the place to be

Enter Katoen, a charming no-nonsense café in the heart of Amsterdam. The secret of our success? A cool mood and warm atmosphere. Our attraction? The splendid location, intimately hidden near all the vibrant tourist hotspots. Café Katoen welcomes unique guests from all walks of life, ‘the Amsterdam-type’. We serve delicious breakfasts and lunches, the finest coffee brands and various drinks. Irresistable appetizers and pizza’s, not to mention our famous Katoen burger. Feel free to visit for just a drink or two. We pour your drinks with pleasure. After a visit to the theatre or the movies, during shopping or a great night out… Café Katoen makes your day!

Katoen goes Amsterdam

Café Katoen is situated at Oude Turfmarkt, in a nice area called Rode Loper, which was realised during the build of a new underground line, the Noord/Zuidlijn. An excellent transformation turned this part of town into an attractive place to relax and enjoy your leisure time. Oude Turfmarkt is magnificent! To just sit on a bench along the canal, have a nice talk with friends or take a stroll from Centraal Station to De Pijp. Café Katoen lies close to famous neighbours: Muziektheater, Waterlooplein, Dam Square, City Hall, UvA Archaeological Institute, Mensa, Nes-theatres, Wallen, Kalverstraat, several large cinemas… Don’t miss it!

our food

It’s eleven o’clock. Café Katoen opens up. All smiles and ready for the day, we welcome our first guests. Healthy breakfasts and nourishing lunches fill the plates. Freshly made. Garnished with taste. Much appreciated. As cafés go, Café Katoen goes the extra mile. Enjoy our tasty toasties, delicious club sandwiches, wholesome salads and quiches. Katoen also serves a variety of vegetarian dishes. Snacks and appetizers are served throughout the day. Our burgers are famous. Our nachos todos are wicked! Italian and Swiss pizzas, Spanish patatas bravas and albondigas.
Travel the world at a table in Café Katoen!

our drinks

Come in and have a drink! When the city is tickling your feet, Café Katoen is at your service.
A fine shopstop to enjoy a perfect espresso or latte macchiato, energy refill for the next mall, market or museum. Do try and taste our specialty beers. A fresh draft beer on tap or locally bottled brews, also non-alcoholic. Our gin and tonics are the best in town!
A visit to Café Katoen is the perfect conclusion of a theater play. The thrilling end of a movie. The exciting start of an unforgettable night out in the city of Amsterdam.
Welcome to Café Katoen!


todos nachos

Have a look at our food menu!

Menu Food


local beers

Have a look at our drinks menu!

Menu Drinks


Reservations are not required. Neither inside the café, nor on the terrace.
If you have any questions, please give us a call. We’re happy to oblige.
Café Katoen can be reached on weekdays at +31 20 626 26 35.

By email: please contact us directly at

opening hours

We are open 7 days a week;
every day from 11 am to 12 pm.


Oude Turfmarkt 153
1012 GC Amsterdam

Café Katoen is centrally located in Amsterdam city centre, at the end of the Rokin, close to various Amsterdam highlights like City Hall, Muziektheater, Waterlooplein, Dam Square, Munt, UvA Archaeological Institute, Mensa, Nes theaters, Red Light District ‘De Wallen’, Kalverstraat and several large cinemas.

how to reach us


Tram 4, 14 en 24, Rokin stop.


The following metro stations are within walking distance:
Metro North-South line, Rokin stop.
Metro 51, 53 and 54; Waterlooplein stop.


Parking garage Rokin Amsterdam.
Parking garage Stopera Amsterdam Waterlooplein.


Various tour boats and water taxis stop at our doorstep.