Vertigo

Price guide: Budget

Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam, 1071 AA

Price guide: Budget

Vertigo © Jardineira

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#24 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
4.3
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Service:
3.6
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Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of Vertigo

No head for heights required in this café on the edge of the Vondelpark.

Vertigo takes its name from the famous Hitchcock film. Why? Well, it shares its premises - a rather grand neo-classical pavilion - with the EYE Film Institute Nederlands (formerly the Nederlands Filmmuseum), which screens art house and golden oldie films.

Food and drink: 

A big selection of international café fare - croissants and fruit shakes for breakfast, focaccia sandwiches, soups, burgers, Thai curry, tuna steaks..Like many people, I also come sometimes just for a beer, glass of wine or coffee - there's an extensive snacks menu, that includes Dutch bitterballen (moreish deep-fried meat-filled croquettes).

Ambience: 

Occupying the building's basement, and decorated with movie posters, the café is very cosy. There are also outdoor terraces operating throughout the year. People sit outside nursing hot chocolates in the winter months, and on summer weekends something of a party atmosphere can take hold, with trendy Amsterdammers reclining for hours on beanbags and mattress-covered benches. 

Service: 

Fine. Self service outside. 

Location: 

In a scenic spot towards the Vondelpark's eastern end, overlooking a lake.

Price advice: 

Sandwiches and soups 3.50-6 euros, main courses 12-20 euros. 

More information on Vertigo:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café
Food:
International, Snacks
Address:
Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam, 1071 AA
Telephone:
020 612 3021
Website:
http://www.vertigo.nl
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 10am-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco, Cheap eats, Quick bites

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