Cafe the Tuin is a really relaxed place in the Jordaan in the centre of Amsterdam. In this area there are lots of good places. (Check the La Perla Pizza article) Cafe de Tuin is just laid back and no nonsense. They play really good music and serve a wide collection of Belgian beers.
It’s nice to sit outside but there isn’t a lot of space. I love the way they’ve made little tables out of the ‘Amsterdammertjes‘ by the side of the road.
In the weekends the place gets really busy with people inside and outside and sometimes a DJ playing music. This makes it the excellent place to start or finish your evening. Or just stay here, you don’t need to go anywhere else!