Imagine a student’s café, furnished with "trophies" from a bulk refuse collection, then You can imagine the ambiance of the "Café Brecht", which is unexpectedly pretty cozy; since B. Brecht (playwright, poet, director) was from Germany, "his" café in Amsterdam serves consequently cleverly chosen german beers (both Lagers and Ales).Not far from the Rijksmuseum, absolutely worth a little detour...
German themed bar (mostly Berlin) which also serves loads of German beer. Nice selection, and they had a bunch of Oktoberfest specials. Very cozy interior which looks like a big grandma-style living room, ful of shaded lamps and little tables. Seemd to be very popular with people who like fancy tea. Quite liked it! Only downside is that it’s not especially cheap.
Amsterdam pubcrawl. Cozy small and busy bar in lively touristic neighborhood. Nice interior with partial livingroom going on, couches, fauteuils, 50’s wallpaper, etc. Been here a few times in the past, as a warm up for concerts, close to Melkweg music venue. Only three taps but some bottles too - octoberfest seasonals, hooray.
Visited on an early saturday evening, the place was packed with hip young people. Amazing interior and atmosphere, "old worn living room" pretty much covers it. I for one love it, it has so much more character than brand spankin’ new furniture. Anyway. German themed café with plenty of German bottles and a couple of taps, one of which being Schlenkerla, which is always appreciated. Had a large bottle of Germany-brewed South African IPA. Service was pretty, but basic. Worth a visit as a curiosity and to drink some nice German beers.
kermis (462) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | July 18, 2016
Certainly a unique place like an old worn living room with old mismatching furniture. It doesn’t lack character by any means. There’s also a couple of small tables outside but it’s not really the best venue for a sunny day, if one happens to occur. There’s no huge selection of beers, but the German stuff on offer is interesting and makes a refreshing change.
Bit of a walk from the center but a decent and certainly doable one. Inside is very much like an old living room full of old couches and furniture which I would usually love. The furniture looked very old with lots of it cracked & partially broken. I could barely sit on the first couch that I tried. Sad to say but the furniture looks like it should be thrown away and replaced by something comfortable. They have pleasant of teas here & the whole is a bit like a mix between a tea place and a bar. Beer focus is on German beers, luckily about 10 or so unusual beers, they were out of some beers. A few common NL beers, one or so cider, cocktails etc. Prices are medium high standard NL prices. Services was good except one of the servers not understanding my Dutch and switching to English. I have been more than a few times in the Netherlands & I have met plenty of Dutch people and they always understood me except the few choice people in Amsterdam. I don’t get it. Crowd seemed to be a mix of tourists and a few locals. I would have liked it a lot more if the furniture was comfortable to sit in because I do like the living room atmosphere. There are good things about this place, also things that I liked less.