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Cafe Papeneiland

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Address: Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 624 1989

This atmospheric café opened in 1642, a great place for some good drinks,...

This atmospheric café opened in 1642, a great place for some good drinks, food and quiet conversation.

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Happened upon this place while wandering around Amsterdam on a November night. The interior is charming and authentic. The patrons that night were all locals. Upstairs there is... read more

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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Happened upon this place while wandering around Amsterdam on a November night. The interior is charming and authentic. The patrons that night were all locals. Upstairs there is small section where they were smoking and watching football - I wouldn't recommend sitting here. We got a lovely table downstairs and spent a few hours chatting and drinking reasonably priced beers.... More 

Thank elizamay2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing and oozes authentic Dutch charm. Good mix of locals and tourists. You must get the apple tart!

Thank TwoRoamingTravelers
County Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

5 of us friends arrived here to taste the famous apple pie and stayed for hours enjoying the authentic atmosphere and beers and bitter ballen, ( prob spelt wrong ). Amazing apple pie and a warm friendly place.

Thank Una M
Cherry Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited three times during our stay in Amsterdam. It wasn't far from where we were staying and great old Brown Bar. The ambience is lovely. We didn't try any food but the beer was great and my wife had the Genver. On our first visit the bartender chastised me for using my credit card after I... More 

Thank chache47
Portland, Maine
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe Papeneiland is the main subject of the most picturesque view in Amsterdam. It is also a perfect example of a Dutch brown cafe. The interior is very atmospheric. I stopped by around 11:00 with my wife and my 2 year old son. We had coffee and apple pie. The pie was very good and the staff was very friendly... More 

Thank FeedTheOwl
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Tiny little place but go and have a slice of two-inch thick pie filled with well-spiced apples and a pleasant crust. Not like any apple pie/cake have ever had...4€ for a nice sized slice suitable for breakfast, snack or anytime. Very pleasant staff and all locals when we stopped in...including a sleeping dog! The interior is a step back in... More 

Thank 104KB2
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455 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This authentic dutch pub is a good place to have drink or two. This pub is really old and they didn't change much over the years which gives it a pleasant athmosphere.

Thank zimof1
Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is down to personal taste but I was personally disappointed by the apple pie there. The pie was a bit too sour for my liking.

Thank marianchew0326
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious homemade apple pie and mulled wine, perfect for a cold day. Good selection of beer. Friendly owner.

Thank Sarah C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the cafe for the apple pie, we where not disappointed the staff are friendly and welcoming the pie was delicious. The bar is full of character and very quaint. Well worth the visit.

Thank SPL1987

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