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Pleasant afternoon break

Came here for a quick bite to eat early afternoon. Wine was cold and refreshing. Sandwich was tasty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Definetly a must

Girls trip in Amsterdam ended visiting the place every day! Mostly local people enjoying a beer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tuturas L
Regensburg, Germany
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“brown cafe”(20 reviews)
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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.
Spui 18-20, 1012 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 4420
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cafe in the heart of busy Amsterdam with an interesting history of its own. Makes some great open sandwiches and some lovely toasted ones too with quick efficient service and a great beer. We sat outside and watched the people go by and enjoyed...More

Thank toothfairysel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A historic Brown Cafe which has a helpful and knowledgeable staff that gives good advice regarding the beer and Dutch gins or Jenever that it serves. Lunch ends at 5, but good snacks are available all day. Local folks frequent this charming place and they...More

Thank 123norman2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice cappuccino in an Amsterdam favorite location! Taste the enchanted city!! Free WiFi, good service, you may read newspapers also.

Thank Gineadol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is only one of many restaurants that line the streets of the canals and like the others, it is strategically placed to people watch. The patio is good if you don't mind the smoke because that's where all the smokers congregate - and...More

1  Thank Johanne Y
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

All you need for a great evening in Amsterdam: a perfect beer, bitterballen en quick service. Cafe Hoppe ticks all the boxes. It is no coincidence that this is the most famous bar in Amsterdam.

Thank Robert-Jan1972
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Love the beer, the food and the history. Must visit when in the city. Ambience is everything there. You can also find nice and friendly service.

Thank Irene Z
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Dropped in for an after dinner beer. Classic decor, and friendly service. The place has a nice outdoor area to enjoy your drinks on a summery evening.

Thank Tom M
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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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