Small bar with some seating. 8 beers on tap with a small bottle list. It was pretty busy every time we walked past, it was next to our hotel. Only stopped 1 time during our visit it Amsterdam. Not sure this would be a regular place that I would frequent.
Nice brown bar in the tourist trap area. It’s a cool place to go when the better options around the corner are closed (it opens early). The selection is limited, but the average quality is high. Mostly classic and widely available beers though.
Countbeer (252) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | March 24, 2014
Small cosy bar in the center of Amsterdam. Good selection of different Belgian beers. Expect no crazy limited Barrel Aged rarities and rare Lembeekse sours, but some very nice and good Belgian beers! Also has some de Molen. Very friendly owner, in for a chat and likes to know more about beer. His bar makes you feel at ease in a somewhat hectic Amsterdam.
Small pub in one of many Amsterdam small alleys. The pub can probably only accommodate 25 people inside so during busy days most of the drinking takes place sitting on a few chairs outside and mostly standing up in the street. The interior is a dark devilish type of mini-gothic bad. The place has a loyal crowd and seems to always be packed, I’ve been there three times and was never able to sit inside. It’s alright, drinking on the street is fun. There are many beer bars in Amsterdam that offer a good selection of Belgian beers. Actually there are just is probably more beer bars specialized in Belgian beers in Amsterdam than there is beer bars specialized in Dutch beers. I didn’t find the selection superior at Café Belgique but Café Belgique was by far my favourite because of the crowd and atmosphere. Café Belgique crowd seems to be the wildest Amsterdam pot smoking party animals in town, but always super friendly. The experienced beer hunter won’t find anything new in their large beer list, but Café Belgique is just a great place to hang-out for people who like me are a bit on the left-side of things.