· By Herb Lester

Café de Jaren, Amsterdam

Extract from Supertime Amsterdam.

On the street that was the setting for Rembrandt’s Night Watch, this stylish and airy grand café has been a neighbourhood favourite since opening in 1990. Its floor-to-ceiling windows, colourful tiles, warmly hued painting and well-stocked reading table give it a sunny atmosphere ever on a grey day. Come warmer weather, there’s a scramble for riverside tables.

Café de Jaren
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20
Sun-Thu: 9.30am-1am; Fri-Sat: 9.30am-2am