A great little café on the Prinsengracht close to the Anne Frank House. There was 4 of us in our group and we headed to Café De Prins for lunch on Sunday lunchtime during our recent visit to Amsterdam. There was already a number of people sitting outside overlooking the canal despite the cold and snow having coffee when we arrived, and we was greeted by a busy bar area which seemed to be mainly locals enjoying a lunchtime drink. We headed towards the back to the tables and managed to find an empty one in the corner. Old, wooden style fixings give De Prins a very traditional and homely feel. Despite a small-ish menu, it still took us 5-10 minutes to decide on what to order. A little wait at the bar area, and our order of 2 spaghetti carbonara, Bob’s meat croquettes (with a side order of fries) and a chicken Indian wrap with 2 beers and 2 cokes were placed and was told “it’ll be up”. 5 minutes or so passed and our drinks arrived, and then about 10 minutes later, the food. Fresh, hot and quick – you can’t ask for more than that. I had the meat croquettes with the fries. After having seen them on a menu elsewhere, it was worth a try, and they were lovely. The Indian wrap could quite easily feed 2 if you both don’t have big appetites, and everyone in our party had no bad things to say about their meals. I’d read elsewhere about the apple pie in De Prins, but I physically couldn’t eat anything else. A good hearty lunch to keep us going until we flew home later that day.
Lunch worked out to be out €55 for the 4 of us with 1 round of drinks. When the food is good, the price is more than justified. I would recommend a visit to Café De Prins, especially as it’s so close to the Anne Frank House, I’d even work round the time of your trip there to ensure lunch in Café De Prins after.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.