Zotte | Amsterdam,
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Zotte
Exceptional based on 23 ratings
Type: Bar

Raamstraat 29
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012RP [ print map ]
020 6268694

dezotte.nl

Mayor: JanEric (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 130


Zotte

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Beer Available At Zotte (arranged by most recent)
La Corne du Bois des Pendus Blonde 37, Maximus Summer Ale 79
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23 reviews for Zotte
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  67%
 Selection  68%
 Food  77%
 Value  66%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  73%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric  (32) Meppel, Netherlands | August 9, 2010
Busy place, lots of tourists and some students. Good selecion of tap beer and lots of bottles. Good service from the waitresses. We tried the food, there’s a good selection, with daily special meals (daghap). Available prices, especially for the daghap. Good atmosphere.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
konstifik  (36) , Sweden | May 23, 2010
For someone who is into beer, this might not be the best place in the city to go to for only having some beers, but going out for dinner, this is a nice place. Some cuisine de bier, I tried the lamb with Kwak sauce and it was excellent, and a Kwak to drink with it made an almost magical combination.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton  (159) London, England | March 22, 2010
Visited this pub several times in the past few years, and am pleased to revew it for Ratebeer for the first time. Narrow backstreet pub tucked away off Marnixstraat and a few minutes walk away from Leidseplein. Next door to Thermos Day sauna. Around eight taps and a vast selection of Belgian bottles kept here. Woodpanelling throughout and subdued lighting. Food is excellent but the kitchen is only open 6pm-930pm, maybe a little longer at weekends. Try the fish stew. At other times a platter of bread and cheese is available at the bar. As mentioned by the previous reviewer, the music is loud, although not extreme; and the pub certainly does overcrowd at weekends, and staff make a valiant effort to serve everyone as quickly as possible. This all points to Zotte being something of a victim of its own popularity. Punters were, however friendly, one kind enough to surprise me with a beer simply because I was sharing a table with him and his friends. I recommend a visit but do be prepared for a "sardine tin" if you go on a Friday or Saturday night.
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
dec23  (12) Amsterdam, Netherlands | August 16, 2009
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado  (297) Zagreb, Croatia | August 30, 2008
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn  (180) Amsterdam, Netherlands | August 27, 2008
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.
52
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo  (142) Wisconsin | May 17, 2008
I could skip this in the future... ok for someone not into beer, but a bit disapointing for me.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil  (301) Tallinn, Estonia | March 6, 2008
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.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
Hunsell  (43) Amsterdam, Netherlands | May 21, 2007
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd  (213) Brussels, Belgium | November 27, 2006
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.

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