Cafe Chris, Amsterdam

Cafe Chris, Amsterdam

Café Chris proudly celebrates itself as Jordaan's (and Amsterdam's) oldest bar. Established in 1624, it very much feels quaint and historic when you walk in but doesn't at all feel stuffy. You will immediately be welcomed by the friendliest owner/bartender and the atmosphere is homely and cozy, inviting to partake in real Dutch culture.

Go on and take a seat right at the bar, which is the best seat in the house. Actually, most everyone sits at the bar instead of the tables because the bartender and all the regulars like to socialize, even those visiting for the first time. The space inside is rather small, with dim lighting and wood furnishings everywhere, a pool table, and a humorously small bathroom; it's what you'd find in a "brown bar".

While those who are more thirsty than hungry need not go long with a dry throat (legend has it that Rembrandt himself drank here), the food menu is kept to the minimum. That being said, you are strongly advised to snack on some of the best (and least expensive) traditional, meaty "bitterballen" that always go well with a beer.

Tip:
Like the setting itself, some things just don't change, so bring cash as no cards accepted.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 3pm–1am; Fri, Sat: 3pm–2am; Sun: 3–9pm

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Sight Name: Cafe Chris
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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