Welcome to Mata.Hari

Mata Hari is named after the exotic dancer and double spy from the Netherlands, who became a symbol of the flamboyant Europe at the beginning of the last century. This name fits us like a glove. At our terrace you can watch the roaring Red Light District go by. Inside you can leave the noise of the city behind and pull back to one of our cosy corners.

Order a cup of coffee along the canal, drink a beer with your friends, celebrate the night with a beautiful cocktail or enjoy our Mediterranean-Persian inspired menu. Come by and share our love for delicious food, exquisite drinks and good company.

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The hidden gem of the Red Light District

Even the most famous and notorious neighbourhood of Amsterdam has its secrets. In our historic building on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal the underworld of Amsterdam used to come together to gamble under the pretext of a Bingo night.

Nowadays this neighbourhood is hip and energetic, but you can still feel the bygone era. Be amazed, lift your spirits and let yourself be seduced by Mata Hari.