butter plus marmalade, yoghurt with fruit-muesly, French toast good. Service young and easy,with courtesy. Placement good, in 9 Street area. Bill...bit expensive, honestly.

Thank pablointheworld
London, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

In Amsterdam for a weekend in a hotel that did not include breakfast. Once we'd eaten here we were pleased to have ventured out. A great selection of tasty morning treats, from the usual scrambled egg, bacon etc to croissants, pancakes, fruit and muesli. A great kick-start to the day. Only criticism is that the coffee's are small and served... More 

Thank Mark F
Jordan, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

had a great breakfast, fresh squeezed juice, and fresh ground coffee. Excellent service and food. Menu is in both english and in dutch, staff is also multilingual. Love that they serve a small cookie with coffee and tea!

Thank Amoslionheart
Hertfordshire UK
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Came upon this little cafe in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, in a small side street between two canals. Great atmosphere as it was full to bursting, with a fairly young crowd. Food was good (my wife declared her quiche one of the best she had ever eaten and my chicken salad was good,too). Had homemade chocolate brownie and apple... More 

Thank Sweetfa
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

When in Amsterdam we always start with breakfast at Nielsen. It's unpretentious and welcoming. You can have a croissant, an omelet, a full breakfast or delicious carrot cake or divine apple pie. Great coffees, fresh squeezed orange juice or hor chocolate, you'll be pleased.

Thank BeebzAbroad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place especially the table in front of the window. Everything so tasty and good coffee. Perfect for a Sunday breakfast or brunch

Thank Bora T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Decent without being spectacular. Nice chilled environment and staff friendly. Food was nice but portions sizes small for the price. Excellent coffee though!

Thank Dan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, Dutch
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berenstraat 19, 1016 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 020-330-6006

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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