In De Wildeman
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Neat bar in the heart of Amsterdam. Lots of typical beer stuff on the walls, and a little "museum" like display of lots of rare and older or harder to get beers, was pretty neat to see. The bartender was very friendly and helpful, and gave me a few good selections.
There were tons of beers on the bottle list, I was a bit overwhelmed as I only had a little over an hour to enjoy before i had to head back to catch my train to the airport, so glad the bartender helped. He was quite knowledgeable too. They also had a handful of beers on tap, including a really interesting collab with Flying Dog brewery, so I got to try a beer 2000 miles from a brewery about 400 miles from my house.
I enjoyed it, best place in Amsterdam (that I visited at least). Next time I'm in town I'm def staying there for a longer time.
08-12-2013 16:41:49 | More by jlindros
4.57/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Like other reviewers, I had the pleasure of stopping by here after an amazing burger from Burger Bar just down the street. Wagyu beef and goat cheese <3.
Lovely bar with a nice laid-back atmosphere. Friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere, mixed crowd (tourists and locals, Americans and Asians and Europeans). Not too noisy, not too crowded.
Beer selection was very interesting. I had only heard of 1 beer on tap, which was very pleasant. The two I tried were marvelous and well-priced. One of which was a local Oedipus brew with lemongrass and chili pepper. Amazing. The other was a suggestion from the bartender and had less of a memory-friendly name, but it was also wonderful.
Good Scotch selection at a good price (5.50 euro) if you're into that kind of thing.
Food looked good, but as previously mentioned, my stomach was full of glorious burger so I passed.
Great place to stop at if you're in Amsterdam. No one well try and sell you shitty faux-absinthe, thank god.
06-12-2013 10:47:53 | More by Dreizhen
4.4/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What makes Amsterdam so...dam appealing? First day in the city and everybody that I've run into speaks English (even the homeless folks!). It probably helps that the city is such a tourist hotspot. With the museums closing, it's time to go drinking.
Tables on the street outside, though I found my spot just inside the bar. There are two rooms, with a bar splitting the two apart. Lots of beer memorabilia around, especially at the front window, where you will see beer glasses the size of fish bowls!
In de Wildeman has well earned its repuation as a beer destination is Amsterdam. 18 different beers on-tap of different nationalities (Flying Dog, Texels, Mahrs, Ayinger, Del Ducato, De Leckere) and an additional 250 bottles (De Ranke, Schelde, Boon, Vis Beer, Bink, Mardesous, Fullers, Anchors, Budels, Jopen). Not only are the beers kept in good shape, but they're served with appropriate glassware and not too cold. I had two drafts from here, and both put me in a good mood.
It's just not beers that's here, but scotch too. If you're fond of both beverages, In de Wildeman should be near the top of your bar crawl. Heck, just the beer warrants a visit.
05-12-2013 16:25:51 | More by DoubleJ
4.36/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Vibe: The bar is short walk down a alley off the busy pedestrianized Nieuwendijk, but once you step in you feel like you've quickly exited the tourist district. It is very cozy inside with lots of decoration of old beer-related items in a display case and on the walls. It seemed that the place was popular with the locals and several people brought their dog. I visited around 7 pm on a Monday and was surprised to find some empty tables
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperatures in a variety of glassware such as goblets and snifters.
Service: There were only two people manning the bar and also waiting on the tables so service wasn't very prompt, but this seems the norm in Europe. The bartenders did talk with some of the people ordering and paying at the bar.
Selection: The bar had about a dozen beers on tap, some of which seemed to be uncommon beers and limited releases. I was shocked to find a gose and a pumpkin beer on-tap.
They had light appetizers but I didn't try the food.
04-17-2013 05:53:53 | More by metter98
4.43/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited back in June 2012:
Stopped in while on a recent visit to Amsterdam, among other places...and what can I say that hasn't already been said about the place. This place is an absolute must for any beer enthusiast. We walked into the place maybe around 6 or 7pm, don’t recall the day at this point, after stopping at the Burger Bar right down the street (which frankly a must stop as well) and the place was packed, both inside and out, but we were lucky enough to grab a table. The place is kind of small, but has a great atmosphere...a little light music and so many languages being spoken that I lost count. Very causal and relaxing. This is a place that you could easily hang out in all day.
As others have stated, there was a list of maybe 11 beers on tap and I didn't really recognize any of them, which was great, all different breweries and styles. I think that we tried maybe 4 or 5 on that visit. And the list of bottled beer was unbelievable...I think that my wife and I must have read over the thing for at least a half an hour, just in awe of the sheer volume. The service was decent, but the place was crowded, so I can't really fault the guy, but he was friendly and accommodating. Overall, it was a very unique experience.
11-01-2012 17:54:22 | More by PhillyStyle
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I love In the Wildman! Been here plenty of times and planning on visiting when I go to Amsterdam in March. This is a great beer bar that is in the heart of Amsterdam (and it is right next to the Burger Bar, which is another story in in itself--bottom line--the best burgers in the world).
Anyway, In de Wildeman has a great selection of some really nice beers. I was introduced to Emelisse beers here and (surprisingly) some of flying dog's beers (Farmhouse IPA). Lots of beers and memories.
Service is great...the normal bartender (don't know his name--was there everytime I visited) is a great guy, who (if the place is not busy) will explain each beer to you.
Selection is huge. A must visit if you find yourself in A-Dam!!!
02-04-2012 02:44:35 | More by 4thelvofbeer
4.46/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here while in Amsterdam recently and enjoyed it. It's down a tight side street near the center of town. Quite busy. My friend and I got a seat after standing for 15 minutes. Everyone is friendly. The bartenders were helpful. I had De Molen's DIPA, and a Wilde porter. Both deliciious. Proper glassware was used.
Music is light and leaves room for many conversations. This is meant to be like a coffee shop, except for beer. You go to chill, have a quality brew, and have conversations. There are no meals offered here. Just some snacks.
What's funny is that the american beer they have there is primarily Flying Dog...kinda random.
Definitely a recommended stop for any beer geek in amsterdam.
06-14-2011 21:12:22 | More by jbertsch
4.74/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was recently in Amsterdam and this place was one of two that I had heard that I have to visit. It was fairly easy to find, basically in the center of town, about five or six blocks from Central Station, two or three blocks from Dam Square, although it's so unassuming you could easily miss it.
To walk inside (at least at the time that I did) you'd have no idea it was as unique a beer place as it is. Most of the clientele were older locals, many drinking heinekens, amstels, leffe, etc. The place is small and very unadorned. The bar itself was about a foot lower than a typical bar with no seats.
The beer list, however was amazing. I didn't recognize anything on the draft list. Many were from Northern Europe and included Belgian as well as American styles. I had two beers, an American IPA and a Russian Imperial Stout. Both were amazing. The bottle list was also impressive with beers from every country imaginable.
A must visit for any beer enthusiast and a great place to bring anyone.
02-09-2011 19:40:14 | More by david18
4.06/5 rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Found this place randomly wandering around Amsterdam. It's ona crowded side street bordering one of the main roads going toward the center (nieuwezijd voorburgwal) and right across from a coffeeeshop. Laid back atmosphere, lacking the "party" feeling of most other bars here in Amsterdam, which was nice. Decor is beer casks and beer lists, all wood with some old dim lights. A lot of good beers on the list here, along with a huge list of NL crafts which was nice to see. Menu separates Flemish and Wallonian beers, as well as Trappists, and a seciton of Abbey-style beers. The last page was British, German, Irish and Czech beers with a couple of American crafts even on there.
Highly recommended for someone looking for good beer in a place so often dominated by Heineken and Amstel.
11-05-2010 20:05:19 | More by BucBasil
In De Wildeman in Amsterdam, Netherlands
98 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.