Welcome! In the middle of Amersfoort you will find our Café and Bistro and large heated terrace.
In den Grooten Slock has been the most cozy pub in town for 500 years. Just a peek inside is an experience in itself.

An ideal place for tasting a beer, delicious bites and having fun. Alone or with your friends. We welcome you! Hope to see you soon.

A CAFÉ AND BISTRO across the street.

Welcome to In Den Grooten Slock! A household name in Amersfoort for 500 years. For many it became a second living room. On the beautiful Langestraat, next to the Hof, the city really comes to life. Experience the feeling of coming home in the coziest living room in the center.

On a large heated terrace in the middle of Amersfoort, enjoy a unique view of a historic location at the foot of the Kamperbinnenpoort and St. George’s Church. The cozy terrace is spacious and cozy and offers plenty of room to comfortably enjoy a cup of coffee and cake or something tasty from our drinks menu. In addition, the terrace is the ideal place for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Are you coming with a group? For a birthday, drinks, beer tasting or high tea? Please contact us by phone or email

A piece of history

During the time that the river the Eem was still called the Amer, the Langestraat was the main trade route of Amersfoort, which passed by the Hof. The traders crossed the Amer at De Voorde – a ford place not far from here. The Hof was used as a backyard by the Bishop of Utrecht, who lived there. Smart as he was, he started to ask toll at the only place where various traders could cross the river. They were only allowed to trade, or paid the toll. 

The building next to the Bistro was a forage store, where traders bought their stuff. The horses were taken care of in the building where our Bistro is situated right now. And ever since 1522 the traders used to get their drinks in our Stadscafé In Den Grooten Slock.