Trying to find the best Cafés in Amsterdam? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like De Bakkerswinkel, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Café de Jaren. We also help you find areas where Cafés are prominent - Old Center / Red Light District, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Amsterdam's best.



Dating from 1937 and designed by brothers HAJ Baanders and J Baanders, the 'Blue Tea House' is a glorious example of functionalist architecture. Resembling a flying saucer – which looks like it has carefully negotiated the trees to land in the...  Read More

Central Canal Ring
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This deli itself isn't much to look at, and it seats only a handful of diners, but the pleasure of the authentic Greek cuisine more than compensates for the lackluster decor. Besides, most folks do take-out anyway, and the place is well-equipped...  Read More

Central Canal Ring


You will find many appetizing goodies at Goodies. Whether you stop by for lunch or dinner, one look at the menu will make your mouth water. Goodies serves a variety of delicious, cost effective dishes. Plus, all the ingredients are fresh and...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District


Latei is truly a one-of-a-kind place where customers can have lunch and shop at the same time. Everything (well, everything with a price tag that is) is for sale: furniture, wallpaper, lighting fixtures, olive oil, etc. The café definitely...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District
In de Waag


Once a city gate, this now-restaurant is an awesome mix of 15th-century architecture and 21st-century adaptation. The interior maintains a medieval charm, complete with enormous, candle-studded chandeliers; outside, terrace tables invite folks...  Read More

Central Canal Ring


If your idea of breakfast demands a little something sweet (in the European tradition), you'd do well to visit this quaint patisserie. Within its walls, you'll discover a wealth of treats, including cakes, tortes, turnovers, croissants and even...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District


Mention of this delightful establishment is enough to make mouths water, thanks to its repertoire of incredible baked goods. Fresh scones (served with clotted cream), wonderful pain au chocolat, and big, crusty loaves of bread tempt with their...  Read More

Western Canal Ring


A favorite of tourists and a fun, all-around restaurant, Pancake Bakery occupies a canal house that once belonged to the Dutch East India Company. Today, the cozy place pulls in droves of folks, who tackle generous offerings of sweet and savory...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District
Café de Jaren


Café de Jaren, located near Muntplein, is perfect for any occasion, any time of day. Start your morning on Café de Jaren's beautiful terrace overlooking the Amstel River and sip on a cup of coffee or read the newspaper. Stop by later in the...  Read More