• Restaurant Café Van Puffelen

Welcome to Restaurant Café Van Puffelen

Restaurant Cafe van Puffelen is located on the Prinsengracht. In the middle of the Jordaan district, in the area around the characteristic ’Negen Straatjes’ (nine little streets): we couldn’t have had a better location. Once just a small and authentic Amsterdam ‘bruin cafe’ (brown bar), but after a couple of expansions Restaurant Cafe van Puffelen has become a hotspot in the city and a place that every ‘Amsterdammer’ knows. Therefore, Van Puffelen is visited by a variety of people: from locals to students and from tourists to families.

Divided over two monumental canal houses, in Van Puffelen you can enjoy a relaxed and tasteful dinner in the restaurant and have a drink in the cosy bar. The restaurant has a stylish but intimate atmosphere and the menu offers a variety of ‘honest’ dishes: fish, meat, vegetarian and optional vegan dishes. The kitchen serves a wide range international inspired cuisine which is carefully put together by our head-chef Tom Jaasma who creates the dishes personally with his team. The wine list is just as international and diverse. You can see our menu here. Van Puffelen is also very suitable to welcome large(r) groups for a special three course dinner, a buffet or a delicious lunch. Please visit our group page for more information.

Van Puffelen has a ****-rating on Tripadvisor. Yourlittleblackbook reviewed us as ‘Great gastrobar food. Affordable and seasonal. A perfect spot for a glass of red wine and bitterballs after a shopping spree.’ Read the full restaurant review here.

The cafe is the place where it all started in the eighties: a ‘bruine kroeg’ (brown pub) with a few tables. The bar still breathes this atmosphere of a genuine Amsterdam pub. You can choose from a wide selection of draft beers.

Van Puffelen is the place for an evening with beers and friends, to have lunch on the canal side terrace during a sunny summer day, or ‘borrelen’ (to have drinks) with, of course, typical Dutch bitterballen (dutch meatballs). The bar is also thé best location in the center of Amsterdam to have a birthday party or a graduation party.

Restaurant Cafe van Puffelen is open for dinner and drinks daily and for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


The Menu

When looking at our menu you will notice a choice between various ‘fair’ dishes, something for everyone. Fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, inspired by Italian/French cuisine but Van Puffelen also serves dishes with an Oriental touch. In addition, there’s a changing daily special. We serve a suitable dish for every taste.

Upon request lactose-free dishes can be served. We are very happy to take into account various allergies. We appreciate if you notify us in advance.

To view these menus you will need Adobe Acrobat, which you can download here for free.


In the centre of Amsterdam on the Prinsengracht canal you’ll find our authentic Dutch bar. Since 1983 Van Puffelen has been a place where the locals like to meet up for a drink and a chat. We’re open 7 days a week and on weekends for lunch. If the weather is good our small but cozy terrace will provide you with sunlight most of the afternoon and evening!

Organizing a party? Birthday, graduation or a business event? We will be more than happy to explore the opportunities with you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on info@restaurantvanpuffelen.com or phone +31206246270



Restaurant Van Puffelen is, also due to its layout, very suitable for receiving smaller and larger groups. Restaurant van Puffelen is also very conveniently located in the center of Amsterdam, in the hart of the Negen Straatjes (Nine little streets) on the beautiful Prinsengracht.

Dinners en lunches

Restaurant Van Puffelen offers groups and companies a special three course menu starting at €35,- per person. Having lunch with a large group is possible from €9,50 per person. And, in consultation, almost everything is possible. The group size can vary from 10 to 150 persons for a (three course) dinner or lunch, and even for more persons with a buffet.

Group menu’s, whether or not based on our own menu, beverage packages, buffets, themed dinners: we like to hear your wishes. Please contact us for more information.

Group menu

Here you can find our group menu of the moment! But obviously, in consultation a lot more is possible. To view our menu, you need Adobe Acrobat, which you can download here.

Business meetings

For coffee tables, meetings, presentations or business meetings in a beautiful, historical setting, Van Puffelen is the right place for you.

It is possible to reserve the entire cafe or even the entire restaurant for a private dinner, reception or (cocktail) party. Van Puffelen also offers a private room with its own bar. For more information on availabilty and prices, please contact us.

Private room

Restaurant Café Puffelen features a unique private room with a bar where we can arrange a private lunch, a reception with drinks and dinner parties for groups. The private room is located on the mezzanine of the monumental canal house and is ideal for group lunches, meetings, business dinners, and graduation receptions.

Meetings, drink, dine

The private room Restaurant van Puffelen is a cozy, intimate space where you can gather, lunch, have drinks and have dinner. Would you like your business meeting to be quiet and succesful, have a drink afterwards and finish the meeting relaxed with a delicious dinner? Are you a graduate and do you want to celebrate your graduation by inviting a select group of friends and family to dine and then drink with all your friends at your reception? Would you like to get your stag party started with a delicious lunch? In consultation almost anything is possible.

Read more about our possibilities for groups on the group page. Contact information can be found here.

Drinks and snacks to go

Nothing beats a boat trip on the Amsterdam canals on a sunny afternoon. Specially not if you can enjoy the beautiful views with a typical Dutch snack and drink.

Our perfect located venue is very suitable for a ‘drive thru’ order of snacks and cold drinks.

All you have to do is call in 30 minutes in advance and we’ll make sure all ordered goods are ready to be taken on board.

In need of ice cubes? Or a bathroom visit? We’ll be happy to help you out as well!

Here you will find the menu for Drinks and snacks to go.



Small groups

On this page you can make reservations for Restaurant Café Van Puffelen in Amsterdam. If you would like to make reservations for Lunch- & Dinercafé Van Puffelen in ‘s-Hertogenbosch please go to this site.

You make a reservation below. Your reservation is confirmed immediately.

Larger groups

If you would like to make a reservation for a larger group (from 9 people), please contact us by phone 020-624 62 70. You can also send an email to info@restaurantvanpuffelen.com



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