Café Gollem

Raamsteeg 4
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 VZ
bar  4.5/5.0 101 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 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
VincentKabel  (28) Haarlem, Netherlands | February 14, 2014
Nice small cafe in Amsterdam. Large selection of beers. Nice ambiance, the feeling of a real cafe.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
MonMadsen  (126) , Denmark | January 22, 2014
Visited March 2013. Very cosy split level bar. Appropriate music level and style. Great belgian beer list of mostly wellknown beers. Wooden tables and chairs, which were packed at the time of our visist. And a cat! Pour yourself a great Belgian beer and listen to "Jim Croce - I got a name". Then you can feel the atmosphere! :-) Cheers
74
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley  (405) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | December 2, 2013
This place is very often packed, I finally managed to get a seat on my third visit. It isn’t all that surprising considering it is a very plesant bar to sit at. Well located in center Amsterdam, easy to get to from many areas. The ambiance is quite enjoyable, laid back very vintage bier café. Didn’t see/try any food unfortunately. The selection was soso - nice varied selection of Belgian beer bottles, but nothing out of the ordinary: all the usual trappists, karmeliet, chouffe, Saison Dupont and Boon lambics. All good stuff, but just nothing needing to go to this particular place. The draught list was also a bit boring, not many dutch micros, lots of belgian macros. Overall I’d say this place is definitely a cool hangout, is worth it if you’re staying a few days in Amsterdam, but as a beer geek you don’t need to sweat it to try this place out. Amsterdam has way better to offer.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Jimmythespoon  (181) , | October 30, 2013
I had my fist westvletern at this place. Amazingly cozy pub, with a big selection of belgian beers. Great ambiance but can get very crowded since it’s small.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
badhack  (38) San Francisco, California | October 19, 2013
Excellent selection, small and not much atmosphere.
80
  • 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 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BRW  (91) Barcelona, Spain | October 10, 2013
Great atmosphere, good service, good selection of beers both in tap and bottle, mostly dutch and belgian brews.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Brugmansia  (623) 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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (1126) 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.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | July 13, 2013
First time visited since it re-opened. Was very quiet (a Wednesday in February, but still), the beer range seemed very old and jaded, especially those on tap. Very little ambiance, a sad decline - hope it can recover. Revisited July 2013. Getting better again, still not very busy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
DocFi  (15) , Australia | July 9, 2013
A v cute little bar and a good selection but is pretty blokey although I drank wine the night we visited and the barman was v accommodating so he gets extra ticks for that.

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