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“Great little pub on a quiet corner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe van Zuylen

Cafe van Zuylen
Ranked #604 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $18 - $28
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centrum
Concord, New Hampshire
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great little pub on a quiet corner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Adorable and fun! We found the cafe right around the corner from our hotel. We only visited the bar area, though there is a restaurant too. The drinks were excellent, the service was excellent & the appetizers were tasty. I loved the bitterballen and something that was like cheese sticks. Very good, very affordable & very cute and attentive bartenders. During the late afternoon there was plenty of room, but come Friday evening around 8 it was packed! Everyone there was friendly & we met folks from Holland, Sweden, Ireland and England. Cafe van Zuylen ended up being our "go to" place for drinks while on our trip to Amsterdam.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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660 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,026 helpful votes
“Trendy local café/bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Trendy local café/bar. Cheap drinks. friendly service, good wine and bear selection. A very central location.

  • Visited November 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Don't eat the mussels”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

I got realy sick after eating mussels at Cafe van Zuylen, had to throw up everything a little bit later. Very bad experience. So I can just recommend don't eat mussels there!

Otherwise service was very friendly and the cafe has a chilly ambiance.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank namumaschm
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San Jose, California
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great spot for a break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place has great food, cold beer and good service. It is warm and cozy... plenty of options and even a cat sleeping on the bar, no really... a cat sleeping on the bar. I had the amazing tomato with moz sandwich and tomato soup- it hit the spot and gave me the boost I needed to finish my day in Amsterdam. Stop in here you wont regret it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hms4uk
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scotland
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“great food, nice surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank bigcheuk
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