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“Good food close to Anne Frank House”
Review of Cafe De Prins

Cafe De Prins
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Ranked #294 of 3,814 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food close to Anne Frank House”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

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.

  • Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Pea Soup”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We visited last night - our first in Amsterdam. Cafe De Prins was crowded but we were seated quickly. The ambiance is homey - wooden tables and candlelight. The menu is small, but the specials were very diverse. We shared a Dutch Pea Soup - very hardy and filled with potato and meat. Perfect on a cold, snowy night. I had the cheese fondue - excellent but definitely meant to be shared. My boyfriend had the bacon and sauerkraut special which was also filling and yummy. We highly recommend.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank KellyandMike
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Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

I live in Amsterdam and when family came to visit we thought we would try somewhere different and found this on Tripadvisor so thought we would give it a try!

Lovely atmosphere and perfect on a snowy cold evening. But the food just...didn't live up to standards.

Don't get me wrong the quality was clearly fantastic, but it completely lacked flavour and was extremely expensive for what it was. A shame because it's a very cute little place.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank littlemisstravel10
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Austin, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Bar, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

This little bar is really nice. It has a great atmosphere for dinner and a very friendly staff. I had the cheese fondue (the one without the blue cheese) and it was quite yummy. The location is quite close to the Anne Frank house if someone is looking for a convenient and good lunch or dinner.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Jenn S
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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable and nice location in the Prisengracht area”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Ate here shortly after visiting the Anne Frank Haus and walking thru the Jordaan on a nice Saturday morning back in April. Nice simple cafe to eat, had a very good chicken club sandwich, and freshly squeezed OJ. Friendly and attentive staff and a good value for the money. Nothing fancy but a nice little local cafe and a place to have a short respite from a day of sightseeing.

  • Visited April 2012
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