De Jaren is one of Amsterdam's best grand cafes.
Situated right in the heart of the city centre just off Muntplein, De Jaren is a very popular meeting point for students, locals and visitors alike and is usually buzzing with atmosphere.
Opened in 1990, the cafe is light and spacious being spread out over 2 floors and also includes outer terraces overlooking the Amstel. On the ground floor there is a wide choice of international newspapers and magazines whilst upstairs there is a reasonably priced restaurant with salad bar. Free WiFi internet is available.
When really busy it can be difficult to get a table and the service can be a little hit and miss but overall this cafe is a great spot for people watching. Open daily 0930 to 0100 (Fri and Sat closes 0200).
de Jaren, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, Amsterdam