CAFÉ SCHILLER is an art deco style hotel, restaurant and brown cafe at the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam with elements of Jugendstil. Not a typical STORY154 recommendation, but it was on our list to write about for sometime now. The history of this place tells us that it was a popular place during both wars and that mundane Amsterdam spent a lot of time here (read: artists, celebrities and performers – Jimmy Hendrix, Toon Hermans, Miles Davis and Karel Appel).
Imagine a cold cold Sunday afternoon and you got yourself tickets to a wonderful movie at the Tuschinki theatre. Go for a drink and a daghap (daily dish) at CAFÉ SCHILLER! The a la carte menu serves you French cuisine: fines de claires oysters, fish soup and scallops to begin with. Steak, fish and bavette made with spinach, yorkshire pudding and bordelaise as a main. And what I prefer: eat delicious authentic Dutch food here because every day they serve about 5 daghappen for a reasonable price that are in season at that moment like a stamppotje (mashed potatoes and veggies). And crème brûlée, chocolate pie or a cheese platter as dessert.
It’s definitely not the newest spot in town. But it’s just as fun if you want to experience what to those sophisticated people experienced during the ’20 and ’30 in Amsterdam!
CAFÉ SCHILLER – Rembrandtplein 24-a – AMSTERDAM