In De Wildeman
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3.89/5 rDev -13.4%
This place was recommended by Andy at The Cracked Kettle because they have a pretty good selection of Belgian beers. Unfortunately, I found it to be the same as many other places in Amsterdam; heavily biased against and rude to American tourists. I ordered a La Trappe Quadruple by asking for a La Trappe Quad and he scolded me for shortening Quadruple. He was told my friend who wasnt ordering a beer because he was driving that he couldnt sit there if he wasnt drinking. We ended up ignoring him and left after just one beer.
The selection is pretty good for trappist, Belgian, and dutch beers. They have around 200 bottles and 18 taps. Their gueuze and lambic selection was probably the best in the city that I found. All in all, they were good for the bigger beers in the area but didnt have any of the rarer beers or anything vintage.
07-11-2007 20:35:01 | More by drseamus
4/5 rDev -10.9%
Dropped in for a quick one while on vacation. It is a nice place all in all. It's loctated in alleyish road off of main shopping area (many bars & coffee shops). What I liked about this place was how old it was and that is seemed to be filled with locals - not drunken tourists. Like many spots in town, it's kind of a hole it the wall and a bit dirty. It had a decent selection including Westveletern cake. We grabbed a couple of beers and sat outside. We could have sat there all night. A real nice vibe. There are not too many good beer spots in Amsterdam.
08-15-2008 19:58:31 | More by citrusjim
4.06/5 rDev -9.6%
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
4.13/5 rDev -8%
Kind of a dive, but I like it. They obviously have a nice relationship with a lot of American brewers. Flying Dog Brewery made a beer for them and it is sold in the States. I had the beer long before knowing this bar existed. The bar doesn’t have stools; rather, it is waist level. There are lots of round tables scattered around. It’s easy to forget what time it is. There is wifi (great for travelers!) Absolutely worth a visit.
11-25-2013 01:12:56 | More by Fluffheady
4.14/5 rDev -7.8%
Visited on the 28th October 2004. This place is a reasonably large (by Amsterdam standards) two room beer café. The room to you right as you enter is a non smoking room. This is regretably, very much a rarity in this city. In de Wildemann has an excellent beer menu as befits a famous beerbar, and lives up to most reviews I have read. Nice solid tables, and well decorated walls with authentic enamelled signs relating to breweriana. A must visit when in Amsterdam, and within staggering distance of Café Belgique.
Beware, this establishment does not open on Sundays!
05-27-2005 16:05:50 | More by JohnfromDublin
4.18/5 rDev -6.9%
In A'dam 11/6 - 11/8 visited here mid afternoon, nice time of day not too crowded. 18 beers on draft - some of the more mentionables were, Texels Bock, De Prael Johnny, Floreffe Prima Melior, Rodenbach and Brugse Zot Blond. Oh yeah - Left Hand Milk Stout too - cool.
Met a women who lives a couple hours away by train but stops in every few weeks when many of the beers change. She reads BA but doesn't post here (c'mon girl! :-).
This place is less the party scene and more the serious beer bar - a great place to visit in A'dam.
11-26-2008 18:45:19 | More by crenegar
4.2/5 rDev -6.5%
The establishment is done up in a typical brown bar fashion. Space is fairly small but they don't over crowd it with tables so you always have elbow room. Service gets the job done but didn't impress by any means. Selection was fairly solid .... about 15-20 taps and a 100+ beer list. Mostly Dutch, Belgian, and German brews. Food offerings mainly consist of meat and cheese platters. Reasonably priced and recommended!
I go to Amsterdam yearly and always make Cafe In de Wildeman a "must do" on my list. The atmosphere is what its all about for me. I absolutely love the center table "up top" where you have an impressive commanding view of the store.
05-11-2009 17:26:24 | More by koopa
4.26/5 rDev -5.1%
Visited this place during a weekendtrip to Amsterdam.
This place looks really _old_ and i don't think it has changed much the last 100 years. Very cool and really adds to the atmosphere.
About 20 beers on draught and they even had Flying dog gonzo imperial porter on draught while we were there. Amazing. Very good bottleselection too.
Very mixed crowd in this place but from what i could reckon there were some tourists and then alot of older gentlemen sipping away on some good beer while chatting about daily life.
We were kind of rushed so we didn't stay here for more than a beer but i'll most likely visit this place again whenever i happen to be in Amsterdam.
10-07-2008 17:09:42 | More by baggio
In De Wildeman in Amsterdam, Netherlands
98 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.