Katoen is one of the many eetcafés in Amsterdam and popular at lunch time when students and young professionals sit inside or at one of the five outside tables, a popular spot in summer. This is the perfect place to relax. Canal boats, bicycles and traffic offer enough sensation to watch.
Lunch for the Dutch means bread. The menu is chalked on the wall and includes chunks of brown bread smothered in goat cheese, honey and pine nuts. Open sandwiches topped with ham, cheese, egg and tomatoes with a light yoghurt dressing are big enough for the very hungry.
On weekdays student girls sip mint tea in the afternoon. On Thursday and Friday evenings the bar is full of party-goers having a drink or two before their evening out starts. Katoen breakfasts are very popular especially by the guests from nearby hotels. Who can resist fresh croissants, yoghurt and muesli washed down with freshly brewed coffee?
Excellent location, right in the centre and close to Dam Square, Waterlooplein, Red Light District, Kalverstraat, music theatres and film theatres.
Oude Turfmarkt 153
1012 GC Amsterdam
Opening Hours: from 9 am on weekdays and from 10 am on Sundays.
Photo credit Marianne Crone