Netherlands > Amsterdam
Boudicca (750) London, England | October 7, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
From the outside the Brabantse Aap has the appearance of a seafront hotel and it has tables and chairs on the pavement so you can sit and watch the world go by. Inside there are distinct dining and drinking areas. There were eleven beers on tap, including two or three of their own (it’s part of De Beiaard), and about 40 bottles but nothing too exciting.
(Visited 23 September 2014).
adamnowek (63) Amsterdam, Netherlands | September 14, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
sic1314 (402) Leiden, Netherlands | May 11, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite sure why the re-name. Still fairly traditional, and the Bekeerde Suster beers are usually OK. Bright, airy and full of fairly light wood, a pretty average experience.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Most beerbars/brewpubs in Amsterdam are locals hangouts. Somehow the touristy places in Amsterdam do not include good beer. De Beiaard is the exception. This rather large bar is mostly filled with tourists. As far as beers go you’ll find a dozen taps that include a few Beiaard, a few of average Begliums and a few boring pale lagers. I’m still unsure how this thing works, De Bekeerde Suster (10 minutes walk from De Beiaard) is the brewpub but the beers are called Beiaard and also available at De Beiaard. I’m confused… anyway… I did not eat there but it seemed ok from the plates I saw going by. But the reason I stopped there twice during my first stay in Amsterdam is because of the nice sunny patio, probably the best place to have a beer and enjoy the sun in central Amsterdam. Basically only a place to visit if you want to sit outside. If you want to try the Beiaard beers I recommend De Bekeerde Suster.
Erasmus_ro (129) Alabama | September 12, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
A crowded, touristy place, but stopped for their own beers. Not brewed here, but at Suster, a bit more on the side. Should probably have gone there. Service was slow yet hasty (he was slow to come to me yet in a hurry to get away), unfriendly and off-putting. Had three of their own beers on tap and a decent bottled section of known Dutch and Belgians. Some from more far away, but nothing special. Food list was short, no specials, but the Catalan fish stew was excellent with a whole bunch of varied seafood in it though the sides were lacking: Two small pieces of store-bought bread (or bought from the bakery in the morning, perhaps) and a piece of both tomato and cucumber. Crowded and loud, but a nice view of the busy Spui and canal from the porch. The beer was good, but would recommend trying the Suster itself instead.
tomciccateri (132) Albuquerque, New Mexico | December 21, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Easy access from Spui tram stops (#2 plus others). Crowd varies widely - locals to tourists. No obnoxious TVs. Lower level seating, including glass-enclosed terrance, and raised level bar/lounge. Very narrow and gets crowded easily.
Typical Amsterdam "two-finger head" pours. Moderate prices.
Panini-style sandwiches with catsup. Lunch menu and dinner menu: chicken, beef and vegies. Definitely worth a stop.
troubles (155) Tel Aviv, Israel | October 19, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
beer selection is fare, nothing special. The big advantage here is it serves food while in most bars you can get only chips or cheese.
Fin (635) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 4, 2011
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Visited here 29th September 2011 on the most wonderfully warm day of what has been a wonderfully warm week. I sat outside so my impressions of the this place can only really be judged by the service I received, beer and general ambience outside the cafe, Loz ventured inside and whilst fine I think it was just quite busy. On a busy road junction which makes sitting outside and people watching quite good fun actually. Service was only ok, one of the youngish girls serving tried to take an unfinished beer of mine away and I had to ask her to come back with it. Beer from the brewery was a mixed bag, my De Manke Monnik was merely just ok, Loz’s Blonde Ros was better. In short its fine enough but there are a whole host of much better places to be found in this great city.
Dorqui (128) Brescia, Italy | October 3, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A lot cured furnishing and pleasant external place with a beautiful sight on Singel and the channels. Discreet chosen of draught beers and good choice of bottled beers. Wide and cured menu (even if not in English). Kindly and although express staff even if I’d found much people enough.
chrisv10 (110) , Denmark | August 29, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cafe in a busy intersection. Small selection of mainly Belgian and Dutch bottles with a couple of taps and a couple of rare beers made for the cafe.
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