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“Oldest brown cafe in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Chris

Cafe Chris
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Owner description: Established in 1624, Cafe Chris is Amsterdam's oldest "Brown Cafe," truly a historical landmark.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Oldest brown cafe in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

Stopped by Cafe Chris (purely based on the name as my name is Chris)for a cold beer during our walk around the Jordaan. Glad we did. Seemed like a locals kind of place. Few old folks who look like they had been there for awhile inside chatting up with the bartender. Had a good feel about it. Classic "brown" cafe (name givenm for the years of smoke built up on the walls they say-not a drug reference or place). Enjoyed a cold Amstel. Supposedly Rembrandt drank here in his time. That is cool enough for a beer there. Has a few seats outside in the sun or you can soak up the history inside. Worth a stop while wandering.

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“The charm is gone!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2009

Lived near this place during my time in Amsterdam. Was always a quaint bar and fun to take family & friends to drink where Rembrandt drank. Now they are more worried about letting the alcoholic old locals smoke in there (it's not allowed to smoke in bars anymore in A'dam but Chris doesn't care - they didn't realize we understood dutch when we walked in with a group of visitors including a baby when they said "hurry up and light up your cigarettes so they'll leave"). They will get no more of my drinking dollars, so light up guys!

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“Cafe Chris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2006

Lovely place , real old and a good place to drink a beer after walking in the lovely old Jordaan. Nice local customers and service, we comming back, Nel, Henk and Phil thats for sure

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“Serious drinkers paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2003

This brown cafe is in a quiet backstreet in Amsterdam. The dark interior hides a friendly drinkers bar, full of locals and tourists who chat, smoke and imbibe. The gents toilet is flushed by a chain on the wall in the bar-no such facility for the ladies though! The staff speak English and smile, the beer is cold and not overpriced and the atmosphere is one of relaxation and bonhomie. Give it a try if you want a change from loud music and plastic decor. This is how pubs should be.

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