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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 - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Nice café and all, but the smells of the old beer is kind of overpowering. Fine for a dunken friday or saturday night, other time you 'll find yourself in a very smelly café, not exactly enjoyable ...

Thank Tristan911
CafeThijssen, Manager at Cafe Thijssen, responded to this review

Dear Tristan, Thank you for your review. I see you paid us a visit in January. It might be a possibility that it was one of the first days of the month. That would explain. You see, we have the most renowned New Year's drink in the whole of Amsterdam. over 4000 beers are poured in just 6 hours. People... More 

Hoeje-Taastrup Municipality, Denmark
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We looked for a place to eat lunch and went into Cafe Thijssen. Got a great and very tasty meal (onion soup) and some very good local beer. Service was good and staff extremely friendly. And all this for a very reasonable price also :)

Thank Martin K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Nice place for after work drinks. cheap and cool. A bit noisy but hey, you are in amsterdam. Go grab a drink !

Thank david_do10
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We waited fifteen minutes for a cup of black coffee. Twice we were offered a cappuccino instead, something we didn't order. Extremely crowded on a saturday but its real nice sunny seatings outside if you are lucky enough to catch a table.

Thank RogerBarek
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Busy even on a cold wet day. Very relaxing feel with a mix of locals and tourists (individuall or very small groups). The staff were very busy and working hard but service was good - no delays. It has the standard Dutch café menu but nicely executed. The fresh mint tea came with pieces of ginger, as did the pumpkin... More 

Thank PeteAndJanet
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The food was delicious and staff very pleasant and plentiful, so I can only assume that organisation needs to be addressed, here. I realise it was busy, a sunny weekend and all of the extenuating circumstances that prevailed but 50 minutes after sitting down is too long to wait for soup, especially when a member of staff was free to... More 

Thank 66ric
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Café Thijssen is great to stop for a hot chocolate or quick lunch and there are lots of tables in the sun or a nice communal table inside, it is a very Dutch place but welcoming to tourists. Nice quick and cheap food and many healthy or vegetarian options. They have hundreds of magazines to read, shame they never have... More 

Thank FTR2013
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

we came in only for drinks. the place has a good vibe and good selection of drinks. we also had apple pie which was very good but would definetly be better of served hot.

Thank NY603

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • 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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