An oasis of calm in the Red Light District

TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTOS © KOFFIESCHENKERIJ

“This place is truly remarkable,” says Job Oosting, who started De Koffieschenkerij more than three years ago with his wife. The part of the Oude Kerk, where De Koffieschenkerij is situated, was built in the 16th century and served as the sacristy of the church. Later it became a house and was then used for storage. “This is the oldest building in the city and a truly serene place in the most daring part in town. We serve you excellent coffee in an oasis of calm.”

De Koffieschenkerij serves coffee and pie. You can enjoy the best coffee and homemade apple pie in the garden or inside.“People order at the bar, so that they can really get a feel of the building and what is happening when our baristas make their coffees and pie, all made with the freshest ingredients.” Customers can also order a small lunch, with sandwiches or soup on offer.

“Whether you enter through the garden or come from the museum in the Oude Kerk, De Koffieschenkerij lets you enjoy exceptionally good coffee and pie in true serenity, right in the middle of the most vivid part of Amsterdam.”

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