Café Loetje (Johannes Vermeerstraat)
Café Loetje began about 40 years ago as a neighbourhood pub and billiards bar on the corner of the Johannes Vermeerstraat in Amsterdam South, near the Museumplein. Here lie the roots of the Loetje concept; this is where our sirloin steak was successfully put on the menu in the 70s and where the billiards tables made room for a ‘new’ pub, which – as it turned out – became the basis for all the other Loetje establishments in the Netherlands.
Over the years, Café Loetje has taken on a bigger and more modern look, keeping a number of characteristic elements of the past. The façade is authentic, you can eat at special ‘Loetje tables’ and you can still see the old logo on the windows, with a nod to the billiards bar of the past.
The current Café Loetje is a cosy restaurant with a spacious seating area, a nice bar, a pleasant ‘Bij de buren’ room and an outdoor terrace where you sit amidst the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam.
Johannes Vermeerstraat 52
1071 DT Amsterdam
020-662 81 73
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m.
Kitchen is open until 10:30 p.m.
There is (limited) paid parking on the adjacent streets.