This is truly my happy place. Never am I more content than when I am snuggled under a blanket and a heater outside Cafe Marcella, sheltered from the wind, covered from the rain and drinking a nice Affligem beer.
Located on Amstelveld – one of the prettiest little squares in Amsterdam – Cafe Marcella is a lovely little canalside brown bar with friendly staff and a solid commitment to your cosiness. The food won’t blow your socks off but they do a decent range of snacks, pancakes and toasties if you’re feeling peckish, as well as an excellent Snert (Dutch pea and ham soup) in the winter, which I believe is supplied from another restaurant.
But it’s not the food we’re here for. It’s everything else. And if you have a few hours to while away on a chilly Sunday afternoon there really is no pleasanter place to sit and watch Amsterdam life go by.
Take a look at this gallery of cosy times at Cafe Marcella:
Posted by: Jayne