Amsterdam

De Ysbreeker

A storied café along the Amstel River.

Food Served with a Side of History

De Ysbreeker has quite a history! Built in 1702, this café was named for the icebreaker ships that docked nearby in the winter. Later it became a hub for artists and political activists, and after that a popular billiards hall. Now it serves delicious food in a clean, contemporary atmosphere.

A Café for All Seasons

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, De Ysbreeker offers everything from omelettes to halibut fillets, from croque monsieurs to crème brûlées. During the day, people looking for a quiet space to work fill the tables, drinking coffee and taking advantage of the free wi-fi. When the weather is good, patrons can enjoy a glass or beer or wine on the restaurant’s patio along the Amstel.

The interior is light and open. The building’s original black and white tiles are set against new, stained-glass panels that depict its nautical namesake. At De Ysbreeker, modernity meets a rich past.