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Hofje van Wijs

££ - £££
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Dutch, Cafe, European
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Zeedijk 43, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 0436
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is such a surprise. A carefully chosen menu of delights. Lovely staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank AngieWootten63
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I loved the atmosphere of this cafe. Kept going back for sweet potato fries. Teas are plentiful and bit expensive. Meals were always fresh and well prepared.

Thank Duru Ö
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cozy place to sit outside in the summer, food tasted good and prices were okay. Only two servers so they were very busy, but overall not bad at all.

Thank burgertrut
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Finding this hidden gem was so rewarding - local food, company and a cosy interior made for a great experience, not to mention the canal window view. The staff were very friendly and the place feels very genuine and quirky. We were so glad to find this great place!

Thank logischoder
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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219 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice and cosy place to have dinner or lunch. Friendly staff and nice decoration. Worth the stop. Would not have found it in case i didnt hang around with a local

Thank Mitchi121
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hofje van wijs is a cozy restaurant at the Zeedijk you would easily walk by without noticing. Once you go inside, the place is much bigger than you would aspect. The staff is nice, but the coffee is not as good as you would expect from a place that sells coffee as its specialty. Also, the food is a bit... More 

Thank Coraelisa
Onchan, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great advice on nuts the lemon tart was to die for and. Cheese board was fab to coffee was excellent , if want bigger meal or snack. After 3 limited menu and I wondering how good the evening food will be if what we had is anything to go by .. yum probably

Thank RevdClive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband wandered in after a canal cruise. It was great. We tried the traditional Dutch Bitterballen and pancakes.

Thank Rachel T
Reading, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was our last stop before heading home after a lovely weekend in Amsterdam and our trip certainly finished on a high! This is a lovely place with very good coffee, nice cake, and friendly stuff. It is quirky and interesting to see and very accommodating and relaxing.

Thank Anna L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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640 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

In the Nieuwmarkt Buurt there are so many restaurants, so it's nice to have dinner in one place and then head for another for dessert. Of course Hofje van Wijs have a dinner menu, but I like to have coffee and dessert here. When it's warm, you can sit in "het binnenhofje". The staff is really nice too!

Thank FayeInAmsterdam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 43, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 0436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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