Hello!

 

We are Job and Anne, the proud owners of ‘De Koffieschenkerij’ since 2013. We are thrilled and so happy to welcome you to our beautiful café.

 

In collaboration with ‘de Stichting Oude Kerk’ (the Old Church Foundation) we transformed this old sacristy into a café. The sacristy dates back to 1517!

 

It was important to us to honor the feeling of antiquity and history. We added our personal touches to create a cosy environment for you to relax and enjoy your coffee in. We feel privileged to welcome our guests to such an authentic and historical place.

 

Our main focus is to make our guests happy! Happy with the simple and really good things in life; a delicious cup of coffee, a pie or a freshly baked piece of cake.

 

Everything we do is done with passion and all our products are carefully curated to meet our high quality standards. Our coffee and most of the products we use are organic. We support our local culinary community and partner with artisan bakeries who deliver their fresh baked treats to us every single day!

 

For the ultimate cozy coffee experience, check out our attic. Please tell all your friends, not foes about this hidden gem. Or… forever hold your peace. It will be our little secret 😉

 

 Enjoy your visit!

 Job, Anne & team

Hello!

 

We are Job and Anne, the proud owners of ‘De Koffieschenkerij’ since 2013. We are thrilled and so happy to welcome you to our beautiful café.

 

In collaboration with ‘de Stichting Oude Kerk’ (the Old Church Foundation) we transformed this old sacristy into a café. The sacristy dates back to 1517!

 

It was important to us to honor the feeling of antiquity and history. We added our personal touches to create a cosy environment for you to relax and enjoy your coffee in. We feel privileged to welcome our guests to such an authentic and historical place.

 

Our main focus is to make our guests happy! Happy with the simple and really good things in life; a delicious cup of coffee, a pie or a freshly baked piece of cake.

 

Everything we do is done with passion and all our products are carefully curated to meet our high quality standards. Our coffee and most of the products we use are organic. We support our local culinary community and partner with artisan bakeries who deliver their fresh baked treats to us every single day!

 

For the ultimate cozy coffee experience, check out our attic. Please tell all your friends, not foes about this hidden gem. Or… forever hold your peace. It will be our little secret 😉

 

 Enjoy your visit!

 Job, Anne & team

De Koffieschenkerij is hidden in the sacristy, which is part of De Oude Kerk.

 

This church was founded as a wooden chapel in a hamlet by the River Amstel. The IJ flowed towards the church where sailors moored and prayed for a safe return home. De Oude Kerk served as a forum for worldly affairs. The fishermen mended their nets and repaired their sails here. Plus, it was a lively meeting place for inhabitants and traders.

 

It is here where they exchanged ideas or strolled around during an organ recital. In the Middle Ages Amsterdam became an important mercantile town. In 1345 the eucharistic Miracle of Amsterdam occurred. Surely, the town transformed into a popular place of pilgrimage for the faithful.

 

Around 1400 it counted more than 3,000 inhabitants. With all these series of events happening at the church, it acquired the nickname: ‘Huiskamer van Amsterdam’ (‘Amsterdam’s Living Room’).

 

Don’t forget to visit the church!

De Koffieschenkerij
4.8
Based on 859 reviews
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Ho Ting Yan
Ho Ting Yan
18:18 11 Oct 20
Love the fact that it was a churn before by the canal and nice cosy interior. Their apple pie... however was a little boring. Coffee was standard.read more
Dennis Milandt
Dennis Milandt
15:17 22 Sep 20
Nice and cozy place with good coffee and nice sweets. A bit above average price for Amsterdam, but... the location makes up for it.read more
Alan Papandrea
Alan Papandrea
05:06 20 Sep 20
Amazing fresh, detailed venue with a great service. Must try the local made jam!
Dorota Prusińska
Dorota Prusińska
10:20 19 Sep 20
Great place with a soul and with absolutely amazing and nice staff. Good coffee, delicious cakes
David Campbell
David Campbell
08:42 14 Sep 20
Great coffee and apple pie, nice place to sit.
imge
imge
17:42 13 Sep 20
If you're looking for a nice place to have coffee but don't want to be out on the streets, this is... the place! Lovely atmosphere, delicious coffee and desserts.read more
İpek Topalkara
İpek Topalkara
17:24 10 Sep 20
We came to this place twice. Once while trying to escape the rain, and the second time we searched... for it because it was such a lovely place. The atmosphere inside is really nice along with the decoration and interior details. However the self-service aspect is a bit annoying. Also the toilet is excessively small.read more
nazan kozlu
nazan kozlu
15:12 04 Sep 20
i like. u can try
Kateřina Floriánová
Kateřina Floriánová
12:29 28 Aug 20
Back once again after a year…still the best flat white and apple pie in Amsterdam.
Frank S.
Frank S.
16:25 25 Aug 20
Really nice Café, with nice service and absolutely delicious coffee and cakes. I recommend a visit... here if you like an relaxed and classic teehouse locationread more
Adele Couture
Adele Couture
09:13 21 Aug 20
Nice place I like going to to have a nice chat with my friends.
Szabina Baros
Szabina Baros
22:06 16 Aug 20
Nice, friendly and cosy but choice of food and drink is very limited.
Keith L Langford
Keith L Langford
18:19 16 Aug 20
Great coffee and pastries - friendly staff - a must stop if you are in Amsterdam
Stefanie N.
Stefanie N.
18:47 02 Aug 20
Pretty little cafe to rest in the middle of the city. Very cozy - both inside and outside. The... coconut-lime cake is super delicious.read more
Thomas Johannes van Ee
Thomas Johannes van Ee
18:29 19 Jul 20
Good cappuccino and nice (homemade?) lime cake, in the middle of busy Amsterdam but it nonetheless... felt really serene.read more
Le X
Le X
18:18 15 Jul 20
My favorite cafe in Amsterdam. I like the beautiful view from the small window at the second... floor. Also enjoying coffee outside is very relaxing.read more
Inese Pūcīte
Inese Pūcīte
17:03 26 Jun 20
I really love to go there to have a cup of coffee. It is like a little oasis in such a busy part of... Amsterdam. It is cozy and the staff is friendly. Prices are a bit high though.read more
Greta Ra
Greta Ra
09:28 19 Mar 20
Stuff is the best in whole world. And coffee were tasty. O! Me and my friends love your pies and... chose of it.read more
Ina
Ina
00:01 07 Mar 20
Very average, the coffee is fine, the apple pie was fine, not really better than at other places we... went in Amsterdam. Indoor seating area looks unfinished and not as cosy as they clearly want it to be. Table was dirty and a no laptops after 12 o'clock rule? Really weird.read more
Bear and Chi
Bear and Chi
11:42 06 Feb 20
Even though this cafe is in the city centre, it is very nice and quiet with a book reading... atmosphere. We had the daily soup and a coffee for lunch for ~9€ per person. Taste was 5/5. Wether you come for a quick coffee, lunch, cake or for hours of book reading this cafe offers it all.read more
Chris Van der Wal
Chris Van der Wal
08:40 21 Jan 20
Used to come here last summer to enjoy beautiful cakes, now they switched bakeries?? This new... carrot cake tastes generic and also 60 cents more expensive than the old one?? Coffee quality also went down, espresso was sour and had burned spots on crema. Sorry, but I'll pass from now on...read more
Michał Kołodziejczyk
Michał Kołodziejczyk
09:13 07 Jan 20
Wonderful, cosy place serving yummy snacks and good coffee throughout the day. Make sure to check... out the attic too. They have a nice seating area outside when it’s warm.read more
Adam Vos
Adam Vos
07:38 01 Jan 20
Nice busy Cafe, only had a coffee but the cakes look amazing!
Ricky Nguyen
Ricky Nguyen
12:43 20 Dec 19
Cosy converted church cafe right by central and the canal. Welcomed by an outdoor uncovered seating... terrace, you step inside to a warm ground floor room with friendly staff who serve great coffee, local cakes (the carrot cake is delicious) and small other bites. A separate other room of tables with a communal feel. An upstairs attic with a nice window view, made comfortable with arm chairs, a couch, a record player and a variety of books. Also a few tables to sit at and encouraged to work from opening to before 12pm. A little dear but appropriately justified, would return.read more
Lenissa Hilgert
Lenissa Hilgert
18:02 07 Nov 19
Great place! Different and cozy atmosphere, with delicious coffee and pastry. I've loved.
Rupert Togge
Rupert Togge
13:30 04 Oct 19
Me and my girlfriend instantly fell in love with this beautiful little place as soon as we entered... the terrace. Unfortunately it began to rain hard, but this way we could enjoy the cozy atmosphere indoors. It is furnished absolutely beautiful. Prices for drinks are affordable, especially for the very central location. The cakes cost a bit more, but it's absolutely worth it. A little detail was very charming - I ordered one piece of cake and the waitress asked if I would like to have two spoons to share it with my companion. 🙂 I also recommend the little Cheese-Cupcakes with caramel on top, I don't remember the last time I enjoyed something small that much. I could write whole chapters about this place, but I think I will stop here. 😀 I recomment this lovely oasis in the middle of the red light district, if you need a little time-out of the busy city. Everything is noticeably made with much love and passion, you will enjoy very nice service, friendly people and 100% homemade goods. Can't wait for our next visit!read more
Mack Browne
Mack Browne
13:39 29 Sep 19
Nice cafe inside the church. Some of the best coffee I've had in central. The croissants were... amazing. We tried to get the soup but they were sold out by 3pm. We would definitely visit this place again. Didn't try the cakes but they all look amazing too!read more
Kishore Surendra
Kishore Surendra
09:52 14 Sep 19
Beautiful coffee place. The quantity made up for the slightly high price (3 euros for a... cappuccino). We enjoyed the outdoor seating and the ambiance, which is as important as the coffee. Will definitely visit again.read more
Desmond Nazareth
Desmond Nazareth
17:09 24 Aug 19
Great homemade Apple Pie with fresh cream. Awesome variety & service. Very quaint & relaxing... atmosphere suitable for everyone. Highly recommended.read more
Kleo Berdgess
Kleo Berdgess
10:05 09 Aug 19
We're in love with this place! Cakes and coffee are really good, 10 out of 10. I'd especially... recommend carrot cake. I even took one with me on plane (: Wish you the best and thank you for the chance to visit your place!read more
Gat Blau
Gat Blau
14:46 07 Aug 19
Right in the middle of the most touristic area of Amsterdam this bar is a little oasis. It has both... indoor and outdoor spaces. There’s a fence that separates you visually from the street and keeps the garden quiet. Reasonably priced.read more
Tarik Celebi
Tarik Celebi
13:03 04 Aug 19
It's an amazing place. Right in the middle of the centre. And prices are optimum.
Dorottya Vekony
Dorottya Vekony
09:46 30 Jul 19
Lovely specialty place in an old sacristy. The garden is really charming, it is relaxing to sit... down and enjoy a good organic coffee. Nice flat white (no filters), friendly staff.read more
Mary Smiley
Mary Smiley
09:15 21 Jul 19
Wonderful! The thing they are known for is apple pie but I don't have a sweet tooth. We had just... the coffee and really it's amongst the finest we've had in Amsterdam. So smooth and full bodied flavours. We got lucky with the weather as well and sat in the courtyard. It's an old church and among some of the oldest buildings in the city. I think I fell into meditation whilst here - beautiful...read more
sayginkol
sayginkol
11:43 05 Jun 19
A very cozy and warm place nestled in a historical environment. Everything on the menu is delicious... and conscientously prepared. Definitely recommended.read more
Shen Gaofei
Shen Gaofei
14:31 28 May 19
Nice affordable cafe just in the back of the church and near the touristy areas. Great latte art... and coffee tastes great. Price and atmosphere hard to beat!read more
Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper
07:54 26 May 19
A very good spot for coffee and a cake. My mum used to take me to places like this, with this kind... of charm and chill, when I was a kid, a relaxing oasis in the middle of the Red Light District. Love it a lot.read more
Abdulhamed A
Abdulhamed A
08:18 17 May 19
I don't know how to begin to deescribe this place. I think saying it's my favourite coffee place in... the world is not enough. The coffee is spot on. The sweets are absolutely delicious AND freshly baked in house. I had the best apple pie. And then there's the place. It's an old building that has been kept the way it is. The outside area is full of plants and trees. I cannot love this place more.read more
Túlio Prado
Túlio Prado
08:21 26 Apr 19
Very nice garden to enjoy summer or spring time. It offers croissants, diferentes kinds of cakes... and a good coffee. Nice service.read more
Anca Tataru
Anca Tataru
11:59 23 Apr 19
It was a splendid little place to stop by in the middle of the very busy Amsterdam. Perfect coffee... and amazing apple pie - from what I've heard, they have one of the best apple pies in all Amsterdam 🙂 Extra karma points for their biodegradable coffee to go cups 🙂read more
Victoria Vdovin
Victoria Vdovin
08:23 23 Mar 19
Really nice coffee house with authentic churchish feeling and a tasteful decoration. It has a nice... hall at the entrance floor, a very cozy "attic' floor and a really beautiful garden to sit in on a sunny day. The menu is mainly hot drinks and really good cakes but if you are hungry, there are also a couple of snacks here.read more
Mario Tuta
Mario Tuta
20:45 05 Mar 19
We have stumbled upon this place by accident and it was one of the loveliest surprises in Amsterdam... so far. The cafe offers self service but offers amazing coffee, tea and cakes. Combined with the outstanding interior design an absolutely amazing place. There is so much love into detail here. Go there to recharge your batteries.read more
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De Koffieschenkerij is hidden in the sacristy, which is part of De Oude Kerk.

 

This church was founded as a wooden chapel in a hamlet by the River Amstel. The IJ flowed towards the church where sailors moored and prayed for a safe return home. De Oude Kerk served as a forum for worldly affairs. The fishermen mended their nets and repaired their sails here. Plus, it was a lively meeting place for inhabitants and traders.

 

It is here where they exchanged ideas or strolled around during an organ recital. In the Middle Ages Amsterdam became an important mercantile town. In 1345 the eucharistic Miracle of Amsterdam occurred. Surely, the town transformed into a popular place of pilgrimage for the faithful.

 

Around 1400 it counted more than 3,000 inhabitants. With all these series of events happening at the church, it acquired the nickname: ‘Huiskamer van Amsterdam’ (‘Amsterdam’s Living Room’). Don’t forget to visit the church!

De Koffieschenkerij
4.8
Based on 859 reviews
powered by Google
Ho Ting Yan
Ho Ting Yan
18:18 11 Oct 20
Love the fact that it was a churn before by the canal and nice cosy interior. Their apple pie... however was a little boring. Coffee was standard.read more
Dennis Milandt
Dennis Milandt
15:17 22 Sep 20
Nice and cozy place with good coffee and nice sweets. A bit above average price for Amsterdam, but... the location makes up for it.read more
Alan Papandrea
Alan Papandrea
05:06 20 Sep 20
Amazing fresh, detailed venue with a great service. Must try the local made jam!
Dorota Prusińska
Dorota Prusińska
10:20 19 Sep 20
Great place with a soul and with absolutely amazing and nice staff. Good coffee, delicious cakes
David Campbell
David Campbell
08:42 14 Sep 20
Great coffee and apple pie, nice place to sit.
imge
imge
17:42 13 Sep 20
If you're looking for a nice place to have coffee but don't want to be out on the streets, this is... the place! Lovely atmosphere, delicious coffee and desserts.read more
İpek Topalkara
İpek Topalkara
17:24 10 Sep 20
We came to this place twice. Once while trying to escape the rain, and the second time we searched... for it because it was such a lovely place. The atmosphere inside is really nice along with the decoration and interior details. However the self-service aspect is a bit annoying. Also the toilet is excessively small.read more
nazan kozlu
nazan kozlu
15:12 04 Sep 20
i like. u can try
Kateřina Floriánová
Kateřina Floriánová
12:29 28 Aug 20
Back once again after a year…still the best flat white and apple pie in Amsterdam.
Frank S.
Frank S.
16:25 25 Aug 20
Really nice Café, with nice service and absolutely delicious coffee and cakes. I recommend a visit... here if you like an relaxed and classic teehouse locationread more
Adele Couture
Adele Couture
09:13 21 Aug 20
Nice place I like going to to have a nice chat with my friends.
Szabina Baros
Szabina Baros
22:06 16 Aug 20
Nice, friendly and cosy but choice of food and drink is very limited.
Keith L Langford
Keith L Langford
18:19 16 Aug 20
Great coffee and pastries - friendly staff - a must stop if you are in Amsterdam
Stefanie N.
Stefanie N.
18:47 02 Aug 20
Pretty little cafe to rest in the middle of the city. Very cozy - both inside and outside. The... coconut-lime cake is super delicious.read more
Thomas Johannes van Ee
Thomas Johannes van Ee
18:29 19 Jul 20
Good cappuccino and nice (homemade?) lime cake, in the middle of busy Amsterdam but it nonetheless... felt really serene.read more
Le X
Le X
18:18 15 Jul 20
My favorite cafe in Amsterdam. I like the beautiful view from the small window at the second... floor. Also enjoying coffee outside is very relaxing.read more
Inese Pūcīte
Inese Pūcīte
17:03 26 Jun 20
I really love to go there to have a cup of coffee. It is like a little oasis in such a busy part of... Amsterdam. It is cozy and the staff is friendly. Prices are a bit high though.read more
Greta Ra
Greta Ra
09:28 19 Mar 20
Stuff is the best in whole world. And coffee were tasty. O! Me and my friends love your pies and... chose of it.read more
Ina
Ina
00:01 07 Mar 20
Very average, the coffee is fine, the apple pie was fine, not really better than at other places we... went in Amsterdam. Indoor seating area looks unfinished and not as cosy as they clearly want it to be. Table was dirty and a no laptops after 12 o'clock rule? Really weird.read more
Bear and Chi
Bear and Chi
11:42 06 Feb 20
Even though this cafe is in the city centre, it is very nice and quiet with a book reading... atmosphere. We had the daily soup and a coffee for lunch for ~9€ per person. Taste was 5/5. Wether you come for a quick coffee, lunch, cake or for hours of book reading this cafe offers it all.read more
Chris Van der Wal
Chris Van der Wal
08:40 21 Jan 20
Used to come here last summer to enjoy beautiful cakes, now they switched bakeries?? This new... carrot cake tastes generic and also 60 cents more expensive than the old one?? Coffee quality also went down, espresso was sour and had burned spots on crema. Sorry, but I'll pass from now on...read more
Michał Kołodziejczyk
Michał Kołodziejczyk
09:13 07 Jan 20
Wonderful, cosy place serving yummy snacks and good coffee throughout the day. Make sure to check... out the attic too. They have a nice seating area outside when it’s warm.read more
Adam Vos
Adam Vos
07:38 01 Jan 20
Nice busy Cafe, only had a coffee but the cakes look amazing!
Ricky Nguyen
Ricky Nguyen
12:43 20 Dec 19
Cosy converted church cafe right by central and the canal. Welcomed by an outdoor uncovered seating... terrace, you step inside to a warm ground floor room with friendly staff who serve great coffee, local cakes (the carrot cake is delicious) and small other bites. A separate other room of tables with a communal feel. An upstairs attic with a nice window view, made comfortable with arm chairs, a couch, a record player and a variety of books. Also a few tables to sit at and encouraged to work from opening to before 12pm. A little dear but appropriately justified, would return.read more
Lenissa Hilgert
Lenissa Hilgert
18:02 07 Nov 19
Great place! Different and cozy atmosphere, with delicious coffee and pastry. I've loved.
Rupert Togge
Rupert Togge
13:30 04 Oct 19
Me and my girlfriend instantly fell in love with this beautiful little place as soon as we entered... the terrace. Unfortunately it began to rain hard, but this way we could enjoy the cozy atmosphere indoors. It is furnished absolutely beautiful. Prices for drinks are affordable, especially for the very central location. The cakes cost a bit more, but it's absolutely worth it. A little detail was very charming - I ordered one piece of cake and the waitress asked if I would like to have two spoons to share it with my companion. 🙂 I also recommend the little Cheese-Cupcakes with caramel on top, I don't remember the last time I enjoyed something small that much. I could write whole chapters about this place, but I think I will stop here. 😀 I recomment this lovely oasis in the middle of the red light district, if you need a little time-out of the busy city. Everything is noticeably made with much love and passion, you will enjoy very nice service, friendly people and 100% homemade goods. Can't wait for our next visit!read more
Mack Browne
Mack Browne
13:39 29 Sep 19
Nice cafe inside the church. Some of the best coffee I've had in central. The croissants were... amazing. We tried to get the soup but they were sold out by 3pm. We would definitely visit this place again. Didn't try the cakes but they all look amazing too!read more
Kishore Surendra
Kishore Surendra
09:52 14 Sep 19
Beautiful coffee place. The quantity made up for the slightly high price (3 euros for a... cappuccino). We enjoyed the outdoor seating and the ambiance, which is as important as the coffee. Will definitely visit again.read more
Desmond Nazareth
Desmond Nazareth
17:09 24 Aug 19
Great homemade Apple Pie with fresh cream. Awesome variety & service. Very quaint & relaxing... atmosphere suitable for everyone. Highly recommended.read more
Kleo Berdgess
Kleo Berdgess
10:05 09 Aug 19
We're in love with this place! Cakes and coffee are really good, 10 out of 10. I'd especially... recommend carrot cake. I even took one with me on plane (: Wish you the best and thank you for the chance to visit your place!read more
Gat Blau
Gat Blau
14:46 07 Aug 19
Right in the middle of the most touristic area of Amsterdam this bar is a little oasis. It has both... indoor and outdoor spaces. There’s a fence that separates you visually from the street and keeps the garden quiet. Reasonably priced.read more
Tarik Celebi
Tarik Celebi
13:03 04 Aug 19
It's an amazing place. Right in the middle of the centre. And prices are optimum.
Dorottya Vekony
Dorottya Vekony
09:46 30 Jul 19
Lovely specialty place in an old sacristy. The garden is really charming, it is relaxing to sit... down and enjoy a good organic coffee. Nice flat white (no filters), friendly staff.read more
Mary Smiley
Mary Smiley
09:15 21 Jul 19
Wonderful! The thing they are known for is apple pie but I don't have a sweet tooth. We had just... the coffee and really it's amongst the finest we've had in Amsterdam. So smooth and full bodied flavours. We got lucky with the weather as well and sat in the courtyard. It's an old church and among some of the oldest buildings in the city. I think I fell into meditation whilst here - beautiful...read more
sayginkol
sayginkol
11:43 05 Jun 19
A very cozy and warm place nestled in a historical environment. Everything on the menu is delicious... and conscientously prepared. Definitely recommended.read more
Shen Gaofei
Shen Gaofei
14:31 28 May 19
Nice affordable cafe just in the back of the church and near the touristy areas. Great latte art... and coffee tastes great. Price and atmosphere hard to beat!read more
Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper
07:54 26 May 19
A very good spot for coffee and a cake. My mum used to take me to places like this, with this kind... of charm and chill, when I was a kid, a relaxing oasis in the middle of the Red Light District. Love it a lot.read more
Abdulhamed A
Abdulhamed A
08:18 17 May 19
I don't know how to begin to deescribe this place. I think saying it's my favourite coffee place in... the world is not enough. The coffee is spot on. The sweets are absolutely delicious AND freshly baked in house. I had the best apple pie. And then there's the place. It's an old building that has been kept the way it is. The outside area is full of plants and trees. I cannot love this place more.read more
Túlio Prado
Túlio Prado
08:21 26 Apr 19
Very nice garden to enjoy summer or spring time. It offers croissants, diferentes kinds of cakes... and a good coffee. Nice service.read more
Anca Tataru
Anca Tataru
11:59 23 Apr 19
It was a splendid little place to stop by in the middle of the very busy Amsterdam. Perfect coffee... and amazing apple pie - from what I've heard, they have one of the best apple pies in all Amsterdam 🙂 Extra karma points for their biodegradable coffee to go cups 🙂read more
Victoria Vdovin
Victoria Vdovin
08:23 23 Mar 19
Really nice coffee house with authentic churchish feeling and a tasteful decoration. It has a nice... hall at the entrance floor, a very cozy "attic' floor and a really beautiful garden to sit in on a sunny day. The menu is mainly hot drinks and really good cakes but if you are hungry, there are also a couple of snacks here.read more
Mario Tuta
Mario Tuta
20:45 05 Mar 19
We have stumbled upon this place by accident and it was one of the loveliest surprises in Amsterdam... so far. The cafe offers self service but offers amazing coffee, tea and cakes. Combined with the outstanding interior design an absolutely amazing place. There is so much love into detail here. Go there to recharge your batteries.read more
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