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Festina Lente

$$ - $$$, European,
40B Looiersgracht, 1016 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 638 1412
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nine streets” (2 reviews)
“canal” (10 reviews)
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Bar, European, Dutch, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
40B Looiersgracht, 1016 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Whilst meandering our way to the Rijksmuseum my boyfriend and I walked past Festina Lente and saw they had lovely tables on the canal side in the sun. We both opted for the mackerel sandwich on brown bread and weren’t disappointed. It was a delicious...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This cute little restaurant is off the beaten path, but good food and beer. We had a lamb burger that was excellent. Reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Just pass by and this place, attract me straight! it's a old fashion cozy pub, chill out staff, the place is getting busy in a late evening with the same energy as during the day which mean, niiiice! at night I've understand you can have...More

Thank Pea W
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Unfriendly staff and poor service. Not once a staff member asked if we needed anything or even looked in our direction. Table not cleared after we finished our meal when the dessert was served. A staff member did not know what the soup was made...More

Thank Qbrit
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Very cozy place! In the center of Amsterdam. Nice atmosphere and service. Tasty food and good beer. We like it.

Thank vertataverina
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice bar and they also serve some warm snacks. It really is authentic Amsterdam. People playing games and just enjoying a relaxing moment with friends. I would definitely suggest Festina Lente

Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Friendly low key relaxed atmosphere, good food at reasonable price...try the aubergine! Pub/cafe situated near canal- excellent location! Would return-

Thank Muir33
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We were looking for an authentic dutch dinner experience - found it at Festina Lente. Its a small place but everyone is friendly. It was great sitting sipping some great Belgian beers (on tap) and listening to the laughter and conversations in 2-3 different languages....More

Thank I_wasnt_really_here
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Local, friendly, great selection of beer and food. Highly recommended. Great outdoor terrace opposite the canal. Come early to get s spot in the sun!

Thank Nayan P
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We hadn't read any reviews prior to walking into this pub, but it was the first place we saw that looked like a local meeting place. Plus, we were hungry, thirsty, and cold! It had a chill ambiance and the bar food was surprisingly tasty....More

Thank AshWolf
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Dutch, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40B Looiersgracht, 1016 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighborhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 638 1412
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