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Apparently one of the oldest bars in town and one of the only places licensed to sell spirits. We... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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A classic in Amsterdam!

Stopped by as part of the Hungry Birds walking food tour. Run by the son, who was a great guy. Wide... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Frankfort, Illinois
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13 Oct 2018
“Local crowd”
18 Jun 2018
“A classic in Amsterdam!”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Utrechtsestraat 140, 1017 VT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 4140
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Apparently one of the oldest bars in town and one of the only places licensed to sell spirits. We visited on a weekday evening and it had several locals and a friendly barman whose family has owned the cafe for 150 years. He engaged in...More

Thank KPow10
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Stopped by as part of the Hungry Birds walking food tour. Run by the son, who was a great guy. Wide selection of beers, liquors on a quaint corner. Not the loudest or fanciest, but a great spot for a beer and some people-watching.

Thank bkp21
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The cafe is nice with a historical identity and good for a drink once and a while. But when you close the toilets on Kings Day even selling drinks is a neglect towards your paying customers. No value for money.

Thank PaulusAmsterdam
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

As others have said, this isn't at all touristy. It's a locals bar but very warm and welcoming. It's not very big so you might end up sharing a table but snag one and you're in for a real treat. Plenty of beers to choose...More

Thank bhaforever
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Used to live near here. Absolutely love this place. It’s a real locals hangout, with good beer, nice people, and good location. In summer people hang out outside, away from the crazy hustle and bustle of Rembrandtplein.

Thank Josh L
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I was greeted on my entrance into this bar by a threesome of 80-something year-olds sitting on hard wood stools and gripping some beers. They did not look at me as if I was out of place in this quite old bar. The bartender obviously...More

Thank Amiia C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great place to go for a beer and meet some locals!! My wife and I were here almost 2 was ago and had a great conversation with a local guy named John. The atmosphere is very good and the place makes you feel right at...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 16 April 2015

If you’re a US tourist in Amsterdam, a small corner bar that has no lively music may not immediately attract your attention. However I’d encourage you to try this. Even though everyone in there certainly seemed local and speaking the vastly unfamiliar (to me) Dutch...More

1  Thank Cinebriate
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This is a typical old fashioned Amsterdam's café. It looks like your living room with a large bar. They have large variety of alcoholic but also non alcoholic drinks. They also serve typical Dutch bar food. All this at a reasonable price. We were there...More

1  Thank leb83
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visited during the soccer match from Holland Café Oosterling. It was the night of our life. The café is old fashioned, somewhat dark and as the Dutch call it a bruin Café (a brown Café_ You can get alcohol in all kinds of form...More

2  Thank leb83
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