Netherlands > Amsterdam
ogivlado (297) 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. Iíve tried 9 new beers here.
Borresteijn (210) Zaandam, 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 cafť 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.
Crosling (70) Fort Collins, 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.
erickok (198) Tours (and Paris), France | March 22, 2011| Updated September 26, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Belgium/Dutch-mix style bar focused on Belgian beers and younger going-out crowd. Kinda small and a very relaxed atmosphere. Liked the music, too. We were (very?) lucky to find a table on Saturday night and it was busy but no overcrowded at all. Staff seemed surprisingly knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Selection almost exclusively the more well-known Belgian (and some Dutch) ales. Would have expected more rarities but frankly there was enough to choose from. Liked the offering of Arabier and Oerbier, for example. Also the Orval was presented with the last yeasty bit served in a separate shooter glass - havenít seen that level of detail before in a bar like this. Prices are reasonable, especially considering how close it is to Amsterdamís Leidseplein. Recommended!
MonMadsen (127) , Denmark | January 22, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited March 2013. Packed on a Monday night with a lot of young people. Well known selection. Very friendly staff. Great ambience.
konstifik (36) , Sweden | May 23, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Taboada (28) Compostela (Galiza), | June 27, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Just in the city centre. A lot of party inside and nice music too. The selection is only belgium beers. Reasonable value. A good option for take a beer if you are near the zone of Leidseplein or Museumplein.
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.
Boudicca (970) London, England | October 7, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
A small, very popular bar with a party atmosphere (so it can be crowded, with people spilling out into the street). The beer list is reasonable although itís mainly Belgian, which is a pity when there are so many good Dutch beers these days. Service was friendly and quite efficient.
(Visited 23 September 2014).
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 didnít 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.
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