Café Samson

Houtstraat 4
Nijmegen, Netherlands 6511 JN
bar  3.85/5.0 16 reviews
Mo - Sat 10 am - 2 am, Sun 12 am - 2 am

Mayor: Christos (4) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 60
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn  (263) Zaandam, Netherlands | January 3, 2017
Visited on a Thursday afternoon. Large and spaceous but also cozy Dutch brown café, divided in 2 rooms with each their own bar. Heated and sheltered patio in front. Main area has the largest bar, some stools and tables, second area looks a bit more modern, this was reserved for a party. Nice tap list with their own tripel from De Hemel, which they’d just ran out of, unfortunately. Large beer list but focused mainly on Belgian and well known Dutch beers, not many new beers to be found for the die-hard ticker. Didn’t try any food, but I think you can eat here as well. Nice place to visit and have a beer though, always good to have a Westmalle Dubbel from tap.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp  (373) Velp, Netherlands | October 15, 2016
One of the older Nijmegen bars with decent beer selection. With changing tap list, alwasy something new to find. Knowledgeable staff, good service. Recommended place when in Nijmegen.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001  (297) Portlethen, Scotland | March 30, 2016
Fairly old school looking, but a reasonable selection of Dutch micro brewers available.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
McAce  (2) , Netherlands | August 13, 2015
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
PietS  (78) Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands | January 4, 2015
Visited at new years eve. It was quite busy, but that didn’t stop the personnel from giving us great advise on what beers to choose. Needless to say, great ambiance that evening. They serve Belgian beers (trappist, regular abby beer) and some Dutch craft beers (a.o. from de Molen, Jopen, Oersoep). Some nice surprises, but mostly familiar beers.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6  (22) Tiel, Netherlands | May 26, 2014
Bruine kroeg met uitstekend personeel. Ruime selctie van bieren op de fles. Op de tap ook veel verschillende bieren,die regelmatig wisselen. Eten is erg goed. Prijzen zijn ietwat aan de hoge kant.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier  (152) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | January 25, 2014
Visited 12/2013. Cosily packed at borreltijd right after work, decent tap selection (well above average compared to Belgian bars in cities this size) with a few fortunate rotating guest taps (SNAB PA, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice) at fair enough, upper end value. Good service, offering the occasional sample when showing interest in the blackboards. Nicely portioned variety cheese platter with very tasty pickled onions. House tripel Cleijne on tap is ok and goes well with the cheeses. Extensive jenever list consisting of a few vntages and 40% Belgians, where I was surprised to find a few of Gent’s Druppelkot. Stop that saved an early evening in pouring, windy Nijmegen.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Christos  (109) Arnhem, Netherlands | October 31, 2013
Nice little bar, relatively close to the train station. Wooden tables and chairs, with enough space between them so you’re not getting crammed. 8 beers on tap and a good amount in bottles, mostly belgian and dutch, with no surprises. Some of the Oersoep beers that you have to ask or take a look at the blackboard to see which is available at the moment. Good service, professionally friendly. Prices are a bit higher than what I am used to, at least on the bottles.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
manfield  (18) , | October 28, 2013
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tharlinn  (13) Nijmegen, Netherlands | June 6, 2013
Good selection of Dutch and Belgian beers, would like to see more experimental craft selections. Too pricey for what they offer. Rotating tap beers are doable.

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