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“Farm Fresh food where all the ships pass by”
Review of Cafe De Pont

Cafe De Pont
Ranked #1,513 of 4,190 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Visitors arriving at Amsterdam leave by the main entrance and plunge through the Dam and pass the rip-off tourists trapas and eateries to buy poster of a van Gogh painting, should look back over their shoulder. Walk to the water side and take a free ferry that shuttles across the harbour to Amsterdam North. Here at the landing point you can enjoy one of the best baked apple pies and cream with delicious coffee in the Cafe De Point. Lovely looking female university students, earning some spare cash will on a sunny day suggest the garden and a new menu of small and varied dishes. All the food from local farms just twenty minutes bike ride away. A meal of delights with a full bottle of good wine for three people was affordable to this mid- income pensioner and traveller. The location affords wonderful harbour views. To the west the new swan-like grace of a Film Center, THE EYE with its own large terrace. The place to see the annual Amsterdam Sail. Beneath the harbour waters a new metro line is nearing completing that will make this small district of some of the best working class houses built in Europe, a place to live. After your pleasant meal. A walk through parks and along the canals to admire old sailing boats.
Just take a free ferry on the harbour side of Amsterdam Centraal Station and enjoy good food at affordable prices and the sense of a new modern water world with its promise of a floating houses.

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Thank Kentishtownboy
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

With a small terrace on the front for bikers and bicycle with a hurry. A hugh terrace at the back with losse of sunshine during the evening. Choose and combine whatever you like. Portions are small (size of a starter) so try something new.lots of veggie stuff, but also fish, beef and pork. 2 people both 2 wines and a coffee and 4 dishes for 65 euro. Staff is average but does respond on waving signals. You can only pay by debetcard. Cash is not accepted

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1  Thank gert jan s
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Last year, I had been to de Pont before, a nice experience and the reason to come back again.
Unfortunately the quality of the food was below avarage (very dry fish and poultry dishes); staff was rather slow although the restaurant was very quiet.

After our remark that the dishes were not too good, the comment was "Okeee"..

The place has a nice terrace and good views, but I wont recommend dining here.

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3  Thank Micha1982
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Nice outside seating, great location near IJ and ferry, special menu: with small and tasty dishes, villagy atmosphere.

Thank Annnemarieke
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

A pleasant surprise, we wanted to have a quick, simple diner but instead had a very good, surprising meal: mackerel and grilled vegetables, grilled pecorino and a great apple pie.

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Thank Rhodan1963
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