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“Feels like Amsterdam”

Cafe de Tijd Curacao
Ranked #106 of 283 Restaurants in Willemstad
Cuisines: Cafe, Pub
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Feels like Amsterdam”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Having lived in Amsterdam some years ago, I really miss the environment of a Dutch "brown bar". Cafe de Tijd, which is just a few minutes from the heart of downtown Willemstad at the beginning of the Petermaai neighborhood, brought back great memories.

The owner and the other bartender whom we met were not just friendly, but also very helpful -- including sending us to a nearby small restaurant where we had the best meal of our trip.

A decent selection of Dutch beer and liquor, but the main thing is the wonderful ambiance of the place and the friendliness of the people.

(We did not eat here, but the food menu was basically a nice looking selection of small "bar food" sorts of dishes.)

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Rossputin
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English first
Grove City, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A truly unique experience”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We found this bar off the "beaten path" and it was well worth the 5 minute walk it took to get there! From the moment we arrived Thijs (one of the owners) was there to greet us with a smile and a warm welcome. We sat out under the patio and could watch the sunset between the buildings! No better way to end the day. We tried some of the local beers and ordered the sampler appetizer platter! Everything we got was fantastic and VERY REASONABLY priced! I would go back there in a heartbeat and would encourage anyone who stops at this island to get over to here!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank bryan m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome experience!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

It's rare that you stumble upon a bar where the employees truly take pride in what they do. From the ambiance, to the showmanship, to the great conversation with the awesome bartender (he even chilled my beer glass before serving it!), this place is really top notch.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Edward J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Place to be”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Awsome staff and atmosphere. Friendly place but don't be disapoited by the abonded theater on your way there. This place is very welcoming and you will enjoy.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank gmuckler
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Hitchcock
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great bar and atmosphere!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We found this bar while in Curacao. One of the owners Thijs came up and welcomed us. Very friendly and took the time to speak with us and give us tips about the island. Great service, music and atmosphere! The bar tender was awesome too. We went back another night with some friends. I highly recommend stopping by and checking this bar out when in Curacao! We definitely will.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Trena L
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