Café Van Zanten is the perfect place for beginning or ending your night out. Situated at the corner of the Meent and the Binnenrotte you can have a drink and/or dinner and watch everybody passing by.
The waiters and waitresses have good knowledge of all the drinks they serve and are more than willing to assist with choosing your beer or wine. I usually go on a Friday evening where I will meet my friends and colleagues. There are a lot of other people and you can mingle with them easily.
On the opposite side of the Binnenrotte there is Cafe Pol which is not competing with Cafe Van Zanten at all. During the afternoon/evening most people will switch between both bars. Pretty funny to see and do it yourself.
With a little sunshine and no wind I enjoy a drink on the terrace, no heaters needed! Try some of the beers and do not forget to order some bitterballen. They can also keep you warm outside!
Tip: don’t go during the market, visit the terrace a day later it will be more relaxing.