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.
As it is impossible to find even standing room at weekends, you had better try a weekday night. Not a great selection on tap/some Belgian staples and only 2-3 Dutch micros/, still their bottle stock is worth exploring. Nice service behind bar. Recommended but not on weekends - go to Butcherís Tears instead /20 min. walk/.
The place was empty at 2 in the afternoon but that was fine with me. I had a couple of Dutch beers and the sweetbread croquets which were good. Large selection of both draft and bottle beers. I was only a little disappointed that they were out of Westvleteren XII. A good place to spend a rainy winter afternoon in Amsterdam and I didnít even mind the resident bar cat.
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.
Visited march 2013:
One of the bigger beercafes in Amsterdam. Plenty of seatings.
We were surprised, that the beerlist contained 106 and not 50 bottles, as some books stated.
The flemish stew was excellent. Recommendable.