kermis (460) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | September 2, 2016
A real oldschool bar that probably hasnít changed much in many years with a very oldschool, mostly Belgian beer selection. Quiet considering itís location and with a more local vibe. Itís a nice enough brown cafe but not too interesting for a visitor given what Amsterdam has to offer in terms of beer.
NIce old pub placed very centrally in Amsterdam ( China town). The beers are mostly Dutch & Belgium- and I founs ome I never tried before-but I had not tasted that much Dutch beer before I arrived.
Not a must too visit- but its central location was the reason for a short visit
I used to come here on a regular basus when i worked in Amsterdam. Nice atmosphere, very close to the train station. It hasnít changed much but at least it has a very small selection of Amsterdam beers and foreign beers now. Nothing new for a ticker
A bar with a great atmosphere. Looks like a very old brown bar with a nice selection of belgian beers. Great staff and besides belgian special beers they have local and international craft beers. Definitely worth visiting.
Benzai (223) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | November 21, 2014
Quite standard pub with a decent selection of Belgian beers but nothing I hadnít tried before. I miss local Amsterdam beers in these sort of pubs, although they did have a beer from the IJ but that was it. Close to the station, but not really worth a visit.
Visited in March 2011 for a quick late snifter and ended up staying a couple of hours, mainly due to getting chatting with the friendly landlady and some locals. Despite the location it didnít seem a tourist trap, at least at the fairly late hour(s) we were there. Mostly Belgian beers with a decent range of lambics but nothing Iíd not had before so was happy to stick to the Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen.
A strange place. Downtown Amsterdam close to the gay bars and also to the main train station. Medium side (by Amsterdam standard), sits about 50. Inside is clean, wood and more wood. Beer menu is Belgian only. A few taps and many bottles, but nothing the experienced beer-geek hasnít seen many times before. The one thing that stands out in their beer list are the lambics, not because they are unusual but because there is surprisingly very few lambics in Amsterdam bars. Het Elfde Gebod has many good classic lambics. Another thing unusual about this place was the crowd. Granted Iíve only been there once so it is a small sample to get a good feeling of the place, but when I visited the pub the customers were older folks and the place had none of the Amsterdam crazy vibe I love so much. Not a place I would recommend.