Visited on a Friday night, had some time to kill in between trains. Located next to Utrecht CS Hoog Catharijne. Huge and spaceous bar, located in an old church, and it shows. Looks really good. Lots of wood, church ornaments, loaded with beer ornaments. It’s quite popular as well, so it was crammed. Especially close to the bar it’s relatively narrow and not the best place to hang around on a busy night, but service was quick. Get a seat/table if you can. Beer selection is mostly Belgian, the obvious stuff, some Utrecht beers (vandeStreek, Stapzwan) and their house beer on tap. Didn’t eat here, no rating for that. A bit pricy, even for center Utrecht standards. Would visit again though.
kermis (475) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | November 5, 2016
A huge and popular place in an old church, it’s a beautiful venue with decent food and fairly obvious Belgian classics for the beer selection. It does get very busy at peak times but even so on my last visit we were able to have a drink at the bar for 5 minutes before we got a table. Not a place to go and tick but nice enough for food and a decent beer.
If you are into the Belgian classics, this is the place to go. A Cafe situated in a former church, which is a lovely sight to behold. Unfortunately it’s quite noisy due to the size/height of the building.The service is excellent and the food nice. Note: seriously crowded during peak hours.
Visited mid afternoon on a Monday, not too crowded (apparently this place gets real busy). Place is inside an old church pretty cool atmosphere, we chilled here for a bit playing board games. Selection is very average, arch-typical belgians, unfortunately quite highly priced. The food looked nice but we weren’t looking to eat. Nice place to chill with none geek friends, but not a really good beer destination.
Really enjoyed the atmosphere of this place. Very joyful! The high vaulted ceilings of the old church and the organ really add to the experience. A reasonable beer selection and the food was pretty good. A little on the pricey side.
Countbeer (259) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | November 28, 2013
Choosen as the best bar of The Netherlands. It’s ok, but big! Bit royal alike. Very friendly and somewhat funny staff. Ok selection. Meh for the beer geek decent for a beer lover/drinker. Prices are maybe just above average and the atmosphere is busy but good! Not sure if the price was handed out to the correct bar but still a good place to get some food, good service and a bit drunk to start a good memorable evening.
Would like to revisit when it’s less crowded! Still staff knows how to create a good evening!