on August 12, 2012
We were feeling a little peckish after our "art experience" at the Stadsarchief Museum and so decided to eat at the little cafe on the concourse near the entrance of the museum, the Café De Bazel. One tip I always have for Amsterdam is to eat in a museum restaurant; they are usually clean, reasonable value and fairly quiet. This one was no exception and a good place for a lunch pit stop. Like the museum itself, the restaurant obviously usually caters for locals and so the menu was written only in Dutch. Still, it wasn't too tricky to work out what a Tuna Sandwich and salad was and the 6 Euro cost. To accompany our meal we had either a cup of herbal tea or tea and coffee. The cafe also sold things like soup and quiche, and alcohol should you want it.We sat at one of the cheap looking but clean MDF white tables looking out at the passersby on the street. There was some effort to make the area attractive with fresh cut flowers on the tables and our sandwiches soon arrived. I loved the solid rye bread and nice and plentiful supply of tuna on my sandwich. The solid bread certainly kept the wolves from the door for a couple of hours for the rest of our Amsterdam wanderings. The accompanying salads were also nice and fresh and tasty, although our meal arrived pre served with a salad dressing, if you don't like such items. Our server was very pleasant and friendly and looked after us well; although it was a self service restaurant in terms of getting cutlery and the like, she organised it all for us and rang round trying to find out what the soup of the day actually was. Although the response "mustard" perplexed us somewhat, we were happy with our sandwiches.
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