A happy marriage betweentwo of the most beautifulcities in the world!

Match made in heaven!

Molenpad is a café à manger at the Amsterdamse Prinsengracht, displaying an amazingly beautiful and ultra-comfortable interior, decorated with undeniable Parisian grandeur.

Serving classic Amsterdam cuisine like the untranslatable Holtkamp bitterbal and apple pie and the one and only baguette croquette. Also serving classic French must-eats like croque madame and entrecôte with beurre café de Paris. Savour the best of both worlds mélanges of fromages et cheese. And drinks, of course! Wild special brews from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Belgium. Et vins, champagne et alcools. For dessert a fine caffè Lavazza is served. Guests want to stay forever!

Venez Manger!

Café à Manger het Molenpad lunch salade niçoise

French lesson number one: always keep a good balance between work and pleasure. Make the most of your lunch break and come over for some saucisson, a salade niçoise or une soupe délicieuse. La vie est belle!

lunch menu
Café het Molenpad moules mosselen

May some good old joie de vivre guide you through our best dishes and specialties. From artisan Belgian moules-frites to true coq au vin, heavenly pasta and beyond. We serve your wishes gladly. De rien!

dinner menu
Molenpad Café à Manger artichokes platter

Allez, grab a bite from our irresistible snacks menu! Lots of goodies to please your appetit d’appetizers. Tidbits of great taste to go with your favourite drinks. Les fines fleurs d’amuses-bouches…

snacks menu

Venez Boire!

Cafe Het Molenpad drinks

To have a good time, just count on good spirits. Never count the glasses. Forget about your watch. Just try to remember where you parked your bike and you’ll be fine. Santé!

drinks menu
Molenpad Café à Manger Venez boire jenever

Oh la la, the wonderful art of drinking jenever! The tulip-shaped glass is supposed to be filled to the brim and the first sip must be taken handsfree. That’s how the Dutchies make sure to get their money’s worth.

Cafe Het Molenpad bier De Eeuwige jeugd

In Amsterdam we treasure our no-nonsense attitude: act normal and keep two feet on the ground. But catch us eight kopstootjes later (‘tiny head-butts’, a mix of jenever (Dutch gin) and beer) and we will be dancing on the bar! Oh well, c’est la vie…


We are looking for nice people who are available both part- and fulltime, with the possibility to grow within the company or to start immediately with a managerial position.
Send an e-mail and leave your telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible.
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La vieest belle!

L'eau fait pleurer,le vin fait chanter!


Reservations for dinner or lunch can be made via our booking system The Fork. After entering a date and time your reservation will be confirmed immediately.
For reservations for larger groups, any questions or specific wishes, please call +31 (0)20 625 96 80. Or send an e-mail to molenpad@gmail.com. We will contact you soon.

We only reserve for lunch and dinner.
We do not reserve for the terrace.


We serve dinner and lunch for gatherings up to 14 guests. For drinks and snacks we serve up to 70 guests, depending on the time of day. It is also possible to book the café for private meetings and parties.


Café het Molenpad

Prinsengracht 653
1016 HV Amsterdam

Molenpad is a narrow street connecting Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The Molenpad owes its name to the fact that in the distant past, standing on the Keizersgracht and looking through the Molenpad, you had a view of the mill on the former city wall.

Since decades, Café het Molenpad is famous among Amsterdammers. It is the place to be on the majestic Prinsengracht canal for lunch, drinks and dinner. The atmosphere is vibrant and what the Dutch call gezellig and the French joli.
The spacious terrace directly on the canal has no less than 50 seats!

Located just around the corner of the charming shopping area the Nine Streets, the dynamic Leidseplein and the authentic Jordaan area. In the heart of Amsterdam where all the magic happens.



Tram 1, 2, 12
Stop Keizersgracht, 5-minute walk.


Metro North-South line
Stop Rokin, 14-minute walk.


Parking Rokin Amsterdam, 14-minute walk.


Several canal boats and water taxis stop nearby the café.
Or take your own boat and dock at the landing stage in front of our café!