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“Modern good view and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of De Balie

De Balie
Ranked #45 of 142 Coffee & Tea in Amsterdam
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Dutch, Cafe, European, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: The Grand Café restaurant at De Balie is a friendly and accesible meetingspace, located near the lively Leidse square in the centre of Amsterdam. De Balie is the right place to work on your laptop in the morning while having an espresso and breakfast, to enjoy an appetizing dinner before going to one of our programs or concerts or to drink a beer with your friends. Our menu offers nice, homemade dishes for an affordable price. The meat we serve comes exclusively from animals that have had a good life, and we try to use seasonal vegetables as much as possible. We also always offer a vegetarian choice on our menu. On thursday, friday and saturday night you can have a dance at De Balie Draait, with different DJ's each week. We also serve mixed drinks for friendly pricing. De Balie also likes to help you think about organizing private dinners, drinks and other enjoyable occasions for large and small groups. Good to know: the proceeds from our restaurant and bar help fund the cultural programming at De Balie.
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Modern good view and atmosphere”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stopped her by chance walking towards the Vondel park and were pleasantly surprised. You are elevated off the street with a good view of the busy intersection. The coffee is good and the food and service also. Great place for breakfast or lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Bella2515
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent food in the former courthouse / jail”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

As always food is excellent in De Balie. A compact menu but tastefull and affordable. Service is most helfull and kind! Terrace without direct sun in the afternoon however (kidding). A very recommended location for a drink, breakfast, lunch or dinner in the middle of Amsterdam.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Paul_Otter
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We went at lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Baile had delicious, fresh tasting food and a nice, relaxed ambiance. The service was a little slow but the waiter was very friendly and recommended a great beer for us!

Visited December 2011
1 Thank kstar4
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“Nice activities.”
Reviewed December 19, 2007

Nice activities.

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