Visited on a sunny friday afternoon, when the outside patio at the Amstel river was packed. No service inside at the time (just plastic cups, wtf!?), and outside was almost impossible to being served. Selection seems reasonable for a bar like this. Not my kind of people around though. Didnt like it at all, bad experience.
kermis (372) Where the wild whales are, Netherlands | June 20, 2016| Updated July 21, 2016
I really liked this place. It’s a fairly spacious brown cafe nicely located on the Amstel (though far from the center). The 20 taps were great when I visited from two house brews made by Eem, to things like the Kernel and Septem. Really nice and varied. Staff are friendly and helpful and the prices reasonable for Amsterdam.
Zlotta (231) Hagen, Germany | November 5, 2015| Updated February 21, 2016
Lovely old brown cafe with lots of wood and other typical inventary, located close to the Amstel river which could attract a lot of people in the summer I assume. Around twenty taps with many of them changing, covering a nice mixture of some Dutch, Belgian and German classics (and their house beer) but also beers from newer, smaller breweries from NL, bringing this bar to another level. Prices are quite ok, not as high as in the centre or at the ’fancier’ bars. The staff (well, the bartender) was very friendly which completed the already pleasant atmosphere. Need to re-rate it after a visit when a few more people attend this place since it was almost empty during a random afternoon. Love this place!
A really nice café by the side of the River Amstel some way out of the centre. It has dark wood furniture, some impressive old stained glass (with one back-lit panel commemorating Hesp’s 50th birthday in 1947) and a nice collection of old photographs, newspaper clippings and metal beer signs. There are around 16 taps with a very good selection of beers, half of which were monthly specials. The food looked plain and simple but good. It would have been an ideal lunch spot except that when we visited we were still full from breakfast.
(Visited 24 September 2014).
Fin (972) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 5, 2012
Visited here in 2011(summertime) It’s a little bit of a trek from the centre of town but well worth it, food pretty good but Loz inadvertantly picked what was essentially a nice looking sandwich that was filled with raw mince (Fillet American I guess) bless her she had a good go at it but struggled. Service was fine but just a little slow at times and their were some issues with language and the menu (hence Loz ended up with what she did) however I am quite accepting that we should learn a little more Dutch and not expect everyone to speak great English. The beer choice was pretty decent and there were a number of interesting taps on the bar, though as it was a nice day we tended to spend much our time outside.