Every once and a while we stumble across a wee treasure; and today was one of those days. Nestled in an industrial area, among a derelict, rusty shipping yard lays Cafe De Ceuvel.
People seen mooring their Sunday boats alongside the cafe's unofficial dock and stepping inside to satisfy their thirst. A sunny day, a popular choice seemed to be one of Amsterdam's most popular craft beers, Browerij.
Don't let the fact that it's in the North stop you. An easy, free ferry ride across the channel from Central Station, and no more than a 10 minute cycle away from the dock. It being away from Amsterdam City's flooded streets adds to it's charm.
The extremely friendly staff greeted us with a smile and were happy to recommend to us the meal of the day and favorite beers. The chef could be seen dancing away in the kitchen with headphones on, seemingly ecstatic to be chopping carrots.
I'll certainly be visiting again, in fact, I cant wait. If you're looking to get off the beaten track and experience the real Amsterdam, among the locals, head over and kick back in the sun with a beautiful water side view while sipping on tasty craft beer.
With love, Matt.
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