Posted on: August 5, 2014
VOC Cafe De Schreierstoren in Amsterdam Red Light District is a uniquepub that was once a VOC trading company. The VOC was the Dutch East India Company, one of the first multinational corporations. This cafe has many VOC artifacts on display, as well as a full menu of both Dutch and Indonesian food.
The VOC was instrumental in introducing foods like coffee and chocolate to Europe, and so these are also specialties at VOC Cafe De Schreierstoren. The cafe is a great place to learn about Dutch history and sample some delicious food.
Because of its location in the Red Light District, VOC Cafe De Schreierstoren is also a popular spot for people watching. The cafe has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place to relax with a cup of coffee or tea.
This cafe is located just in opposite of Central Station. It’s a perfect place to have your first or last drink during your visit to Amsterdam. The Schreierstoren (translated: Schreiers Tower) is one of the oldest buildings of Amsterdam. It was build in 1487 as a defensive wall, which used to be part of Amsterdam’s city wall.
The painting above was made before Amsterdam’s Central Station was build. There used to be a harbor on the spot where central station is right now. The central station in Amsterdam was build between 1881 and 1889. It was designed by P.J.H. Cuypers, who also designed the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
If you would compare the painting with the picture above, you can see that the Schreiers Tower hasn’t changed much. We would definitely recommend you to go to VOC Cafe De Schreierstoren. We’ve listed some reasons to go here:
The interior of VOC Cafe de Scheierstoren has that beautiful vintage look.
This beautiful cafe is located just next to the Red Light District and New Market Square. It’s really easy to get here, just ask the bartender for directions.