Café Duende

cafe duendeThe oldest tapas bar of the Netherlands, in the middle of the Jordaan area of Amsterdam.

In the Netherlands, Café Duende was the first to know that it's not that difficult to provide high quality tapas. Whether you visit Duende for a good glass of Spanish wine combined with a nice bite, or you have the most amazing Spanish dinner with all delicious goods of the menu; everything is possible at Café Duende.


The menu of Duende is filled with classic tapas dishes. You won't be overwhelmed by too many dishes on the menu; Duende offers just all delicious Bar of Café Duendebites and small dishes you could wish for when entering a tapas bar. Gambas in garlic oil, patatas bravas or a nice little fish of the grill, every tapas enthusiast can enjoy himself in this atmospheric restaurant. The two of you could sit down at the bar with a drink and a bite or you can make a reservation to dine extensively with a large group; for the warm, authentic Spanish atmosphere, you are at Duende at the right address. You could have lunch at Duende by ordering the small tapas dishes, but a panini lunch is a possibility as well.


For more than twenty years, Café Duende is the centre for the Dutch flamenco music. flamenco performancesEvery first Sunday of the month, Duende hosts a concert during which the tables are been set up around the stage just like in a real Spanish tablao. Every last Sunday of the month, special concerts are being performed in the small theatre room. Besides that, you'll find at Duende many other performances and a permanent exhibition of flamenco puctures by Marjon Broeks.

Dancing class

Do you prefer to dance yourself and do you want to learn the passionate flamenco? flamenco classDuring the week the room behind the restaurant is being used for dancing classes in the evening: from workshops to weekly classes, all under supervision of various experiences flamenco dancers. For more information about these lessons and the teachers, take a look at the website of Duende.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 4pm - 0am (kitchen is open from 5pm to 11pm)
Saturday noon - 1am
Sunday 2pm - 0am

Address and map

Café Duende
Lindengracht 62, 1015 KJ Amsterdam
Telephone +31(0)20 4206692
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