My favorite hang out spot! A typical tiny brown cafe in the heart of the Jordaan. Located on the sunny side of the street, this place is great for hopping on one of the terrace chairs, ordering delicious apple pie and watching all kinds of ‘interesting’ people go by while enjoying the sun and a cheap (80ct early morning) cup of coffee.
When I come here I always like to sit next to the regular I’m-enjoying-my-pension-to-the-max, always-ready-to-give-you-good-advice old men who spend quite a few hours a day here, sitting by the bar or outside in a comfy chair. They remind me of my grandpa with their amazing stories and (often dirty) humor. It makes my day each and every time!
But this cafe is not only pleasant in the morning or during the day but it becomes even better at night. The cafe hosts a lot of live music nights but my absolute favorite is the sing-a-long night on every first Monday of the month. Make your way through the crowd, pick up one of the lyric books, order a fantastic local IJ-beer, yell out the title of your favorite Dutch song as the band will start playing and the entire cafe will sing along with your request! It’s karaoke 2.0 and thanks to the enthusiastic crowd no one will notice anybody singing off key.
This place might not be as hip and happening as other cafe’s, but it’s Amsterdam at its absolute finest!
Tip: Can’t wait to start singing? Check out their website!