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Reviews by JohnfromDublin:
4.24/5 rDev +2.2%
Very nice spot just off the beaten track, visited twice over weekend 15-17 Oct 2004. First time was late and crowded, but we still managed to grab a decent beer or two. Second visit was much better. Nine of us went there about 6pm on sat evening and upon entering, two patrons seated in the right hand alcove gave up their seats so that we could "take over" that table. Six draught beers, including Kwak and impressive Vlo (from local brewery t'Ij) available. Excellent beer menu to peruse, so you can be making up your mind on the next beer while enjoying the first one. Had Orval, Rochefort 8, Rodenbach in bottles. Minor drawbacks were the small size of the place (maybe not a bad thing!), and beware the stairs to and from the toilets after quaffing strong beer!
NOTE: Glad to see that nothing had changed for our visit in Oct 2005. Maybe the beer menu had shortened slightly, but great place!
10-29-2004 14:26:47 | More by JohnfromDublin
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4.34/5 rDev +4.6%
Stumbled into this place on our honeymoon in Amsterdam .Right off the Dam on a side street it wasn't opened during the daytime. Finally at nite on our last weekend there we visited this place. At first we felt like intruders to the mostly local crowd but they soon warmed to use when they found out we were honeymooners. A German sheperd came by a few times and we pet him and then he went back to his corner to lay down. As I stated before it was all locals except us. Met a cool guy named Volley(Voldemier) I think. He told me that if someons stole his bike , he would steal someelse's Haha. Later that night they locked the doors and wouldn't let outsiders in just people they knew. Oh and the Beer was a real taste of Belgian Ales, White, Trappe, Red, All kinds of tastes and potency. Finally we called it a night and stumbled the few blocks to our hotel. I guess anyway!!! To this day I don't remember leaving, or entering our hotel. Next day we went to the Liedesplien to watch the EAGLES/Giants game at a sportsBar. VERY COOL PLace and people. if you fit in that is.
03-10-2013 21:34:01 | More by MarkTwain
3.05/5 rDev -26.5%
Visited back in June 2012:
Stopped in while on a recent visit to Amsterdam, among other place...and the only way that I can really explain this place is that it feels very much like a dive bar...there were some suspect individuals hanging out there that afternoon. It was a completely different experience and vibe than In De Wildeman. I think that we may have only had one beer and left. They had a good selection on tap, mainly Belgian beers, but the service was not good...the bar tender acted as if we were a burden to her and frankly it was a burden for her to be there as well. The other reviewers have described it well, so no need to harp on that. Overall, didn't have a great experience and I am not sure that I would go back if ever back in Amsterdam.
11-01-2012 18:05:29 | More by PhillyStyle
Café Belgique in Amsterdam, Netherlands
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.