(Visited Aug 2014) Larger sister pub to the more centrally located Cafť Gollem. This one is located at the eastern part of the long Overtoom, not too far away from Leidsesplein. Good selection of beers, mainly Belgian, but with a fair amount of Dutch craft beers, both on tap and bottled. Service was friendly and efficient. The clientŤle quite mixed. Well worth a visit.
k6rfm (9) Palo Alto, California | December 26, 2014| Updated December 30, 2014
Got here at noon opening time on a late December afternoon, staff werenít quite ready for customers yet but treated us well. Phenomenal selection both on tap and in bottles; by the time I had drunk all the "ooh, never seen that on tap" beers it was time to go. Reasonably priced good pub food for lunch, and the fries ("in beef tallow" like McDonaldís used to when their fries were good) were great.
Visited on a Thursday afternoon not too long after opening so it was calm and there was plenty of seating available. Larger than Gollem and Gollem II. Interior is retro with a lot of beer memorabilia. The bar cat add to the ambiance. Beer selection isnít top notch, but thereís a few good beers available on tap as well as some classic Belgians. Decent bottle selection, but mostly Belgian classics. Thereís a couple of snacks available to eat, but I havenít tried any. Price for beers is good compared to other places in the city. Certainly not one of the "must visit" bar in Amsterdam, but a fun one if you are near Vondelpark or at one of the museums.
As it is impossible to find even standing room at weekends, you had better try a weekday night. Not a great selection on tap/some Belgian staples and only 2-3 Dutch micros/, still their bottle stock is worth exploring. Nice service behind bar. Recommended but not on weekends - go to Butcherís Tears instead /20 min. walk/.
The place was empty at 2 in the afternoon but that was fine with me. I had a couple of Dutch beers and the sweetbread croquets which were good. Large selection of both draft and bottle beers. I was only a little disappointed that they were out of Westvleteren XII. A good place to spend a rainy winter afternoon in Amsterdam and I didnít even mind the resident bar cat.
Visited early on a Friday evening. Smoking bar (not the bar itself just a reserved section but it still reeks everywhere). Kind of retro atmosphere, the bar is long and oddly shaped and the ambiance struck me as quite strange. The bartender was quite friendly though and the food was tasty. Not too much special going on beer wise, except this is by far the cheapest place in town for westvleteren and they have some cool taps (had andechser dopplebock, which was quite good, a few seasonal Dutch beers and many Belgian classics at an affordable price). I wouldnít revisit soon, but if itís in your neighbourhood still not a bad place.