Netherlands > Amsterdam
Beer Available At Proeflokaal Arendsnest (arranged by most recent)
’t IJ Citra Session Ale , De Leckere Tourkoorts , Van Moll Der Amerikanische Freund , Oedipus Roest 88, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, Texels Donkerd 83, Van Moll Toewijding 73, Jopen / Kees! Imperial Pilsner 44, Emelisse Innovation Serie: Smoked Coffee Porter 76, ’t IJ Zatte 87, Volendam Zeebonck 68, Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Ardbeg BA) 99, Volendam Volen Lauw Met De Pook 41, De Molen Amarillo 99, Emelisse TIPA 95, Jopen Gerstebier 46, Pampus Bombarde 71, Oldskool Pilgrim Hopfen Weisse 69, Volendam Øster 84, Ramses Bier Koele Kikker
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sax (10) California | June 13, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
The tap in this bar is amazing. Favorite night time bar in Amsterdam, hands down.
LomYst (18) Rotterdam, Netherlands | June 8, 2011| Updated March 22, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
very good bar, original all dutch selection of beers containging lot’s of molens... ambiance is awesome, friendly people, lots of gaming going on... the joint itself is a bit small so get there early....
Countbeer (215) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | May 18, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Walking up the stairs on the outside you find a very neat cafe on the inside.
This cafe looks very clean and I guess it’s well taken care off.
A nice list of Dutch beers, written on two boards on the wall, and a 3rd board with only De Molen beers.
The fridges are looking good and filled with a nice selection of Dutch brews.
Some older bottles for sale, but some are pretty expensive.
Very friendly staff with good service and the bartender liked to explain some of their beers history.
I was able to end a long search for the Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey, as they had 3 bottles left, and sold me one to take home.
A nice place to drink some nice Dutch brews. Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Amsterdam!
Utopia (22) Rome, Italy | May 13, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The best pub in Amsterdam with it’s selection of over 30 craft dutch beers. ( De Molen, Texel and much more)
Leighton (680) London, England | April 25, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great bar. The beer selection is without peer in Amsterdam, and most of this selection is on draft. The bar itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated, located right on a canal, plenty of hardwood - stunning. Prices are fair. My only complaints are that 1) we waited about 10-15 minutes to get the cheese plate we ordered, by which time my two companions and I were basically done with our beers; and 2) even after requesting our bill we still had to go to the bar to pay. (Maybe the waiter would have brought it, but after 10 minutes we decided to take action.) These shortcomings are somewhat ubiquitous in Amsterdam, though, so ’t Arendsnest really isn’t too different in this regard. Bottom line: visit here. The beer is good and the setting is great.
Boudicca (900) London, England | April 22, 2011| Updated October 12, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I was going to Amsterdam for a conference at the beginning of April so we decided to extend the trip and make a short holiday of it. We stayed in the excellent Hotel Singel (on the Singel canal, one of the innermost rings) and I was thrilled to find that ‘t Arendsnest was our “local”, just minutes away on Herengracht, the next canal along. It became just that – our local for the visit, and we became regulars. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and very friendly and the real locals were friendly too, as were the more itinerant customers. We weren’t surprised when we bumped into Ken with a couple of his colleagues, as we knew he was working in Amsterdam, but one evening we also found ourselves sitting next to Claus from Sogaard’s brewery in Aarhus, whom we’d met before, and – another day - Paul and Sandra, who we know from Belgian beer gatherings. So it’s obviously the place to be!
The reason is clear – the bar is situated centrally, but in a quieter area of the centre by a lovely canal, and it serves only Dutch beers, all carefully chosen so there’s no Heineken or whatever else is the Dutch equivalent of Budweiser and Miller Light. There are 30 beers on tap at any one time, a full selection of De Molen beers (some on tap, most in bottle) and a range of other bottled beers. All this choice was a bit daunting at first but I soon found a favourite for when I couldn’t make a new choice – Mikkie’s beer, a very nice IPA brewed to celebrate the birth of the owner’s daughter.
The bar itself isn’t large but it’s comfortable and stylish in a traditional sort of way, with a few polished wood tables as well as seats at the bar. We always found somewhere to sit, even at busy times. Food is limited to snacks but the cheese is to be recommended. It comes from a local shop and is also Dutch. The cheese with ginger rates amongst some of the best cheeses I’ve ever tasted.
Incidentally, the delightful Thomas, one of the barmen, was up for a national award whilst we were there – I hope he wins. He deserves it!
Update: Thomas came a close 2nd; Mikkie’s beer no longer available. Nothing new to say except that we were given the wrong bill yet again – a minor gripe but a common issue last time too.
(Last visited 29/9/13).
BriSava (78) , Japan | April 18, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic selection of Dutch beers !
Very nice place - but it was crowded either time I went.
Labove (57) Rome, Italy | April 14, 2011| Updated October 2, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Il miglior bar di Amsterdam! Selezione completa, grande competenza e spillatura impeccabile! Un luogo d’eccellenza dove ogni cosa è fatta a modo giusto.
chriso (446) London, England | April 11, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited several times over 10 days in March/April 2011. The perfect place to drink Dutch beer in Amsterdam. 30 taps and around 15 "special" bottles, all from the Netherlands, listed on the boards. Another 100 or so on the "regular" printed list - which I only had to resort to a couple of times towards the end of the visit. All from smaller Dutch breweries. Turnover is not as quick as at British specialist beer pubs, with 2 or 3 beers changing each day. A very friendly place where it’s easy to get chatting to fellow beer enthusiasts. You’re going to run into pretty much anyone in town with an interest in beer here - I bumped into a couple of friends from England who I didn’t even know were in Amsterdam, the owner of Sogaards Brewery in Denmark and sundry assorted beer fans from the Netherlands and Worldwide. There’s usually room to find a table or a seat at the bar, even at busy times. Service is extremely knowledgeable - the staff are all obvious beer enthusiasts themselves. Food is (good) cheese and meat snacks only. If I have a criticism of this place it’s that that it can seem a little understaffed at busy times, so there can be a wait to get served. But, overall, a great place and a great concept - a shining example in a city where too many of the bars seem content to settle for mainstream Dutch beers and run of the mill Belgians.
nate2g (852) Boomtown!, Australia | March 22, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love it. Fantastic location overlooking the canal in a quiet area moments away from the bustle of central Dam. On a lazy and warm afternoon...perfect. The local Dutch brews are what we came for and what a fine selection indeed! Add to that the wonderfully inviting staff and friendly regulars and it feels like a second home. Every city should have a pub like this.
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