Party Earth Review Café Proust is an upscale bar and café that caters to the Jordaan’s artsy yet cosmopolitan population of well-heeled young professionals. A fresh take on the typical Dutch brown bar, the sleek and spare décor features... ... read full review
M 9am–1am, Tu–Th/Su noon–1am, F noon–3am, Sa 9am–3am
Jordaan, Amsterdam –
Café Proust is an upscale bar and café that caters to the Jordaan’s artsy yet cosmopolitan population of well-heeled young professionals.
A fresh take on the typical Dutch brown bar, the sleek and spare décor features a sparkling revolver-shaped chandelier amusingly aimed at a bullet hole sketched on the front windows – a nod, no doubt, to the French writer and philosopher with a passion for romance and crime novels for whom the bar is named.
While the enchanting mirrored and candlelit interior is perfect for a tranquil evening of cocktails and conversation, the outdoor terrace, surrounded by lush foliage, provides a peaceful place for wining and dining.
Ensconced in the heart of a “real” neighborhood and attracting a local clientele, Café Proust’s authentic, intimate feel and swanky vibe set it apart from other cafés and make it a must-see spot in this romantic Amsterdam quarter.
Sophisticated, artsy locals and young professionals, mid-20s to 30s.
Wide variety of mellow DJ music. Pub quiz held on the last Monday of each month.
Steaks, burritos, cheese plates, and gourmet burgers.
Bar snacks €4.50+, appetizers €7.50+, entrées €12+, desserts €5. Beer €2.20+, wine €3, mixed drinks €6.50.
The entire Noordermarkt is happening on Fridays, which means the crowd at Café Proust is shoulder to shoulder. Monday mornings are popular for a light snack and watching the market come alive.
Next door is Finch, another bar with a larger liquor selection and a bit older crowd. Also nearby is Bordewijk (Noordermarkt 7), a posh bistro serving a menu of delicacies starting at €20.