Proeflokaal Arendsnest | Amsterdam,
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Proeflokaal Arendsnest
World Class based on 281 ratings
Type: Bar

Herengracht 90
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1015 BS [ print map ]
020 4212057 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Sun - Thu 1200 - 2400; Fri - Sat 1200 - 0200

Mayor: sic1314 (7) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 120+

Proeflokaal Arendsnest

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Beer Available At Proeflokaal Arendsnest (arranged by most recent)
Brouwerij Kees Indian Summer DoppelBock 89, De Molen Tsarina Esra Imperial Porter 100, De Molen Wasabi Saison 18, LMNOP Export Stout 85, La Trappe Witte Trappist 61, Klein Duimpje Old Barley Brett 56, Tempelbier 66, De Molen Cuvée #3 99, Oersoep Blanco White Saison 58, Hertog Jan Ongekend HJA15/1 48, De Bourgondische Brouwers Hugo De Zwarte 80, De Leckere Willibrord Amber 26, Oedipus Slomo 64, Zwarte BE+ER 43, Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Calvados BA) , Jopen / Del Ducato Coastal Gose 76, Het Uiltje Imperial Blablabla (Auchroisk BA) 98, Kwartje Refresh 56, Het Uiltje Imperial Blablabla (Bunnahabhain) 98, Mikkie = Nuts 91
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281 reviews for Proeflokaal Arendsnest
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  84%
 Selection  87%
 Food  70%
 Value  79%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
alagnak  (78) Littleton, Colorado | February 19, 2010
Visited a couple weekends I missed this after spending a lot of time in amsterdam is beyond me. As others note, it’s ambience is fairly ’new’/manufactured for the neighborhood/area, but was a great place to spend a few hours. All dutch beers - official goal/slogan is to have at least one beer from all brewers in the Netherlands. Beer book is divided into ’breweries’ and ’contract brewers’. Service was really, really good and knowledgable. Of the beer bars in the city, I’d put it solidly on top solely because of the concept.
dEnk  (32) Den Haag, Netherlands | January 21, 2010
Quite busy with good atmosphere in retro style, although it feels a bit created. Good selection of beers, the housebeer "roodborst" is definitly worth a try.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
hunter18  (1) Laren NH, Netherlands | January 13, 2010
Great selection of dutch beers. 30 different beers on tap. If you want to taste excellent dutch beers this is the place to be.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz  (23) Den Haag, Netherlands | December 29, 2009
Nice small cozy beer cafe. Nice atmosphere, good service and an impressive collection of beers on tap.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse  (239) Hässelby, Sweden | October 17, 2009| Updated April 7, 2013
Oh yes, this is the kind of place I’m looking for while travelling. Amsterdam has a lot of bars with a good selection of Belgian beers, which is nice. But if I go to the Netherlands, I want to try some Dutch beers. So where do I go? To the Arendsnest of course. Centrally located by the Herengracht canal, not far from the other great beer place in Amsterdam, In De Wildeman. The whole bar is a long room along most of which is a beautiful bar shining with copper and brass. If the weather is good, there’s additional seating outside by the canal. Staff is friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable. 30 beers on tap, all of them are Dutch (ok, some are actually brewed in Belgium by dutch brewers, but lets skip the technicalities), most of them from small brewers. Impressive selection of bottled beers, with the ambition of having something from every brewery in the Netherlands. This really is a beer hunters dream. Lovely place, a must visit in Amsterdam. And I’ll be back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
dec23  (12) Amsterdam, Netherlands | August 16, 2009
There have been quite some reviews about this place, and there is not much to add. One thing, however, is worth knowing about the Arendsnest. Each year in October there is the Amsterdam Bokbierfestival. An insanely crowded affair which might not be everyone’s thing. But now for the good part: On the last day of the Bokbierfestival, after the winners were announced, you can find the winner of each category and the top ten overall on tap at the Arendsnest as long as stocks last. If you can’t be bothered to go to the Bokbierfestival, but still want to sample the cream of the crop, go to the Arendsnest on the monday after.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb  (336) Bristol, England | August 8, 2009
It is not the Old Amsterdam canalside setting, the confident decor or the helpful and knowledgeable bar staff that make this one of the best beer cafes in Europe but the sheer audacity of what it succeeds in doing. This cafe has the best selection of (mainly newer) Dutch beers anywhere. You can follow most of the story of modern Dutch brewing here. It is a concept as crazed as trying to run a French cider bar in Paris. It has helped raise the standards of Dutch brewing.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
padgemw  (11) | July 24, 2009
A must stop for any beer geek in Amsterdam. The place is slightly off the beaten path - meaning the street is more residential and dark compared to the uber-neon of the Red Light area not too far away - but well worth tracking down. No food, but the entire selection of beer is from NL. Nice tap selection and even more bottles and trust me, most of this never even thinks about making its way into the US. Staff is friendly and very knowledgable and the pricing is quite reasonable.
Nordcore  (31) Lyngen alps, Norway | July 12, 2009
Very nice place little outside the city center. The weather was nice so we could sit outside near the river, nice! Good selection of duch beers!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (801) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 22, 2009| Updated October 4, 2011
This was a really excellent bar and in a lovely canalside location. Served nothing other than Dutch beers with over thirty of these on tap at any one time. Barman was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this place if in Amsterdam I went back 2-3 three times. Been again 29 & 30th Sept’ 2011, I love this place, the service is just great, selection superb and everything about it is top notch. Superb bar.

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