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La Place Cafe

#210 of 2,819 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Centrum
Chinese, American, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Kalverstraat 203, 1012 XC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0900-2358363
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Something for Everyone

You grab a tray and go to multiple stations. I found most of the employees to be rude and lack customer service skills but the food was good. There is a very good variety - salads, fresh fruit drinks, pastries and bread assortment. Then there are hot stations for pasta, pizza, fries, stir fry and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
twinkser
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Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to go as a group because of the variety of fresh and tasty foods. The pizza here was very tasty as well as the juices. Honest, simple food for good prices. I highly recommend this place if you are in the area and just need a tasty bite.

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Thank Marcus W
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the heart of the shopping district and very easy way to eat good quality food on the quick. We went there just before heading off to the airport. Ham on the bone and Hollands ertwensoup just fantastic but the choice is vast, pizza, pasta, fish cooked to order, steaks also. And lots of good salads. A real choice.... More 

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Thank Hibee1965
Newport Beach, California
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You grab a tray and go to multiple stations. I found most of the employees to be rude and lack customer service skills but the food was good. There is a very good variety - salads, fresh fruit drinks, pastries and bread assortment. Then there are hot stations for pasta, pizza, fries, stir fry and meats. Finding a table can... More 

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Thank twinkser
Fl
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282 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just loved this place huge selection of freshly prepared food mostly right in front of you fresh juice too had a veggi bruschetta and a Asia wok curry excellent 😄

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Thank uli1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never write reviews but I've just experienced an unpleasent moment in Amsterdam at this bar. The cool-friendly-natural atmosphere went off at the check desk, where the cashier was too blunt, bad tempered and peeked into my wallet when I said I had no change. Those attitudes ruin a visit to an allegedly cool place. Sorry for that.

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Thank Fer C
maidenhead
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

There is a great choice of food on offer at La Place, all freshly cooked to order. It is obviously very popular as it was very crowded when we visited, although the queues are reasonable. As with quite a few places in Amsterdam, there is a charge to use the toilets - which seems a shame after paying for a... More 

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Thank dcaMaidenhead
Margate, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This is more than a cafe more like a food experience. Vast choice of dishes, luscious cream cakes and perfect pea soup. Well worth having lunch or afternoon tea here

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Thank Pinkdimond
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I had a mushroom soup and vegetarian pie for lunch. The soup was good and tasted from the mushrooms. The nice restaurant offers a lot more than this, so anyone can go here and get satisfied from the wide range of food. It's good for a lunch when you're out shopping. I would be happier if they offered more low... More 

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Thank Henkan
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It's a great place to grab a lunch or a dinner, with a wide variety of dishes and snacks. I chose a mixed plate and they have both healthy options and something for fans of savoury and sweet. The only downside may be that at certain times it gets a bit busy and crowded. Overall though, very happy. :)

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Thank aurelius3
Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

When you want to be able to choose from a wide variety of options, especially healthy ones, this place is perfect. I wouldn't say this restaurant is about relaxing, it can be a pain to hustle through the different buffets with your tray, but the food is quality and fresh. You can get in and out in a decent amount... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalverstraat 203, 1012 XC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 0900-2358363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, American, Barbecue, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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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 Centrum

Neighborhood Profile
Centrum
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 hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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