Café Gollem

Raamsteeg 4
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 VZ
bar  4.5/5.0 102 reviews
Mon-Thu 16.00-01.00 Fri-Sat: 12.00-02.00 Sun 12.00 - 01.00

Mayor: markoijelena (2) | Affiliated user(s) here CafeGollem | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 200
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1564) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
Two-tiered bar setting, dark and comfortable and bit clubbish in feeling. Beer selection on draft is respectable, but overrun with Belgians instead of Dutch, but at least they were Belgians I hadn’t seen elsewhere in Belgium. No complaints about the crowd or staff, fairly benign visit on a rainy afternoon. Would visit again as a change of pace since you can’t exactly sit in ’t Arendsnest for 12 hours all day.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Ferris  (1414) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 16, 2017
Cozy little place with the Sam old list as many of the. Maybe less. For. Nice quiet beer in a quirky spot, this hits the spot, but otherwise there are many other good places.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (1231) London, England | October 12, 2013
Gollem is a delightfully old fashioned brown cafe in a side alley between Singel (one of the central ring of canals) and Spuistraat. It has a great beer list with about 15 taps and numerous bottles. It’s full of character. The bar is downstairs and there’s a small mezzanine balcony overlooking it. The mismatched furniture is dark brown wood and there are bottles and tin plaques lining the walls alongside the blackboards listing the beers. The furniture looks home made, as do the simple wooden slats which have been installed over the bar to hold the glasses. There’s also an intriguing box with slots, each of them labelled with a person’s name. It turns out that until about two years ago locals could have a tab; their receipts were put into the appropriate slots and they would settle their bill on a monthly basis. All in all it’s a great place (although I have to say I wasn’t overly enamoured by the barman’s choice of music, which was dreadful French torch crooning). (Visited 29 September 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (1143) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 3, 2013
After numerous attempts at visiting this place over the years were foiled through poor timings, it being closed for a while etc, we finally managed to get here on Monday 30th September 2013. You enter abd tge bar is immediately in front of you to you left. This place reminds me a little of the small bar in Antwerp near the church in the centre, that place also has a small upper floor where you can look down on the bar area. Beer wise it was great to see the likes of Dochtor de Korenaar Belle Fleur and Troubadour Magma Galaxy Hop version on tap both were great. This bar is very small and dark and would be a great stop off in the depths of winter. Really liked this place and being so close to Bier Temple and Bier Koning it us in a great beery area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub  (1052) Banbury, England | June 6, 2014
Great little bar in central Amsterdam, there seems to be a good mix of locals and tourists. There is a stab at banter in here even if it does get a little lost on us. I was lucky and got a seat at the bar, which made the tasting range a little easier, you get one at a time in here rather than a tray. The barman knows his stuff, the feel is brown cafe and the trip to the loo is hazardous. Great place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Bryne  (763) Bryne, Norway | November 28, 2016
Another small and cramped craft beer bar in Amsterdam. When I entered the bar I needed a couple of minutes before I could read the tap list due to condensation on glasses. There is a sitting area up a few steps on a mezzanine, where we managed to squeeze in six more people. Indeed a charming place! Decent beer selection and a flight is 4 x 15 cl for€ 9.25. Attentive and nice service. Male drunkards, be aware! The staircase down to the loo is extremely steep, actually more like a ladder! And when you have unleashed the Salmon, some may have a problem with the elevated toilet bowl. Dwarfs will face a serious problem! I enjoyed my stay. A fun experience. (Visited November 18th 2016 with colleagues/Bjarte1)
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007
Straight in front of the Cracked Kettle store, so you’d have to be a fool not to step in. A large belgian bottle selection of perhaps 150 candidates and a limited selection from other countries. What was the most interesting to me was the 10 or so draughts including the likes of la Chouffe, Christoffel Blonde, kwak... Globally, I can entirely see how this place is attractive to the local crowd, it’s small, friendly and not too expensive for Amsterdam, but there are 2 other bars within walking distance which are of world-class level or almost. A bit thrashier and younger crowd here though.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
deyholla  (643) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 21, 2009
A great place for belgians in Amsterdam. Staff is friendly and it is a nice ambiance. I wish they had a few more dutch beers, but it is a belgian bar.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Brugmansia  (635) Jylland, Denmark | October 8, 2013
Visited september 2013. What a great place, cosy relaxing atmosphere, friendly smiling staff, and a great beerselection as well :-).. Being close to the train station an ideal place to start a sunday pub crawl in Amsterdam. Beers served in good condition, really a great beer spot to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil  (621) Tallinn, Estonia | March 6, 2008
Nice little pub (literal), nice little selection of beers (litotes), nice staff, shame about most of the customers. The smokiest place we entered, but fortunately that will change in mid 2008. Grungy loo (singular) too. With different customers, I believe this place will be worthy of a re-rate to a higher value.

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