Netherlands > Rotterdam
Borresteijn (210) Zaandam, Netherlands | May 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a sunny national holiday evening. Some seatings on the patio on the main street, spaceous elevated 2-storey inside with all wood, very cozy feel to it, in the back there is a courtyard with plenty more outside seating. Nice tap list with some rarities like Dochter vd Korenaar, Emelisse and De Molen on tap, good bottled beer list as well. Prices were a bit steep though, €6,- for a 33cl DDvdK Belle-Fleur IPA and 5,50 for Emelisse Blond to name a few. I don’t like the fact that the prices are not listed on the menu, so these came as a bit of a shocker afterwards. Anyway, service was very friendly, quick, attentive, had some good food for decent prices. Would certainly visit again.
rdb84 (19) , Netherlands | July 20, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Old-style bar (’bruincafe’) close to the centre. Large selection of beers, mostly Belgian and Dutch. Food is ok. Atmosphere is really nice: good to spend a lazy sunday afternoon reading the newspaper, or a crowded friday or saturday night to enjoy the live music. Prices are slightly steep.
Gangstergafje (8) Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands | March 28, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place has a nice ambiance. The interior is somehow cozy and worm. The selection of beers is huge. I think 50-60 beers are served, of which between 15 and 20 are drafted. For each beer, there is a matching glass. The bar is surrounded by hundreds of glasses. Quite imposing. The menu is very organized. The beers are sorted by type. This makes it easy to choose a beer for your mood. Most of the time the crazy names of the local beers don’t tell what kind of beer it is. The bartenders are quite good. I told what kind of beer I was looking for and I was perfectly assisted with choosing the right one. The bartender made a perfect recommendation. Everyone who is visiting Rotterdam must visit this place.
Fin (733) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 20, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
We (me, dad and Barry) visited Boudewijn on Saturday 14th March 2015. Me and Barry nipped out to do a spot of record browsing as there were two record stores specialising in vinyl on the same street, but nothing took our fancy so we were soon back here. Eendrachtsplein was the closest metro station to this pub for those using public transport. Boudewijn is a nice café/bar specialising in Belgian beers though I did notice some Dutch beers on the bottled beer menu and on tap and had a hoppuy De Molen Saison for my first in here. This place is on two levels with a large bar ahead as you enter from the street called Nieuwe Binnenweg. Service was good the mostly female staff were friendly, helpful and seemed to know their beery stuff. As you walk past the RH side of the bar to the rear of the pub you drop down a few steps to the lower back part of this place, it’s a bit darker here with less natural light but there are a number of tables down here, the toilets are also on this level. There is also a small section of bar here and a beer fridge. We stayed here for about 60-90 mins, it got busy with a large group but it was a pleasant enough place. Barry got excited when he saw Westvleteren 12 but his excitement waned when he realised it was €15 a bottle. A nice bar, with a solid tap and bottle list.
caesar (331) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | March 16, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Quite large spacious place with quite a big bar in the center, which looks pretty nice. Quite high ceiling gives the feeling of an old hotel bar. Mostly wooden stuff. I dont know if I like it or hate it actually. Tap list shows a lot of usual Belgian suspects, but that was to be expected from a Belgisch Biercafe. Bottle list also shows some Kompaan and Kaapse (not surprising as the guy running de Kaapse used to run this bar). Ok bar, but not outstanding to my standards.
deanso (363) the Hague, Netherlands | December 2, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Large Belgian place with a good selection of your usual Belgian beers and a few Dutch beers. No surprises beer wise
vipinvelp (256) Velp, Netherlands | November 7, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a big place, part of chain. decent beer lsit with good local brews there. Tried local beer and had small ’Belgian’ snack. Service knows their stuff and also knows how to approach customers. Nice place, worth a visit.
Joop (20) , Netherlands | October 24, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Belgian bar in the centre of Rotterdam. Not only the typical Belgian beers, also De La Senne, Graal, Girardin and Cantillon available. Cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. Worth a visit.
kermis (197) The Hague, Netherlands | October 5, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A nice enough bar in central Rotterdam. Fairly big with a decent enough but very typical Belgian bottle selection and the occasional interesting local micro on tap. Service is friendly enough and helpful, haven’t tried the food. Worth popping in if you’re in the area but not worth going out of the way for.
Countbeer (234) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | March 24, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Cosy wooden bar in a fairly busy street. Nice selection, friendly service, quite some taps (and bottle) to choose from. Decent selection but less exciting and nothing rare... Quite the typical (Belgian) beers with some surprises.
With good weather you can sit outside, but inside there’s many places and it’s cosy. All by all ok bar.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | November 24, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
As good as it gets in the Rotterdam beer desert, a bit bright and corporate looking, but decent enough selection.
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