The Red Light District offers a great variety of bars, but not all of them have a terrace. And not all of them are ideal to people watch. But Cafe Emmelot is perfect to do that. It sits on a corner, which is a must-have to people watch. Next to that, this bar is located next to one of the busiest streets of the Red Light District.
The terrace of Cafe Emmelot catches quite a lot of sun. You could sit near the canal side or grab a seat just next to the bar outside. The terrace near the water is best to sit, if you like to see the boats sailing by. It also offers outside heating and strong WiFi. Also, the staff is really friendly, which is kinda unique in Amsterdam. A lot of bars in Amsterdam are great, but most of time the staff just sucks. Fortunately, the personal at Cafe Emmelot know how to take care of their customers.
Cafe Emmelot is located approximately 10 minutes away from Amsterdam’s Central Station. So, a perfect place to have your first or last drink in Amsterdam. They offer a great variety in drinks.
The interior of this cafe is what can be described as a typical Dutch brown cafe. Wooden tables, wooden barstools, an old school bar, a pool table and whatnot. It isn’t exactly a bar with one of those fancy new interiors. But hey, nothing like the old school, right?
Cafe Emmelot is a good place to try some Dutch treats, like bitterballen or a jenever (gin). Or try a small plate with Dutch cheeses and some Dutch beers. Their food and drinks are really great!
It’s hard to think of something which isn’t great about this bar, really. If you’re more into a bar which has less people around it, then you should go to Cafe Aen ‘t Water. That one also has a great terrace, but is less busy though.
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