Netherlands > Amsterdam
dec23 (12) Amsterdam, Netherlands | August 16, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place has an authoritative selection of Belgian beers but little else, and it never really changes. The music is usually too loud, the place is usually way too crowded during usual going-out-to-drink hours and the fact that you have to go all the way to the back through a packed place to get to the toilet is annoying. I do find it amazing that the staff still manage to smile and serve you attentively despite the insane amount of people usually being there.
ogivlado (270) Zagreb, Croatia | August 30, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice, a bit too dark place with mainly wooden interior and lots of old belgian beer banners. Mainly Belgian beers, but pretty common selection. Been here two days in a row, and both times was difficult to find a place to sit. The service was very friendly. The food was also good and tasty but a bit pricey. Order extra fries and expect really king size. I’ve tried 9 new beers here.
Borresteijn (141) Amsterdam, Netherlands | August 27, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is the place where I started tasting weird beers 10 years ago. Very nice brown café Amsterdam style, good selection of bottles, taps are not very special. Mostly students here, lately also a lot of yuppies. Food is nice, it has been worse here (also better, back in the days when they had spare-ribs in Westmalle dubbel-sauce). Prices have gone up spectacularly as in all of Amsterdam, but the taps are overpriced. Nevertheless still a nice place to go for some good beers and a dinner. Snacks are very nice, their home-baked bread is very good.
MIBRomeo (141) Wisconsin | May 17, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
I could skip this in the future... ok for someone not into beer, but a bit disapointing for me.
FatPhil (251) Tallinn, Estonia | March 6, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I’ll confess - I don’t like hideously smoky and noisy bars - and this pub drove that home. One hour within, and everything about me reeked of smoke. Spoilt the beer tasting, in fact, which is a shame as it had a pretty interesting beer list. Not a ticker paradise, but if you want a good beer in a particular Belgian style, this place will probably have 3 of them for you to choose from. Food looked pretty good, but a little pricy for our spend all our money on beer backpacker budget. However, the beer snack we had (coarse liver pate and fresh dark bread) was very good value for money and if served with a lettuce leaf and tomato would have been considered a whole ’farmhouse’ style meal in some UK pubs.
Hunsell (43) Amsterdam, Netherlands | May 21, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Plus: This bar serves food to go with the beers. I didn’t have it, but many people around were eating.
Minus: selection is not the best in town, offering about a 120 well-known belgians, not a single surprise. We went on a saturdayevening which was probably a bad choice, lots of youngsters ordering sweet kriekjes and Leffe before gong out probably. This is not the place for serious beerlovers imo, but a semi-trendy place for youngsters offering more than the regular Amsterdam bars. Not a bad thing at all, but Amsterdam has many, many better offerings.
altonbrownd (197) Brussels, Belgium | November 27, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Has 8 taps and less than the 300 Belgian beers advertised due to a "distribution issue." That said, the ambiance was very pleasant, mellow. The service very friendly and food very good. The selection is wide but nothing special that I could tell.
caesar (222) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | June 28, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice bar, typical dutch wooden interior, but still quite modern. Lively, but friendly atmosphere. Good selection of beers.
jerohen (20) Bussum, Netherlands | May 5, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great selection of beers and a nice location, close to the Leidseplein. The staff might not be as knowledgeable as in In De Wildeman, but the atmosphere around here is fantastic.
Crosling (70) Loveland, Colorado | January 23, 2005
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A lovely bar with about a hundred beers, most from Belgium.
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