A short stroll from Rembrandtplein and only a stone’s throw from the Amstel river, Café De Huyschkaemer – with its cosy, contemporary interior and friendly staff – offers you an alternative and more authentic Amsterdam experience. This café immediately makes you feel a part of the city. “‘De Huyschkaemer’ is an old-fashioned Dutch spelling for ‘lounge’,” explains barman and co-owner Aad Beuqi. “It reflects the kind of relaxed, laid-back vibe we have created here.” Together with his business partner Onno van Grondelle, he has been running the place for five years and has made it a real success.