Netherlands > Valkenburg a/d Geul
DutchDrebus (30) Oirschot, Netherlands | August 19, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely decorated pub (bottles everywhere!) with great staff. Beerselection wasnít too big and kind of conservative. Toilets also couldíve been cleaner. Great place to visit when youíre in Valkenburg.
I didnít know about the secret beerstash though... They should write that down on one of their blackboards.
Their own beers are worth trying. I really liked the Duustere Gringel.
markextrae (26) , Netherlands | July 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I visit this place quite often. better to go during the week. getís pretty loud in the weekend because of the bars next to it..
and there are always more bottles that are not listed.
Countbeer (160) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | April 24, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Located next to the Grendelpoort, hence the name, in the historic village of Valkenburg, you find this cosy brown bar.
Lots of bottles throughout the bar, cosy bar with mostly older visitors.
The music is played with normal volume, so you can enjoy the classic songs they played and have a good chat.
The bartenders (owners?) are friendly and absolutely in for a chat about beer, brewers, beer ideology and everything else beer related.
Proudly presented their own beer and sold some to go.
The bartender told me he had more beers than listed, so he came up with some stouts and ipaís.
Tell him your favorite style and he finds you something.
Enough interesting brews from tap like the new ABT from Emelisse.
Havenít seen any food or food info/list, but we could order things like olives and a meat/cheese plate.
All by all a nice bar to visit when you are in Valkenburg and enjoy the historic surroundings with a good beer.
BlackHaddock (285) , England | April 3, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The tourist town of Valkenberg has more hotel beds than Amsterdam; it is also full of good quality restaurants, bars, coffee houses, a cable chairlift, guided cave tours and interesting souvenir shops. It even has a castle ruins on a hill top, the only one in Holland. Cafe De Grendelpoort is on the pedestrian road close to the said Grendelpoort (an old entrance in the town walls) and has a canopied front terrace, which is heated during cold weather: you can sit and watch the world go by, or flick peanuts at the people sat in the bar terrace across the road if you wish.
As you walk into the actual bar you are met by dark wood and basic furniture, with the bar to the left and a huge fireplace to your right. It is also obvious you are in much loved and well used Belgian style bar, even if you are in Holland. The walls are covered with old beer bottles, cans, beer memorabilia and pictures of the local clientele in their Christening clothes, boys on one side, girls the other, slightly weird to be honest and certainly different. Six fonts with La Chouffe and their own Blonde (brewed in Belgium, he wouldnít tell me where) the only regular taps, the other four constantly changing, and over 200 bottles to choose from, both Belgian and Dutch. The beer menu lists about 50, you have to ask for the others and hope he has some in stock, ask for beers by style, like Amber or a Christmas beer and you might be surprised what turns up, I was!
Most of the customers were drinking the three glass selection: you get a small circular tray containing the house Blonde and two other draught beers, normally an amber brew and a darker beer (whatever he has on tap at the time) with a few bits of cheese to nibble on as you sip the beers. My small party of four, including myself started our session with that little treat. Husband and wife team own and run the place, friendly, chatty, knowledgeable, both have excellent English (like almost every Dutch person) and they take their holidays in Belgium every year because they love the beers so much!
MaartenRF10 (26) Wageningen, Netherlands | March 27, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
small bar nicely situated in Valkenburg. Outdoor terrace, be aware off the Party-bar with lousy music across the street and the karaoke-bar nextdoors! Bar has a nice selection of mostly belgian beers, some dutch beers. Most interesting are two beers that are exclusively served here (on draft). Both beers are brewed elsewhere but are the owners recipe.
caesar (254) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | January 23, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Located in the scenic centre of Valkenburg. Quite small place, old wooden interior. Loads of old and new bottles decorate the interior. They have made two recipes for beers, which are only available at the bar. Bartender told that in the old days they used to brew it themselves, but as they sell quite a lot of their Gringel beer, it is brewed in Belgium now. Quite cosy, slight busy. Medium selection. Ok bar.
maupie (12) Roosendaal, Netherlands | September 2, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Cafť with the most diffrent beer is Valkenburg and it has a beer ambiance (lots of beer bottles on the walls). The palce and terras are small.
dutchbeerpages (61) Wilnis, Netherlands | May 22, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Good selection in the touristy part if valkenburg. Very nice atmosphere with an incredible amount of old beer bottles. 12 beers on tap including their own beer. Not as good and pleasant as ít pumpke around the corner but worth a visit
auderale (68) Minot, | December 5, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by this place after doing the Christmas Market in the caves. There are a ton of bars and restaurants in this area. Itís a small cool little place. Beer bottles and cans all over the place. The staff seemed nice, but service could have been a little better. Maybe too many tourists in and out this day. The selection was pretty good, just wish they had more seasonals on tap. Not bad price wise. I didnít eat, but there were a lot of others with soups and stuff, it looked pretty good. Iíll definitely stop by here again if Iím ever back in Valkenburg. Worth the look!!
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