This is one of the places you most take time for a visit, old Briune Café with snacks in the old way. The stuff very specal and frendly. No musik only the nice souns of talking. In the same family for ears! Take och look in the "kitchen". Very good choice of beers and you can teast the new monasterybeer from Nethelands.
Very cozy, old fashioned "Brown café" close to the Begijnhof; the selection is not big, but well and cleverly chosen. Very friendly znd chatty service: not a place for tickers, but for those, who want to enjoy some well kept beers. Worth a visit!
kermis (506) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | October 4, 2016
A small an very old and worn brown Café with no bar. Just one big dark room. Quiet but populated entirely by tourists when I visited. It’s certainly a bit of Amsterdam history but the small and unsurprising selection doesn’t exactly make it stand out. Service was friendly enough and prices were pretty fair for central Amsterdam.
Visited this place in september 2009. I was the only customer and had a chat with the waiter, who told me this place was called The English Arse by the locals. When you enter, its like stepping back 100 years, a traditional pub with no bar, rustique wooden floor, and a good place to escape the shopping area nearby. Will for sure revisit next time in AMS. I had the Van Vollenhovens Extra Stout bottle.
A charming, old fashioned brown café in a quiet side street. Well worth a visit for the timeless atmosphere if not for the beer selection, which isn’t huge but had enough to keep me interested. (Visited April 2011).
Plaas (64) Alkmaar, Netherlands | September 10, 2012
Unique, traditional pub. Called "De Engelse Reet" by locals. There is no bar, the interior has not changed that much over the last 100 years. No music. Service is very polite and friendly. The beer selection is not that special, but there is Van Vollenhoven Stout (bottled, but by special occasions on tap, as far as I know only here). In September, they tap last year’s bock, after a year aging sweeter and more like a porto. Impressive selection of traditonal Dutch liquors. A mustvisit, not for the beer, but for the atmosphere.
Unusual and " dark" pub. Inner much old, not much cured cleansing, a lot " old-style" with furnishing in wood and little space. Modest chosen of bottled beers,interesting blackboard with written by hand the name of some seasonal beers. Desert when I have gone. Kind staff. Food not tried.