In de centre of the Jordaan, near the Anne Frank house, the famous Westertower and the Noordermarkt with on Monday’s the famous “lapjesmarkt” (fabrics market) and on Saturday the organic market and the many wonderful shops in the Prinsenstraat and Herenstraat, is located the café de Vergulde Gaper (“the plated yawner”). The café is, as the name suspects ( A “gaper” is a old sign for a drugstore), situated in an old drugstore and inside you can find many old drugstore paraphernalia .
De Vergulde Gaper has a gorgeous terrace on both sides of the Prinsengracht. The heating ensures you are able to sit outside until November, and on Sunny days there are view terraces with this much sun while enjoying a view of the beautiful Noorderkerk (Northern Church), and the many boats finding their way through the Amsterdam canals.
The kitchen serves sandwiches, eggs and salads during the day, and at night until 10:00 p.m. delicious pub food. And there is always a dish of the day for only €11. From lunches to snacks and dinners, and from true locals from the Jordaan to students and tourists, it’s all here.
During the day a quick lunch or laze away the day on the sun-drenched terrace. Grab a drink with friends during the afternoon, while enjoying a ‘bitterbal’ or catch up with the locals. After dinner a cosy, informal atmosphere arises. And why not stay to finish off the evening (or start it…) as the students, tourists and locals do.
De Vergulde Gaper brings a new meaning to the term “self-medication”.