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#2,218 of 3,529 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Utrechtsestraat 102, 1017 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“white cat” (2 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Pub, Cafe
Utrechtsestraat 102, 1017 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here at 9.15 and although not busy we were still waiting to be served at 9.40, I went inside and the girl said' I'm working alone' I said ok and sat down but she still didn't appear as she was more concerned with...More

Thank ruthwild
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I have visited Cafe Bouwman on numerous trips to Amsterdam and always enjoy my time spent there. The cafe itself is a typical ‘brown style’ bar which is cosy, well-priced and has friendly staff - there’s also a very friendly and cute cat who loves...More

Thank Eilidh M
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We had just been to Cafe De Ooievaar across the road from this pub when we decided to drop into Bouwman as it's such a great traditional Dutch pub that we've always had a good time in. Walking in and you know your in a...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Had a lovely selection of open sandwiches and beer. Excellent vegetarian selection. Staff were very friendly and helpful to a family of English speaking vegetarian tourists.

Thank rmm_1965
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

It was cold and we needed a warm-up. Stopped at Bouwman. Nice little cafe all decorated for X-mas. Service is friendly and atmosphere good.

Thank Friembi0203
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot to sit and watch the world go by next to the canal. Went here twice, no table service either time (other places in the area have better service). Loved the cat!

Thank Jacinda D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing great about this place apart from the canal side seats. Agree with some previous reviewers about hygiene. It is certainly questionable.

Thank K K
Reviewed 22 August 2017

After a long day of walking we decided to stop at what looked like a great location. It was. The orange juice, which was from next door ? Was very nice. The dark beer was great. Missing our two cats back home in australia the...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were there for an afternoon drink. Even though only about half the seats in the café were taken, the service was awfully slow. When our order finally arrived, the tray was just put onto our table and the waitress left us to distribute the...More

Thank HolgerDerCowboy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

After a lot of walking, a drink was required. We sat outside to enjoy a cool beer and indulged in a bit of people watching. Good location.

Thank David R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, Bar, Pub, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Utrechtsestraat 102, 1017 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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