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Café Gollem

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Café GollemCafé Gollem

Type: Bar, Eatery

Raamsteeg 4
Amsterdam, 1012 VZ
Netherlands | map

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Added by pbrantss on 10-22-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 18
Photo of deg
4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

A tiny little bar. Nice dark wood, not a lot of seats. There's a raised area in the back with more seating. They pack a good bit of beer in there. They had Westvleteren. Getting the bartender's attention was a little easier said than done at times.

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Photo of Fluffheady
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A really cool, tiny Belgian beer bar. There are only about 10 seats around the bar, but their special draft list makes up for the lack of seats. They have a lot of Dutch beer as well. The bottle list is interesting, but they were out of a lot of things. They had Chimay Rogue on draft when I was there.

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Photo of Yetiman
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Small little bar in Amsterdam with a dive bar atmosphere, which I liked a lot. Great selection of bottles (I sprung for a Westvleteren 12). There weren't a lot of taps, but they were high quality. The only real drawback is that it's cramped. Good bartender, a cat, a dog, felt like a local place. With the quality of the selection and the laid-back atmosphere, this is one of the best beer bars I've ever been to.

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Photo of pat61
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

I have been here about 10 times over the past 20 years. Their original location was in an alley off the Spui and this is a couple of blocks towards the train station on a bigger street. I never knew they had food. Its small, dimly lit, friendly and they a dozen or so beers on tap and a couple of hundred in bottles. They generally have beer you have heard about but not been able to find on tap and at least a couple you have never heard about. The people are friendly and mostly local.

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Photo of DahWag
4.97/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Went to newer location on Amstelveen, Peter (?) was amazing and extra-knowledgeable.
Selection is top-knotch, for Americans & Euro's alike. This location seems small, though I never left the front bar.

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Photo of victorb27
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

when we stayed in Amsterdam this place was located just around the corner from us and since it was during the work week we had the entire bar to ourselves. the beer selection was huge! there was about 3-4 HUGE chalkboard on the wall with the beers they offered, most were bottles but they did have a lot on tap, my favorite being La Chouffe. the dude working behind the bar was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to choosing beers. he would ask me what i like and would recommend about 7 different beers.

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Photo of AdamNowek
5/5  rDev +10.6%

There are three Gollems in Amsterdam (with a fourth supposedly on the way), but this is by far the best of the bunch. Where the Overtoom location is large and better for meeting up with friends and the location in de Pijp has more of a pub feel, this Gollem on Raamsteeg is pure bruin café. It's tiny, it's a bit dark, and everything is made of wood. There's not a tonne of seats or tables here, but you want to be sitting at the bar. The staff working at this location are all extremely knowledgable and will help you find exactly what you want to drink with ease. If you need a snack, there's a limited but nice selection of cheese, sausage, and olives.

Quite simply the best beer café in all of Amsterdam.

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Café Gollem in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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