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Lunchcafe Nielsen

#881 of 2,931 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dutch, Cafe, European
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, crowded but good sandwiches. Not much to complain. Straight forward and good taste and sized portions. Just go and enjoy

Thank Robert J
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast was great, good service and coffee. If you get there early you don't have to wait. Later in the day gets very busy.

Thank Barry R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

At the suggestion of our hotel, we went to Nielsen for a light lunch and were extremely pleased. My husband had the spinach soup and said it was delicious as well as the goat cheese salad which he said was great. I had the vegetable salad and loved it -- artichokes, capers, tomatoes, lemon thyme vinaigrette. In addition it is... More 

Thank bcfriedman
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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229 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

Friendly staff and enough choices for a nice lunch. We decided for the grilled goatcheese sandwich, a clubsandwich and a regular tosti because of certain allergies 😄 while waiting for our meal the drinks were served. One of the grilled cheese sandwiches was burned to much and the friendly staff changed it and offered a free drink because of the... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

We've been to this cafe so many times that our waiter Evan called us locals. You can get good lattes, wonderful real mint tea in a glass, tasty tuna salad sandwiches, fresh squeezed orange juice and my favourite, their bacon and eggs. They cook up the bacon and then pour the eggs over it, with a crackling at the edges... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

After visiting the Anne Frank House, we stopped here for lunch. Service was very attentive, lunch was quickly prepared and the overall food was pleasantly well prepared. We had omelets, club sandwich and bagels - all were very good. The smoothies were excellent! And again, the service was friendly and efficient which is very rare in the busy tourist areas... More 

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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527 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place one one of the famous 9 streets, some tables outside to sit see the crowd stroll by. tasty sandwiches all day fresh at decent prices. very well recommended

Thank PeterSilvainMooij
Adelaide, Australia
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133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

Some of the best places to eat are not those listed in a tourist 'must see' guide with the inevitable crowds. This little eatery is in a little sidestreet and a good discovery. It is designed in part to provide customers with good basic food, and then send them on their way. The customer turnover is quite huge during the... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015

We weren't looking for anyplace special, just a stop for café. My friends had the apple cake and declared it excellent. I wasn't in the mood so ordered a sandwich special. Oh my, dark bread + fresh greens+ham+scoops of fresh mozzarella+sun dried tomatoes and basil. Small place big taste.

Thank TravelerMinnesota
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

Firstly the staff were lovely - so kind and helpful. We went twice in our 3 day trip! The goats cheese toasty was so good & the lattes were perfect.

Thank aimee l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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