kermis (420) Where the wild whales are, Netherlands | October 4, 2016
Certainly a beautiful old grand cafe style bar. Quiet when I visited around 17:30 on a Tuesday but I can see that the location could make it very different on a weekend evening (my ambiance score would probably be different if so). Good service and (expected) central Amsterdam prices. Happy to come here and get a Lindeboom tick, and Iím sure Iíll revisit with non ratebeer friends as itís a nice place.
Great location, really nice interior like Boudicca described, multi-storey bar. However, over-crowded with tourists, bachelor parties, drunk Brits, over-priced, etc. Yes they have a lot of the Lindeboom beers, but thatís it. Just take a peek for the interior, and leave.
Heffer is by the Damrak canal basin and behind the large red brick Beurs at the end of a back street lined with cheap hotels so, inevitably, itís a touristy place with prices to match. On the plus side, the inside is lovely - old fashioned and elegant with bare salted floorboards, wood panelled walls, impressive mirrored panels behind the bar and brass chandeliers. As has been noted in previous reviews, they have the full range of Lindeboom beers, mainly on draught.
(Visited 1 October 2012).
Horrible, overpriced bar. True, they have Lindeboom stuff if you are interested. Location is a tourist trap. Service was quite ok for Dutch standards to be honest. Usually you have to wave your hands for 3 hours to draw the attention of the bored staff, but the ladies of Heffer were very quick in taking the order and bringing the beers. I was pleasantly surprised by that.