The local living room
TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTOS © CAFÉ ONS
Whatever their walk of life, everyone is welcome at Café ONS. Whether you are a local ‘from the North’ or a tourist visiting Amsterdam, you will feel right at home at Café ONS on the Buiksloterweg, just a five-minute walk from the city centre.
Café ONS is just a short walk from the ferry. The small and cosy café feels like a living room with the vibe of an Ibiza-style lounge bar. “It is a place for everybody. There is nowhere like ONS in the rest of the neighbourhood,” explains a regular guest . You can recognise the venue by its covered garden, where you can enjoy one of the local beers or a top-notch gin and tonic. The terrace on the Ranonkelkade side has all day sun coverage. At night they fire up the old wood stove. “With the heated garden, people just want to stay and relax. That’s what it’s all about.”
“We have a no-nonsense menu, made with fresh produce – and love.” All dishes offer something different. The ‘wannabe pizza’ is a richly prepared falafel that looks like a pizza with a twist. In the mood for sharing? Try the ONS platter, with hot and cold nibbles. When it comes to sweets, guests love their homemade apple pie. “They always come back for more!”
If you are exploring Amsterdam North, be sure to stop by at Café ONS, where you can unwind in comfort. “We want this to be a place where people come together. Where people feel at home.”