Koosje?The café with the red awning?Opposite Artis Zoo?Yes, the one and only!

The cosiest dinner pub of the Plantage area

Café Koosje is a charismatic ‘brown café’ in a lively part of Amsterdam, buzzing with activities. Have a seat on our lovely, sunny terrace and savour Koosje’s best dishes and drinks.

Our guests are a fine blend of people who appreciate a tasty meal in good company. Locals and visitors from all walks of life consider Koosje their living room. Home of students and tourists, where business and culture shake hands. We like to call it happy chaos.
Let’s meet at Café Koosje!

Welcome to Café Koosje

At Koosje Amsterdam you can enjoy a nice breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. Served with a smile!

 

Did you know that we regularly organize pub quizzes? Check our instagram page for upcoming events!

Food

Café Koosje is open five days a week from 9.00 a.m. -including Sundays- to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
The not-that-early-birds that like to sleep in we serve both breakfast and lunch until 16:30 p.m.
Looking for a quick bite to eat after a visit to Artis Zoo with the kids? Koosje will fill your tummies gladly with anything nutricious. Already from 17:00 p.m. dinner can be served.

We aim to use fresh, biological and sustainable ingredients.

breakfast & lunch menudinner menu

Drinks

Serving a wide variety of choices, we cater for all tastes all day: an energizing espresso, fresh ginger tea, elderberry juice, sodas, special brews, fruity wines, bubbles, liquors and of course exciting cocktails. Anything sweet or savoury on the side? Coming up!
To sit and relax on Koosje’s sunny terrace and watch the world go by. Or inside our café, nice and warm. This is the life!

From 9 o’clock in the morning till late at night we serve the most delicious drinks.Inside our cosy café or outside on our sunny terrace.

drinks menu

Groups

Large and small groups will receive a hearty welcome at our famous ‘borrelavondje’ (an all-in night out with drinks and snacks). Anything’s possible at Café Koosje. Please, keep in mind that Koosje is the favourite café among ‘borrelaars’. Do reserve on time!
If you wish to be informed about organizing parties, dinners or any other gatherings please contact us at info@koosjeamsterdam.nl

To make reservations, just call Koosje at (+31) 020 3200 817. Or fill in the form. Or come to the café in person. Whatever is convenient!

You can also fill in the reservation form.
With additional information you can indicate whether you are coming for lunch or dinner and what time you prefer.
After receiving your message, we will contact you as soon as possible to handle and/or confirm the reservation request.

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    Location

    Café Koosje Amsterdam

    Plantage Middenlaan 37
    1018 DB Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Café Koosje is situated in the centre of the Amsterdam Plantage area, opposite Artis Zoo, near the Hortus Botanicus botanical garden, Wertheimpark, several museums and the old Jewish quarter. An attractive area, dynamic and with a strong drive for cultural development.
    In this part of Amsterdam, towards the end of the 17th century, beautiful gardens were designed for its inhabitants. Hortus Botanicus was founded in 1682, Artis Zoo in 1838. Urban planning and housing began after 1860.
    In 2001 Café Koosje settled in the Plantage area, which is still green and lush. Amid flora and flora, let Koosje’s alluring scents guide you. You are very welcome!

    Directions

    Tram

    Café Koosje can easily be reached by public transport.
    Trams 9 (from and to Central Station) and 14 stop in front of the café.

    Metro

    Waterlooplein metro station is within walking distance.

    Auto

    Parking (limited) is allowed at Plantage Middenlaan for €6,= per hour.
    Markhoven and Waterlooplein parking garages are within walking distance (comparable parking rates).
    At Artis Zoo a parking area (reduced rates) is available for visitors of the zoo. Artis advises to travel by public transport.