Vertigo

Address: Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam, 1071 AA, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 612 3021

- Budget

4.1

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
3.7
90%
Service
3.6
90%
Food and drink
3.7
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.2
90%

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. 

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • People watching
  • Trendiness

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