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Kessens, Amsterdam

exterior of Kessens cafe in Amsterdam

The Place

I’ve been dropping by Kessens Amsterdam for many years now. It’s a little laid back restaurant serving a breakfast and lunch menu (alongside great wine and classic cocktails) in the Nine Streets District.

With a no frills, chilled out kinda vibe, it tends to attract the locals. And I love feeling like one of the locals myself as I rock up for a tasty sandwich and a glass of red.

The Neighbourhood

Kessens Amsterdam is located within the Nine Streets district in central Amsterdam. It’s right by the canals and within easy reach of both the Pulitzer and Soho House. Pancakes and Goodies, some more of my Amsterdam faves, are also close by.

A Good Shout for…

A laidback lunch with the locals.

The Best Bits

  • The fact that it’s a local haunt. There’s a big communal table by the kitchen where I’ve sat on many an occasion and had an Amsterdam resident strike up a friendly conversation.
  • The food. One owner of Kessen Amsterdam is Swedish, the other is Dutch. And the cuisine reflects this. You can expect to find homemade soups, salads, steak and gravad lax on the menu. I have tried my fair share of dishes and can vouch for their deliciousness.
  • Enjoying a late afternoon glass of wine on the outdoor terrace and doing some top notch people watching. Good time vibes to the max.
interior of Kessens cafe in Amsterdam
interior of Kessens cafe in Amsterdam
interior of Kessens cafe in Amsterdam
interior of Kessens cafe in Amsterdam
interior of Kessens cafe in Amsterdam

Kessens is one of my all-time favourite haunts in Amsterdam. To see more, head to the I Was Here page. Here you’ll discover a roundup of the best restaurants, cafés and culture spots in town, all tried and tested by yours truly. 

And if you fancy deep-diving into a new destination, head over to the Mr Globetrotter blog. It’s packed with hotel reviews and insider travel tips for luxe adventures the whole world over.

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Bela Molnar
Marqt in Amsterdam | Mr Globetrotter says 28/04/2020

[…] the self-catering malarkey, it’s right by a whole host of excellent eateries including Pancakes, Kessens, Goodies and The Avocado […]

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Ree7, Amsterdam | Mr Globetrotter says 28/04/2020

[…] the corner from the Pulitzer hotel and also a nearby neighbour to venues including Soho House and Kessens. […]

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Bela Molnar
Pancakes, Amsterdam | Mr Globetrotter says 28/04/2020

[…] Amsterdam highlights close by including the Pulitzer and Soho House as well as Kassens, Goodies and The Avocado Show, all eateries close to my […]

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Bela Molnar
Healthy Belly, Amsterdam | Mr Globetrotter says 28/04/2020

[…] a short walk away. And you’re also very close to a few of my other Nine Streets faves – Kassens, Goodies and The Avocado […]

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