Café Brecht  



 
 
This Berlin-style living room cafe attracts students and literary types who discuss the merits of Brechtian drama while flicking through the plays that are scattered around. Inspired by Berlin's alternative bar scene, Sandra Houtman and her son decided to offer up their own piece of east German charm in the heart of Amsterdam. Berliner Pilsner, fritz-kola and a variety of German beers are on tap, and a selection of bratwurst is available. The atmosphere is casual and stylish; vintage furniture, and knitting needles, wool and threads on hand for crafty types.
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"Work over coffee"
Good music. A place to take your work and lounge on their scattered sofas. Seats and sofas are old and might need refurbishing, but the place has a good...
Written by Hanan M, 9 months ago on Tripadvisor
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"Budvar on tap!"
My dad and I stumbled upon Cafe Brecht while riding the 7 Tram. My dad loves Czech beer and noticed a Budvar sign outside the Cafe. We went back later...
Written by Betsy V, 9 months ago on Tripadvisor
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"Really nice discovery"
Me and my friends accidentally stumbled upon this place on our first day in Amsterdam; it suddenly started raining very hard and it was the first bar we...
Written by Francesca V, 10 months ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great cafe with comfy seating"
Nice small place with comfy low chairs. Beer collection was good. We had a great time and wish we had more time to hang out at the cafe.
Written by pragya g, 11 months ago on Tripadvisor
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"Somethink different"
Very nice place, local place with very good price and local drinks. If you want to see somethink different and no tourist place dont miss it.
Written by A TripAdvisor Member, 1 year ago on Tripadvisor
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"Relaxing and great atmosphere ! :)"
I really like the atmosphere of this bar with old chairs and sofas. :) Good selection of tea and very friendly staff !
Written by Ludovic W, 1 year ago on Tripadvisor
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"Loved it"
We went here twice. We originally went as we read a review saying they had gluten free beer. They do have one gluten free beer and will serve you gluten...
Written by debbyandjamie, 1 year ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice atmospheric place"
A small cafe near Leidseplein with very atmospheric interior. The selection of drinks and snacks is nice, but not very varied.
Written by Lina Z, 1 year ago on Tripadvisor
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"Fantastic Communist-feeling decor"
The decoration and atmosphere of this place are the main highlights. The service is decent, the prices are a bit above average, and it gets a bit crowded...
Written by Katie J, 1 year ago on Tripadvisor
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"Amazing breakfast"
It is a quaint place. We had great cappuccinos, pretzel with ham and gouda cheese + piadina brea parma and arugula. Amazing!
Written by Tremendos C, 1 year ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great cozy spot for a chilled informal hang out with friends"
Cozy, Classic German-style vintage living room type of design. Good coffee, great snacks, great ambience. You literally feel as if you're in a room...
Written by Sara S, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Cozy Lunch Cafe"
We just happened to find this place walking by after the Rijksmuseum. The waitress was very nice. The inside was cozy with a quaint view of the...
Written by Anajah R, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great atmosphere. Very comfortable"
Highly recommended for coffee or tea. Beautiful decorations. They have a few beers as well, on draught and craft bottles. It remains a quiet place where...
Written by Nicolas G, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Fantastisch!"
Cafe Brecht is a Berlin living-room style bar/cafe filled to the brim with old-fashioned armchairs, stools, ornaments and curiosities. The couple of times...
Written by Eilidh M, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"A lovely little find. Cosy, cute and definitely worth a visit!"
We stumbled upon this little place as we were looking for a nice little cafe for tea and cake. I don't know what made us go in as it isn't half as...
Written by Charlotte W, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice and chilled"
Tried to call in here for first coffee of the day but it was closed which was a shame as it would have been perfect. Called back for a beer later in the...
Written by scott j, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Tasty sandwiches and friendly staff :) :)"
Called in for a quick bite before the Heineken museum. Really tasty sandwiches and homemade sodas and the atmosphere was so relaxed and friendly! Great...
Written by curranrl, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice alternative cafe!"
Really nice place, with comfy chairs all over the place, looks cosy and the service is good! Especially hot chocolate with whipped cream was awesome.
Written by Vincent V, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Quirky little bar - great light lunch"
Lovely little place with quirky furniture. We both had a tasty light lunch and were happy with the friendly service.
Written by AilsD, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Go there"
Coziest place ever! Go for a coffee, play some games, seat down on those sofas and never stand up again... Plus: the staff is cool!
Written by amandaobara, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Very cool and chilled place"
We had some time to kill between sightseeing and catching a plane home so popped in here for a coffee. It's a great, chilled out place. We only had a...
Written by Carys W, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Very nice and cosy place"
Nice and cosy place decorated with old furniture and decorations. Friendly and welcoming service. Some of the armchairs are not so comfortable because...
Written by XenKsu, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Reminds me of Starbucks with a Vintage Twist"
Coffee, craft brews, and light lunch. This place appears to be a fav of locals. It is near the train and Rijksmuseum. Comfy tables and chairs. Service was...
Written by SAOTX, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Lovely"
Me and my wife been here for a quick lunch after visiting the park. Lovely atmosphere, vintage furniture, nice selection of beers and tasty piadine (and...
Written by Bones M, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Small, living room like cafe"
At the Weteringschans, this is a nice bar, decorated like an old fashioned living room, very nice. There is a small terrace outside. They serve all kinds...
Written by Hanshja, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great for a beer.."
I met a friend here for a few beers, I was pleasantly surprised by the great range of beers they had. They have some really nice German beers at a...
Written by fimiguma, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great Interior and bad service"
On the positive side, you will enjoy the cozy and charming interior where you can have a calm conversation with a great selection of special teas. On the...
Written by giovanni-khoury, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Quick pint of Wheat beer"
Stopped in here on our way to Het Concertbrou after seeing a review of its quirkiness. Had a delcious Wheat Beer and sat in the strange little seats, very...
Written by leopoldwest, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"One of those MANY little bistros, but charming"
This charming, cozy old place on the corner of tram intersection Vijzelgracht & Weteringschans has a limited menu (mostly Piadina: rolled wraps) but...
Written by Kirk F, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great little bar"
This bar is well worth a visit. Delightful features inside, like your nan's crazy sitting room; equally good to sit outside if the sun is shining....
Written by DrKaron, 3 years ago on Tripadvisor
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