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Address: Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 | Grachtengordel: East, 1017 RR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 01:00
Fri 09:00 - 03:00
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De Balie, a good place for a drink or for a meal near the Leidse Plein

De Balie is my cafe on the Leidse Plein, before i go to cinema or theatre. For a drink, but also for a nice meal. In De Balie is also a cinema, a theatre, and a place for... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

De Balie is my cafe on the Leidse Plein, before i go to cinema or theatre. For a drink, but also for a nice meal. In De Balie is also a cinema, a theatre, and a place for discussions.

Thank DirkVermeulen_13
Cairo, Egypt
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207 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

i attended a talk in de balie, i loved the atmosphere. in addition to cultural events there is also a very nice cafe. i recommend the place if you are spending sometime in amsterdam

Thank Aya E
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617 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here consisting of scrambled eggs, toast with jam and butter, a croissant, tea and a delicious yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. No complaints, friendly staff, nice building. A perfect start to the day.

Thank fmck49
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went for a early dinner on a Sunday evening - and deeply regretted it afterwards - stomach ache for days afterwards. Ordered what should have been a kind of Thai Chicken Soup - what arrived at the table was a small bowl with bean sprouts and a few pieces of grey looking chicken and 2 coriander leaves floating in... More 

Thank Azurduyvive
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely place where you can relax or have business talks in a Dutch atmosphere where the staff takes good care of you and suggest the best international food and wine (I had a surprisingly good German wine!). Highly recommended

Thank natasha c
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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211 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Let me be very upfront: I don't like political correctness and socialism. This place is drenched with left wing political correctness and socialism of the worst kind. It's everywhere. In the attitude of the people who visit and the staff. The first, most bad thing about socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. The (only) good... More 

1 Thank Dan K
Taipei, Taiwan
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320 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Good place to eat, good beers. This is the first place I ate at in Amsterdam, it was actually recommended by the staff at the Hard Rock Café store. It is just nearby. It seems to be quite popular with the locals. And the food was reasonably priced and good. I spent a total of 25 Euro for a burger,... More 

Thank CrunchyMonkey
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to sit down for a chat with a lovely service, great food and coffee. Right in the city centre as well. Not overpriced.

Thank Agnes W
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Good food and service at de Balie which is lcated at Leidseplein. Very convenient place to have a dinner before going to Paradiso or casino.

Thank Jan H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

De Balie could not be more centrally located. On the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen, adjacent to Leidseplein. Food is really good. A short lunch menu, following the famous Gordon Ramsay. Swift service, nice people. The restaurant's bar is a hotspot in the evening and at night.

Thank hansdrenth

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