A large and lovely cafe from 1702 on the side of the River Amstel.
Nothing is better on a sunny day than sitting on the wide terrace of De Ysbreeker on the Amstel and soaking up the rays. The late afternoon sun hits this side of the river, providing a perfect place to have an early dinner in the summertime. If you’re not too hungry, just get a glass of Gulpener or choose a wine from their excellent list and relax. But if you are feeling peckish we recommend the burger. Large and with a side of fries, it’s a hearty meal. The pumpkin soup is a lighter choice, and so delicious we really want the recipe!
De Ysbreeker is a fancier cafe than most Amsterdam bruincafes, in both the menu and the ambiance. The building is lovely, having stood here since 1702. The interior is large with high ceilings and tall windows, providing a nice place to sit with a coffee when the weather is not so nice. Free WIFI makes this cafe a favorite during the day, while breakfast and lunch are served. Stop by after a visit to the nearby Hermitage Museum or Magere Brug.
In case you wondered, De Ysbreeker is named for the big boats that were meant to break the ice on the Amstel River during the winters, allowing barges with fresh drinking water for Amsterdam’s inhabitants to reach the city in the 1700s and 1800s.
Weesperzijde 23, Amsterdam