Best Coffee in Amsterdam's Old City Centre

When in Amsterdam...seriously good coffee spots have popped up all over town in last year. Yes, the city is famous for the Cannabis Coffeeshops but the places listed below are for those that yearn for a well made coffee. Please note none of these places sell cannabis.

Cut Throat Barber and Coffee
A real man cave situated meters from the Dam Square. Owned by a New Zealander who relocated after the Christchurch earthquake. This places caters to your coffee ... and hair needs.

Caffe Il Momento
Located on the Single canal on the old Torensluis (tower lock/bridge) just a short walk from Dam square. The espresso  machine is from 1905 and worth a visit in itself. This is a Dutch style espresso bar that reminds you of Italy.

Screaming Beans
A stylish restaurant and cafe situated in the heart of the 9 Streets shopping district. The coffee and the their machine are impressive. Stop by for a delicious brew or an extended lunch or dinner.

Quartier Putain
Located between prostitute windows, a kinder-garden and across from the city's oldest church. Only in Amsterdam could you find a heady mix with a quality coffee in front of you. The place is a collaboration by Erik de Kok and the guys from Top Notch, a Dutch record label. The old jukebox is an added bonus.

Koko Coffee and Design
Great Coffee and Design. Tucked between the hedonistic Red Light District and the end of the touristy Damstraat you will find this peaceful little place by Caroline Kruijssen and Karlijn Timmermans. Tea lovers will also love the place as they do loose leaf tea pots.

Just blocks from the Waterlooplein market you will find Filter. Large wooden tables and local art on the walls provide a tasteful interior. The organic sandwiches and fresh juices are also fantastic but the coffee is the highlight at Filter.

Concerto Coffee
One of the last bastions of the old independent music stores. Concerto has survived the advent of digital music. Positioned on the refurbished Utrechtestraat, a lovely stroll from the busy Rembrantplein. Enjoy a wonderful coffee and then browse through the extensive music for sale. Check out their website for weekly live music.

Sweet Cup
A hole in the wall next the Green Bike rental on the busy Leidseplein. This little place warms you with their tasty coffee. If not for a moment you can escape the tourist hustle of the Leidseplein.

When in Amsterdam...enjoy!

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