Cobra Café

Address: Hobbemastraat 18, Amsterdam, 1071 ZB, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 470 0111

- Budget

3.7

Appealing café on the Museumplein - its big terrace is a major selling point.

While the Rijksmuseum is undergoing its long restoration programme it is without a café, and the Van Gogh Museum's café is no great shakes. So what are the options for a snack or drink in the vicinity? The most obvious spot is Cobra Café, which takes its name from the late 1940s expressionist art movement.

Food and drink
3.8
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Service
3.6
90%
Food and drink
3.8
90%
Value for money
3.8
90%
Ambience
4
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Location
4.2
90%

Food and drink

Sandwiches, soups, burgers and fries, eggs, salads, poffertjes (mini, light Dutch pancakes), apple pie. Drinks include cocktails, and gluhwein in winter.

Ambience

The modern, glass-sided building has Cobra art on the walls and the (rather faded) floor. If the weather's fine, most people opt to sit out on the large terrace, watching the children muck around on the Museumplein's playground, and clamber over the giant Iamsterdam promotional letters. 

Service

Brisk. 

Location

At the top of Museumplein, behind the Rijksmuseum.

Price advice

From 5 euros for a sandwich or the poffertjes. Pity you have to pay to use the loos (50 cents). 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Relaxation

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