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Cafe Brecht


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner


Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Pub, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly

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This is a café, not a restaurant, but got some food.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Late Night, Drinks
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Pub, European
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

My mother and I visited this cafe yesterday, just before going to the Rijksmuseum. Bumped into this cafe, and glad we did. It has a particular old-time look on the inside with old chairs, lamps and German beverages and food (Brecht-related, yes). Laid back atmosphere....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Erwin v
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Great place. Family run. Very good selection of seasonal specials at reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank steverY2091NU
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I went there today with a friend of mine. The café itself is from the outside quite unimpressive and you would easily walk by without noticing but it has a veery cozy and relaxing atmosphere inside. All the chairs are comfy armchairs or couches, there...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hehen101
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Quirky cosy little cafe with a unique decor. Great selection of beers and hot and cold drinks - some good specials and regular options. All reasonably priced. Hard to get a seat on a damp March afternoon.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Richard H
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Eclectic. Messy. Friendly staff. Victorian furniture that you drag around. Home-made piping hot pretzels. Love this place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Letvs
Reviewed February 4, 2019

My girlfriend and I stumbled across this little gem while cycling through the city. Quirky, friendly and as with everywhere in Amsterdam, excellent coffee.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BrenMcGuire
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We stumbled upon Café Brecht after taking a canal tour. It is a cozy place offering small plates, cocktails, great beer and coffee. We ordered bread with two spreads and a large plate of sausage & cheese. After the server brought the bread, she returned...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BuffNYTraveler
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Very cute and cosy cafe. Good range of soft drinks also, such as the elderflower drink. Hygge. Highly recommend, especially in the cold.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank charlottep293
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Lovely stop to have some coffee break while visiting Amsterdam. We stopped at Brecht with my husband. Very nice atmosphere, smiling personnel. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank beltzhilda
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Great for lunch between museum stops. If you want it quirky then Cafe Brecht’s Berlin living room in the 1940s style could be for you. Good coffee and great soup. Excellent spot for refuelling between museum stops.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chris I
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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