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 (475) 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.