Schreierstoren - also VOC Cafe with terrace

Amsterdam's oldest tower
In the city center of Amsterdam, at 5 minutes walking distance from and right across the Central Station, stands Amsterdam's oldest tower; the Schreierstoren. Within the monumental medieval walls you will find the VOC café that has been located there for several years. Have a snack or a drink in one of the charming ancient rooms, and discover a unique piece of Amsterdam! The Schreierstoren houses several authentic rooms that all have their own atmosphere and are suitable for many types of celebrations.
The story goes that the name 'Schreierstoren' derived from the word 'schreien' which means weeping or crying. Not surprising because sailing men left the city of Amsterdam from here, leaving their beloved family behind, probably never to return again. The facade of the tower confirms this, as a stone from 1569 shows a crying woman.

Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday: 10am - 1am
Friday to Saturday: 10am - 2.30am


Amsterdam Old Town
Prins Hendrikkade 94,1012 AE Amsterdam