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Great old pub/cafe

Stopped in for a drink on a busy afternoon. They have a good drink selection and food menu. We got... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Damon A
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Halifax, Canada
Great Steaks & Ambience

During a trip in February 2018, my girlfriend and I met our Dutch friends here for lunch. The... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Barron V
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San Francisco, California
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Established in 1670 and located in the center of a shopping, entertainment and nightlife district, this popular pub is famous for spontaneous parties that involve all patrons.
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Spui 18-20, 1012 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centrum
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+31 20 420 4420
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink on a busy afternoon. They have a good drink selection and food menu. We got a couple of appetizers and they were both very tasty. The café has a great history with a lot of the interior being original. Make...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

During a trip in February 2018, my girlfriend and I met our Dutch friends here for lunch. The atmosphere is wonderful and the steaks are outrageously decadent and delicious!

Thank Barron V
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Good spot to get good beer. Price is ok although it is in center of city. Staff was very polite and friendly. There is various types of beer.

Thank Dario m
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

It is very nice and cute cafe, they have excellent draft beer, the food is good, the waiters are kind and friendly. Will go there to have some lunch during next visit to Amsterdam.

Thank ZeusArm
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is a really cool old bar/cafe with sawdust covered wood floors and an interesting history. Plenty of good drinks and tasty food to go along with the ambiance.

Thank Camatisse
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Upstairs, spying from a window down into his bar, he could see what the patrons were up to. A small wooden staircase leads to it. Original furnishings and wooden bar makes it an appealing venue for a late afternoon drink. Huge crowds so go early.

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The place has hundred year history, and an old brown cafe bar. Everyone tells me got tot try brown cafe in Amsterdam, so in the first cafe shop, I wanted to order brown cafe and the waitress was clueless. Later I realized brown cafe really...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Came here for a quick bite to eat early afternoon. Wine was cold and refreshing. Sandwich was tasty with ample filling that really hit the spot - had the bltca. Staff very attentive and friendly.

Thank Seraphim87
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Girls trip in Amsterdam ended visiting the place every day! Mostly local people enjoying a beer after work, small snacks available and be far the cooles way to serve a Amstel in Amsterdam. We shall return.

Thank Tuturas L
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this place after looking up the brown bars. Good selection of beers and a little seating area outside.

Thank Wandering_Hippy_Me
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Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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