Café Luxembourg looks exactly like it did 25 years ago: a stately ‘Parisian-style’ grand café with a long bar, art deco elements and communal reading table complete with abundant newspapers and magazines. The brasserie-style menu features classics such as Caesar salad, lobster bisque and Holtkamp croquettes (Holland’s finest, made with veal, cheese or prawns). Opt for a seat on the enclosed terrace, which offers views of the bustling Spui, arguably the best spot for people-watching in town.