Café-Restaurant Amsterdam

Price guide: Mid-range

Watertorenplein 6 , Amsterdam, 1051 PA

Price guide: Mid-range

Café-Restaurant Amsterdam

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#15 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Singles, Relaxation

Expert review of Café-Restaurant Amsterdam

A 19th-century water pumping station turned into stunning, informal brasserie.

It's worth coming just to gawp at the colossal hall that is the dining area, with its wrought-iron pillars, high ceiling, and original floodlights from the old Ajax stadium. The food plays second fiddle, but is still very decent.

Food and drink: 

Mostly classic French brasserie fare - snails, rillettes, steak and chips, coq au vin, crème brulée, profiteroles. Platters of fruits de mer are a speciality. Dishes are simply prepared, and reasonably priced.

Ambience: 

Buzzy. There's so much to look at (and choose from on the long menus), it's very family friendly - I've eaten here happily with my kids.

Service: 

Good, helpful, accommodating.

Location: 

A ten-minute tram ride from the city centre - take tram 10 to the final stop: the restaurant is 200 yards from there. The Westergasfabriek nightlife/cultural complex is a short walk away.

Price advice: 

Steer clear of seafood, and you can eat three courses for under 30 euros a head.

More information on Café-Restaurant Amsterdam:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Seafood
Address:
Watertorenplein 6 , Amsterdam, 1051 PA
Telephone:
020 682 2666
Website:
http://www.cradam.nl
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Kitchen open Sun-Thu 11.30am-10.30pm, and Fri-Sat to 11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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