La Place

Price guide: Budget

Kalverstraat 203, Amsterdam, 1012 XC

Price guide: Budget

La Place

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

I write for The Daily Telegraph, The .... Read more
#37 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
3.3
3.3
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Singles, Relaxation

Expert review of La Place

Cheap but appetising food in the café and bakery of a city-centre department store.

It's rare for me to visit Amsterdam and not pop in at some point to the self-service cafeteria of the V&D department store. Why? Well, the food is fresh, inexpensive and very varied, and you can be in and out in super quick time.

Food and drink: 

Downstairs, there's a bakery offering excellent ciabatta sandwiches, wedges of quiche and pizza, muffins, brownies, and slices of apple pie - just the place to stock up on a picnic before heading for a canalside bench or the Vondelpark (or you can eat any of this in the café). Upstairs lies an enticing salad bar, home-made yoghurt drinks, and several food stations where you can order grilled meats and stir frys, cooked to order while you wait.

Ambience: 

Bustling - but there are quietish corners to take your meal and eat. The eating areas could be kept a bit cleaner.

Service: 

Absolutely fine. No table service. Pity you have to pay to use the loo.

Location: 

The main entrance is on Kalverstraat, one of the city’s busiest shopping streets, at the Munt Tower end.

Price advice: 

Sandwiches cost from 3 euros, hot dishes from around 8-15 euros.

More information on La Place:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Deli
Food:
International, Snacks
Address:
Kalverstraat 203, Amsterdam, 1012 XC
Telephone:
0900 235 8363
Website:
http://www.vd.nl
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon 11.30am-7.30pm, Tue 10.30am-7.30pm, Wed 10.30am-7.30pm, Thu 10.30am-9pm, Fri and Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-6.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Quick bites, Takeaway

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