Netherlands > Amsterdam
Fin (801) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 6, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
We visited this branch of the mini Gollem empire on Monday 5th October 2015. If you are visiting Craft and Draft also further on up Overtoom then this is worth popping into as it is close by. We sat outside but I did nip in to order the beer so managed to get some idea of what this looked like inside. It is a bigger and more conventially laid out establishment than the cute tiny little old one in town. A large L shaped bar at the rear and LH side with numerous boards displaying the beer choice is the main feature. On the LH side towards the front is where much of the seating is though there is some seating in a smaller room at the front on the RH side. There is also plenty of bench seating and tables out the front which if memory serves me right much of is covered by a large canopy /awning, they may even have some of those outside gas heaters as well I never checked. It was quiet when we were here at about 4pm íishí. It is towards the town end of Overtoom. Beer choice like many of the Gollems, is a little safer than some of the new kids on the block but it is still wide ranging though in safer Belgian territory for the greater part from what I could see. We had Gollem Precious and Gollem Blonde. I liked it here but as with Craft and Draft and tge Beer Tree I feel that my excursions out this far are likely to be few and far between, saying that we have a gig to go to tomorrow Public Image Limited at the Paradiso which is this end of town so we maybe back to here and Craft and Draft sooner than I expected.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | March 19, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly spacious by Dutch standards, busy and quite goody. OK selection, but mainly Belgian.
deanso (375) the Hague, Netherlands | July 31, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
22 taps and 50 bottles. Quite a nice place. I only had time for 1 beer so I will give it a proper review another time.
JulienHuxley (361) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | November 22, 2013| Updated November 25, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited early on a Friday evening. Smoking bar (not the bar itself just a reserved section but it still reeks everywhere). Kind of retro atmosphere, the bar is long and oddly shaped and the ambiance struck me as quite strange. The bartender was quite friendly though and the food was tasty. Not too much special going on beer wise, except this is by far the cheapest place in town for westvleteren and they have some cool taps (had andechser dopplebock, which was quite good, a few seasonal Dutch beers and many Belgian classics at an affordable price). I wouldnít revisit soon, but if itís in your neighbourhood still not a bad place.
JStax (275) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | May 30, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here on a busy afternoon. There was nowhere to sit at the bar, but we did find a table just behind the bar seats to sit. Lotís of wood and copper with an old-time feel to it. Brought me back to the days of old, but with better beer, Iím sure. Within just a short time of sitting, we had a waitress stop and ask us what we would like. I ordered a Cantillon Gueuze and it came with the Cantillon tumbler. This was my first experience having that happen, and it was really cool. Pricing was pretty good, too. Seven euros for the beer and we were out the door. I saw those bottles priced higher in shops later on in the trip. They were tourist shops, but the point is still valid. I definitely recommend if you are going to be in the area. One of my favorite stops in Amsterdam.
tom10101 (258) Quebec | May 22, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a Thursday afternoon not too long after opening so it was calm and there was plenty of seating available. Larger than Gollem and Gollem II. Interior is retro with a lot of beer memorabilia. The bar cat add to the ambiance. Beer selection isnít top notch, but thereís a few good beers available on tap as well as some classic Belgians. Decent bottle selection, but mostly Belgian classics. Thereís a couple of snacks available to eat, but I havenít tried any. Price for beers is good compared to other places in the city. Certainly not one of the "must visit" bar in Amsterdam, but a fun one if you are near Vondelpark or at one of the museums.
altonbrownd (249) Chevy Chase, Maryland | October 1, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
I must say I was quite dissapointed. The 4 beers I had sought out on their website (3*liefmans abdis and a dentergems wit) havenít been served in more than a year. Second they had just been bought by Gollem, and although they now have a wider selection there isnít a single beer you canít get at the other well-known pubs and shops in Amsterdam. So nothing unique. That said, it is quite stylish and the do have all 3 Westvleteren for relatively cheap.
Svesse (239) Hšsselby, Sweden | March 18, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
(Visited Aug 2014) Larger sister pub to the more centrally located Cafť Gollem. This one is located at the eastern part of the long Overtoom, not too far away from Leidsesplein. Good selection of beers, mainly Belgian, but with a fair amount of Dutch craft beers, both on tap and bottled. Service was friendly and efficient. The clientŤle quite mixed. Well worth a visit.
ads135 (216) Omaha, Nebraska | August 1, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beer bars in the Netherlands. They have a very nice selection of Belgian and especially Dutch beers. This is a good place to get some of the Dutch start up beers in Amsterdam.
Borresteijn (214) Zaandam, Netherlands | December 14, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited on a friday night, itís now called Gollemís Proeflokaal. Like Martin said, quite stylish, but still cozy. Quite a lot of tables, also for dinner (special of the day for Ä16,-). Staff is attentive, but not too familiar with the beers. Prices of the tap beers are around Ä3,50, bottles are a bit overpriced but still all around Ä4. Nothing special selection-wise, except maybe for the Tsjeeses Reserva, but nice to just meet some friends and have some good beers like Westmalle Dubbel from tap, but not a bar to go out of your way for.
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