Far from the center and only recommended for place tickers or beer geeks staying nearby. For sure a great craft beer bar but you can find many of the beers nearer where most tourists stay. (Arendsnest, Wildeman, Beer Temple, Gollem etc.) Anyhow, who can complain about finding two new beers from De Struise on tap? Efficient service although the evening was very busy. 15 cl pours as well. (Visited November 19th 2016)
PietS (86) Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands | November 5, 2016
Definitely worth the visit. A lot of variety on taps, a lot of Scandinavian, Brittish and Dutch beers when I was there, including some rare ones (I had a Cuvee d’Epigry for example, very good). I didn’t even ask for a bottle list. You can order tasters, you can take everything from the tap in growlers and they have a small beer shop as well. Last but not least, the service was great: very knowledgable, passionate and entertaining (I was sitting at the bar). Only possible downside could be the size of the place: it was rather calm when I was there, but I can imagine it can get cramped on a friday or saturday night.
Visited seotember 2016. This place adds nothing to the Amsterdam beer scene. The core of taps is the same as in other Morebeer establishments, and most of the hoppy beers are dead. Recommended if you’re in this part of town, otherwise stick to the classic Arendsnest, Wildeman, etc.
Forth and last place visited the 24th September 2016 during the MoreBeer pub crawl. This pub is outside to the centre of Amsterdam and you will need to take the tram to go to this place. Beer selection is really impressive with a tap wall. All taped beer are also available on growler. Good selection, I deplore that not all taps are used but I can understand it... Good ambiance inside, friendly staff. And finaly I got my T-Shirt for this pub crawl!
Way out west for us Centrum clingers. Worth a visit though, picked up several new beers here and the selection was decent, 34 of the 40 taps were on. As another reviewer has pointed out, the IPAs tasted a little tired, but that could just be average brewing. Nice chilled ambience in here and I do like a wooden bar. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Worth the detour.
I’d say it’s definitely worth coming out of the center for this place. Nice selection of rotating taps (we came after pohjala tap takeover so it was even more awesome although few taps were not working)..fair but not an exciting bottle list in my opinion. Prices are just like other arend’s places...
For mine only topped by Arendsnest in the beer list quality stakes. 40 taps built in with about 35 running during my visit. Space is cozy and modern with a sharp edge. Well worth the hike from the city centre and a good chance to see life go past in the (slightly) outer suburbs. Pricing in line with other venues. Very quite on a Monday afternoon.
The third installment of Peter van den Arend’s chain of Amsterdam beer pubs, focusing on draft beers, with constantly shifting range. Ilse (the girl who runs the place) is very knowledgeable about beer in spite of her young age and very helpful. Small pours to taste as many different beers as you want, are no problem here. Not the cosiest place to sit, admittedly, not even outside, where somewhat uncomfortable picnic tables are placed alongside a rather busy road, but the selection and staff more than make up for it. They also do growlers - but don’t be surprised to receive a plastic PET bottle instead of a ’real’ American growler. Anyway, deserves a rating similar to that of Arendsnest and BeerTemple as far as I’m concerned and I’ll be visiting this place a lot more whenever I’m in Amsterdam. Cheers to Ilse!
Small bar but great selection of beers on tap. Both local and international not common seen draft beers. Good and friendly staff with good knowledge about the beers. Bar is lacking atmosphere, but hey... that’s not the main reason for visiting here.
Stopped in with 77ships just after a torrential downpour, and staff were mopping up. Still, they happily poured us some beers and we sat on the sidewalk picnic tables outside, which were drier than the inside. Large choice of taps, about 1/3 local stuff. They also have a small bottle shop in the bar (not sure why it’s a separate place rating), and you can consume bottles on site or take them away. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Plain interior, almost sparse. Small pours are possible. Far from the center, but easily reachable by tram.