In De Wildeman
Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +11.4%
One the best beer bars I have ever been to. Went three different nights. Each night I had a wonderful time with three different bartenders. Each bartender was exceptional. They know beer and are excellent at finding a beer to suit your wants. Very friendly and very engaging.
185 beers in bottles and many on tap including some beers from Denver breweries.
Had some really terrific sours.
The atmosphere is very comfortable and attractive. Mostly locals with a few tourists.
Really loved the place wish I could go every night.
03-10-2008 21:46:54 | More by bierme
5/5 rDev +11.4%
This cramped old bar tucked away in a hidden alley near the red light disrict (described as a "dive" by the younger and more female members of our group) is absolutely one of my favorite beer bars in the world. The service was great and fast, the bottle selection was impressive and heavy with good Belgians, prices were moderate for the area and the bar itself is older than the United States. I had the kriek on tap, a Cantillon geuze and another geuze that I can't quite remember. If you like sours, you won't be disappointed here.
After your stop at the Wildeman, why not step across the alley into Coffeeshop Ben for some....coffee? Also right down the block is a hamburger shop that is extremely crowded but served the best hamburger I ever tasted, although my time at Coffeeshop Ben may have influenced my enthusiasm.
05-31-2009 15:07:23 | More by ComicalAli
5/5 rDev +11.4%
WE have been to the Wilderman over 50 times now (maybe more in 16 trips to Amsterdam as we always go over and over), as we love the location and its hard to find for most tourists, so its never crowded during the daytime. They have great drafts and a really great bottle list, always in the correct glasses. They have both a non and smoking side. I met some great beer writers in this place, and lots of interesting folks. To us its just a great place to relax, I can pop across the alley to smoke a few pipe loads. Like 200 or more bottles and like 10-20 drafts, the drafts are good deals. The people are great and the service can be great, they seem to know me... I wonder why. They even speak English, that's an inside joke, you cannot get 2 words of dutch out to them before they laugh.
It not far from the beer store either. That said its a bit pricey and it really is if the Euro is north of 1.50 which it was during this last March/April 2008 trip.
We love Amsterdam and we always visit here and this bar is always NUMBER 1. The smoking side can be more fun, but unless I am totally baked I cannot take it.
Some Dutch beers here but mostly Belgian.
02-14-2009 16:40:11 | More by azorie
4.75/5 rDev +5.8%
This is a fantastic beer bar, boasting 18 taps and over 250 bottles of imported and craft beer. Located in an old Amsterdam distillery, the inside is small, wood paneled and has all the charm of an authentic English style pub. Beers ranged from Brewdog, to a plethora of Belgians, to a 17 Euro bottle of Alaskan Smoked Porter! We discovered a cute little back bar hidden around the corner from the main area and settled in. Several beer books and board games looking to be as old as the bar lined the shelves in this room. I ended up trying the wonderfully malty and smoky Schlenkerla Doppelbock on tap, while my wife ordered the Netherlands' own trappist beer La Trappe Quadrupel. It didn't take much before all four of us weary travelers were nodding off with the comfort of clinking glasses, murmur of background chat and tasty brews. This gem of a pub is well worth the visit and I'd love to go back when I have more time and energy!
05-22-2014 15:49:31 | More by Jackofallbrews
United Kingdom (England)
4.75/5 rDev +5.8%
Spent the weekend staying next door to this fantastic bar in the middle of everything going on in Amsterdam. There's no bar to sit at but 2 separate rooms and a few tables outdoors leave plenty of room for drinking alone or with others. About 17 taps, one handpump, one gravity keg and an extensive bottle list offers a great choice of Belgians, Dutch and even 2 American beers (Titan IPA and Flying Dog Hefe Weizen). Everything was served in it's proper glassware including my session beer for the weekend, Zinnebir...a poor man's XX Bitter. Nick, bartending the first night, offered recommendations from my descriptions that were spot on. Bathrooms are okay, not great. Atmosphere is very comfortable with a showcase of large glasses in the front. A great place to sit outside and watch Amsterdam go by. Coffeeshops within a few steps along with kebab, pizza, McDonalds and anything else you may want at 2 in the morning.
08-02-2009 19:01:55 | More by winetrdr
4.74/5 rDev +5.6%
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
In De Wildeman in Amsterdam, Netherlands
98 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.