We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Cafe-Restaurant 1e klas

$$ - $$$, , European
Stationsplein 15 | bij Spoor 2b, Centraal Station Amsterdam, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 0131
All photos (196)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Stationsplein 15 | bij Spoor 2b, Centraal Station Amsterdam, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (379)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

181 - 189 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 13 June 2012

this used to be the first class lounge for the station and it shows! Beautiful interior, high, decorated ceilings and a step into the past. Unlike in the other Amsterdam pubs and bars the waiters are properly dressed and the serice is above average. The...More

Date of visit: June 2012
Thank cafe_a
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Food- delicious quiche and apple pancake. However we had to inhale them to make our train. The waiter really tried. He was running all around the room. It was the kitchen that took far too long. One waiter for far too large of a room....More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank caymansilvas
Reviewed 20 March 2012

I've tried to be fair to this establishment and visited twice in recent months on the recommendation of the Time Out guide to Amsterdam. The room is impressive, the food perfectly acceptable - well cooked and presented - if rather expensive for what it is,...More

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank dstri
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We decided to give 1e Klas a chance, popped in in the afternoon to make a reservation for that evening, however we could've just popped in, as there were tables available when we arrived. The restaurant is beautiful ... a great find. We picked from...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank roosterza
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Don't visit this restaurant for its food, but to enjoy the surroundings of this former first class waiting-room of Amsterdam Central Station, now a pub & restaurant. Magnificent windows, wooden paneling, high ceiling and a white ara tripping over the counter. A good place to...More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank Hochis
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We visited this restaurant on a Wednesday night in early November: Surroundings are very attractive and grand. Waiting staff not particularly helpful nor are they welcoming; in a word, unprofessional. Food average at best. Would not recommend nor would I or any of my family...More

Date of visit: November 2011
1  Thank mds75
Reviewed 23 August 2011

The place is a taste of history, a step back in time, but the food is average and the waiting staff!!! oh my goodness...they were impolite, lacking in a smile or any sense of service...indeed their superior manner made it seem that they really were...More

Date of visit: August 2011
2  Thank maric960
Reviewed 13 August 2011

We went to the station especially to visit this cafe on the recommendation of our travel guide. It is indeed beautiful to look at and takes you back in time. Unfortunately, the staff can't be bothered to serve you. We weren't even acknowledged when we...More

Date of visit: August 2011
3  Thank HappeeGee
Reviewed 11 May 2009

If you are a party of more then 4 the warned. This cafe-restaurant does not want you to sit together and enjoy a coffee before you travel. The design of this place seems more important to the management then serving its customers. Moving a chair...More

4  Thank marcel v
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
Nearby HotelsSee all 384 hotels in Amsterdam
Hotel Prins Hendrik
722 reviews
.22 km away
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
4,461 reviews
.23 km away
NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
1,279 reviews
.24 km away
Old Nickel
511 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Restaurants
407 reviews
.20 km away
Loetje Centraal
1,072 reviews
.12 km away
Cafe Batavia 1920
126 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Centraal Station
14,824 reviews
.18 km away
St. Nicholas Basilica
412 reviews
.21 km away
Ferry Terminal
15 reviews
.13 km away
GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo
11 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Caroline L | Reviewed this property |
There is a new automatic locker system near the right entrance door which seems complicated, especially at busy times. You need a ticket or pass to gain entrance. Put your stuff in an open locker (showing green) then shut... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stationsplein 15 | bij Spoor 2b, Centraal Station Amsterdam, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 0131
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing