Our spaces

Located in the rich historic city centre. Café de Jaren is a captivating place to get together, celebrate and enjoy the view.

The café has two spaces that are perfectly suitable for parties and celebrations. The large and extended first floor with rooftop terrace is the spot on choice for bigger, private occasions and events. Enjoy a spectacular view on the Amstel river from the terrace, at the same time you can check the bar that hums with a friendly local buzz.
But a smaller, somewhat secluded drinks gathering at our large bar downstairs in the café amid the other guests is of course possible too.

Café de Jaren can be reached with public transportation and by car. Metrostation Rokin and Waterlooplein are in easy walking distance. The closest parking garage is at the Stopera theatre at Waterlooplein and is an easy five minute walk to Café de Jaren.

First floor and roof terrace (private)

The first floor has an accessible character and large-opening glass doors overlooking the terrace. This is a unique venue, as the terrace is directly adjacent to the stunning Amstel river and Amsterdam’s city centre. In the summer months the sunny and sheltered roof terrace is perfect for drinks parties, receptions, corporate events, weddings, you name it. And the terrace can be heated in cooler months too. Enjoy the beautiful view and the hustle of the city, a brilliant spot for your own privately held event.

This room is ideally suited for large groups of 40 (minimum) up to over 200 people and can be arranged almost entirely according to your wishes. You will have your own host and serving staff.
A beamer, speaker microphone and music system are available.
If required, we can arrange a DJ for the party on request, and live music (within a reasonable noise limit) is also possible.

  • Venue fee €650 (via deposit upon booking), with room hire, serving staff, beamer and music system use included!
  • Minimum number of people for the space is 40. YOU ALWAYS BOOK FOR 40 (THE MINIMUM) ONLINE!! If there are more guests, please indicate this in the comments section of the online booking or by e-mail!
  • Total sum charge of consumptions afterwards, no drinks arrangements
  • We have a selection of bites and walking foods on pre order basis, please have a look at our menus below!

Drinks at the bar in the cafe downstairs

Host relaxed drinks at our bar in the café. A section of the bar will be reserved for your event to enjoy a social gathering with family and friends. Centered around the bar this spacious spot instantly becomes a cozy bubble. The atmosphere in the café is cosy, accessible and a mix of people, such as students, local residents, theatre lovers and tourists. The bar offers a fine selection of wines, specialty beers and delicious bites.

Both during summer and wintertime the café is well suited for a get together.

  • Informal gathering spot at the large bar, mainly standing places. Part of the café, so NOT a private space (decoration or AV presentations are not possible)
  • Capacity: MINIMUM 20 up to a MAXIMUM of 40 persons, from Monday till Friday from 4 PM
  • €10 downpayment per person at reservation to be deducted from the final bill
  • Snacks menu is served, but NO LUNCH or DINNER!
  • Reservation stays open for a maximum of 30 minutes after the booked time. After that the booking will be cancelled as no show!

Our catering options

And for a festive dressing up of your get-together, wedding, reception,
family and friends party or business event on our first floor and roof terrace,
we offer a wide choice of tasty finger food bites
and attractive walking food selections.
So there is a “suitable base” for every occasion.

Finger & Walking foods menu

Below you will find our extensive menus of finger and walking foods.

For example, there is a breadboard with farmhouse bread from Menno bakery together with three homemade (vegetarian) spreads. But you can also choose from a wide selection of luxury fried snacks that go perfectly well with the glass in your other hand.

Should the (evening)meal be pressing your drinks gathering, reception or event a bit? No worries, our walking foods arrangements offer you a tasty yet satisfying solution. Wonderful and delicious dishes that easily can replace a main course. So the party can go on!

  • The special finger and walking foods menu is only and exclusively available for private events on the first floor with a minimum of 40 persons.
  • Our walking foods are served between 5 and 9 PM, up to a maximum of 80 persons.
  • Walking foods selections should be ordered and downpaid for at least 7 days in advance.