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Cafe Thijssen

Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
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Brouwersgracht 107, 1015 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20-623 8994
8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 am
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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370 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice place ,very good coffee and mint thee ,but the service needs improvement. Only one waitress and a rude bar man... Still good , but could get a better grade!

Thank Shanij60
CafeThijssen, Manager at Cafe Thijssen, responded to this review

Hello Shanij, Thank you for your review. And sorry for the not so good service. Can you tell me when you were here, why one waitress was not enough at that point and why you thought the barman was rude? We'd really like to improve things so this could help us. Thanks in advance, Joost More 

Victoria, Australia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

If you like club sandwiches, you will love these! Lovely fresh bread and generous fillings. Friendly staff but took a while to get served.

Thank Jayne1996
Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Good range of beers. Varied choice on the menu. A nice location just far enough away from the Noordermarkt to relax.

Thank Peter W
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

A lot of locals. Fresh food. Healthy and less healthy options. Families, hipsters, originals and tourists meet at Cafe Thijssen. Outdoor seating. Attentive staff. You can rent games as Scrabble, Monopoly or Risk. Live concerts on Sunday night.

Thank Jonas K
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit if you're in the area, chilled out venue, live jazz on a Sunday evening, excellent!! Great range of local beers, great place to go and chat

Thank Neil S
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We were here in 2014 and decided to make another visit on our 20th anniversary trip. It is a local favorite with a great energetic crowd. The food is good, drinks reasonably priced but the service is always a challenge. Maybe the need more staff or more qualified staff?!?!? Something as simple as napkins (after multiple requests) didn't come until... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning, wasn't that busy most of the tables we taken but there was still at least 5 staff on, but it took over 15 mins to get served and we had to ask for them. It just seemed like they didn't want to help we felt ignored. Wouldn't recommend to anyone coming... More 

Thank davyu90
Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

We were looking for a café with character and eggs. We couldn't have found a better place. Sitting in the sun outside we were greeted with a typical Dutch brunch menu and good service. This was a highlight of the weekend, really recommended.

Thank Zarinya
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

Went there to have a drink and read my newspaper. very good attentive service and its a great place to meet with friends and also to have a quiet drink. Typical amsterdam cafe/ cafe-restaurant.

Thank Snijdersphotographer
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Our first choice for a late dinner was closed, so, after walking so far, husband and I de iced to duck into friendly looking Cafe Thijssen. I think we were the only non-locals. The full menu wasn't available but we followed the waitresses suggestions for snacks and shared the 24 piece plate of fired butterballs, chicken nuggets, cheese sticks, and... More 

Thank Nytex1130

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brouwersgracht 107, 1015 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighborhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: 20-623 8994

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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 Jordaan

Neighborhood Profile
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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