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“great food, nice surroundings”
Review of Cafe van Zuylen

Cafe van Zuylen
Ranked #862 of 4,315 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $18 - $28
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Reviewed October 14, 2012

we had dinner here after passing by earlier in the day and liking the look of the place. it turned out really well - nice authentic bistro atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and above all excellent food - in particular two fantastic steaks cooked perfectly to order with lovely home cooked chips. reasonably priced too. we moved through to the bar area after dining, nice bar on a corner site, one side on a bustling side street, the other overlooking the canal.it looked like most of the clientele were dutch, and it was certainly preferable to a tourist type restaurant, nice district too. highly recommended

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

fabulous sandwich, fresh, great value, very nice staff

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Came here on a very sunny sunday and the outside space was heaving and although very touristy had a great atmosphere. This place is not cheap (I think large beers were 6 euro). But it was a nice place to spend a sunny afternoon. The staff are good fun, although perhaps not the best waiters / waitresses and at times we found it very hard to get anyones attention.

Having said all of that I would definitely come back

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Lovely "touristy" location by a canal. Friendly service and great atmosphere as we sat outside in the sun. Service can be slow, hence we had to pay immediately when we ordered our food, I guess so you would not leave in case of becoming impatient because of a slow service. Food was OK, nothing special and I found pricey for the quality and quantity. Probably worth looking around as we later found quite a few restaurants offering "tourist meals" for around €10.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Since the Café was located very close to our B&B we went there for lunch right after our arrival, we chose paninis which were delicious, the service was good and fast and we loved the café. Because of that we decided to go back for dinner one night, unfortunately we experienced a whole different side of the Café that night. The Service was horrible, we waited for 15 minutes until we went up to the bar to ask for menus and drinks. The food we were served was not that good and the fries were cold. All in all we were very disappointed. So if you decide to stop at Café van Zuylen, do so for lunch or a coffee and to enjoy the nice view over the canal, I wouldn't go there again for dinner!

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