Café Gollem | Amsterdam,
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Café Gollem
Excellent based on 64 ratings
Type: Bar

Raamsteeg 4
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 VZ [ print map ]
020 3302980

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Hours: Mon-Thu 16.00-01.00 Fri-Sat: 12.00-02.00 Sun 12.00 - 01.00


Mayor: kermis (3) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 200


Café Gollem

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Beer Available At Café Gollem (arranged by most recent)
Oedipus Panty 95, Gollems Precious IPA , The Musketeers Gollem Blond 70, Westmalle Dubbel 99, Zundert Trappist 90, Mort Subite Gueuze Lambic 53, Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 99, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Boon Oude Geuze 94, Emelisse Black IPA 95, Texels Skuumkoppe 49, Brand Dubbelbock 72, Jopen Barrevoet India Pale Ale 64, Jopen Barrevoet Barley-Wine 91, Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy 97, De Ryck Steenuilke 55, La Trappe Jubilaris 85, Malheur Dry Five 59, Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout 99, Scheldebrouwerij Oesterstout 92
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64 reviews for Café Gollem
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  78%
 Food  70%
 Value  74%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  88%
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86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mowerbyte  (22) Bristol, England | January 26, 2008
A gem of a place, a beer-connoisseur’s paradise. Pot-luck if you’ll get a seat but come back if you don’t succeed at first, it’s worth the effort.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
GaltScat  (18) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 25, 2008
Perfect place to drink the finest beers in the world. I have visited the Gollem several times and each time have left completely satisfied.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | December 5, 2007
Very small little bar across from the Cracked Kettle, and I mean small. Seats around the bar and a couple tables up a little staircase. Super cozy worn wooden interior with old bottles lining all the walls, and large chalkboard menus as well. Extensive belgian bottle selection and some good Dutch stuff on top of that. Nice belgian and Dutch tap selection as well, with St Bernardus 12 on tap when I was there. They Also Had Westy 12 and 8, which were pricey at 12 and 10 euros respectively, but it was the only place where I saw them. Other than that, the prices were very good.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
houseofwares  (1) Chicago, Illinois | November 9, 2007
This place has a great atmopshere for such a small space. I have a video of it if anyone is intersted(TomGavin1@yahoo.com). The lighting is warm, and the bar is covered in worn wood. The selection is great, and the sevice is knowledgable. Make sure to visit the Cracked Kettle across the street, well, it’s actually more like the other side of the alley.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado  (297) Zagreb, Croatia | October 25, 2007
Small place for not more than 35 people, few chairs around the bar and 4 tables on upper level. The bartender was very inert. The place looks nice but I don’t understand why is this place so high rated. Notice: If you are drunk, even half drank, don’t go to WC, because there’s a big chance to fall down the stairs and brake something.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
IPFreely  (143) Sanborn, New York | September 28, 2007
Loved this place! I spent waaay too much time in this bar. Small little place with plenty of dive-bar character. It can get pretty smoky in there, but so does nearly every bar in the city. Pretty solid beer list, relatively inexpesive. Lots of great stuff to drink, although not a ton of rarities. Right across from the Cracked Kettle. Friendly enough staff, lots of friendly locals that I ended up befriending during my time there. Good stuff.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007
Straight in front of the Cracked Kettle store, so you’d have to be a fool not to step in. A large belgian bottle selection of perhaps 150 candidates and a limited selection from other countries. What was the most interesting to me was the 10 or so draughts including the likes of la Chouffe, Christoffel Blonde, kwak... Globally, I can entirely see how this place is attractive to the local crowd, it’s small, friendly and not too expensive for Amsterdam, but there are 2 other bars within walking distance which are of world-class level or almost. A bit thrashier and younger crowd here though.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Jmichael  (34) Asheville, North Carolina | July 9, 2007
great place, atmosphere was just what i was looking for for a amsterdam beer bar... brother took me there and it was great, we had a couple of great Belgians including Westy, and the proper pour of the Orval, w/ side shot glass and all, perfect..... highlly recommended.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff  (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | May 30, 2007
This was stop number 2 on the night my Dutch Cousins took me out on the town! I have very fond memories of this place but the name alluded me until now. The selection is quite damn fine. A chalk board greets you when you walk in is almost to much! Westy was on the board but they were out of stock, but i didn’t care because they had 100’s of other beautiful selections! It is not "small" it is cozy!! Very friendly people, even if dutch isn’t your first language, and the staff is eager to help with selections or just a chat! I recommend this place!! Dankuwel!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius  (27) Willowick, Ohio | May 27, 2007
I’ve been here many times. The place is great. Yes, it’s small and gets smokey and crowded with tourists sometimes, but what are they supposed to do, stop being great so people don’t come there as much? The service is very friendly, and the clientele is friendly too. I had a long conversation with a beertender who told me all about living in this greatest of all cities. Do not miss Gollem if you are in Amsterdam and you love beer.

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