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Arendsnest Proeflokaal

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Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal

42 Reviews
Reviews: 42
Visits: 73
Avg: 4.54
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Herengracht 90
Amsterdam, 1015 BS
phone: +31 20 421 2057

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cafearendsnest

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Reviews: 42 | Visits: 73
Reviews by Andreji:
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4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

On my visit to one of my friends here in amsterdam I had the chance to borrow their bike for going around the city while they're still at uni. on a tuesday- hopeless to visit 't IJ- I decided the next best thing would be 't Arendsnest.

I came accross the place twice on my bicycle but they were still not open- they're not much of an early lunch place, but I kept my cool and came back around 5pm. The sun was still shining intenseley- the spectacular advantage of an uncommon summer here- which enhanced the outer accomodation, literally on the sidewalk opposite the actual bar, au bord of one of amsterdam's beautiful canals. the scenery is fantastic, and the sunburn is avoided by the subtle cover of the flourished trees this time of year.

But I couldn't find a place outside- perhaps a more bike-skilled crowd gathered there before I maladroitly locked mine onto a post. So I sat inside. The place has a very old and traditional aspect. much like all of Amsterdam's buildings, the width merely fits the bar and a row of tables, but goes in further deep although shouldn't accomodate more than 30 people at once. The walls boast the place's several diplomas condecorating their dedication to dutch beer, and atop the tables the pack of coasters and the ashtray come from La Trappe.

In the background, the conversation of a group of 50 or 60 year old men with the bartender- the first ignoring the music, the second queueing it without much interest (it was a set of old late 80's early 90's music)

The selection at the menu is very impressive. they barely carry some 8 taps but certainly is not a problem, because the menu layout- by brewery, style, abv and price for the bottles is more than anyone can take. I'd come to make myself a "tripel tasting", and began with a Java Tripel by Brouwerij de Halve Maan. Ensuite, a de Leckere Tripel (B. de Leckere) proved this would be an exceptional experience, even if i was on my own throughout. I brought myself to join in the conversation with the bartender right after, proving my dutch was a bit clumsy but understandable nonetheless. the people also gave me a good accueil and I left the place with the promise of return in one year, despite my urge to return right away.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Noelito76
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of seakayak
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of bostonbeans
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of AaronAndrews
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

They have a great selection of Dutch beers, only Dutch beers that you can not find many other places. Bar staff were very friendly and willing to help with making a choice. Looking forward to going back!!

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Photo of Gurtie
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

the lighting fixtures alone make this place legendary! must stop....

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Photo of flyingpig
5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A cracking pub with 30+ beers on tap & more bottles than I could count, all of the Dutch beers. The place also had a good seleciton of Jenevers as well, literally everything they sell is Dutch. Had a good few beers here and the majority were excellent, with plenty from De Molen, most of the La Trappe range and some good beers from Emelisse too. The price wasn't bad either, I got the tab at the end of the night fearing the worst but was happy to find most beer were around €3-4 with some of the stronger ones coming in at €6. An excellent pub that was quite busy on a Friday night but very friendly. The bar staff were also very pleasant, recommending various drinks and letting you try a few as well. A must visit.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of simoen
3.71/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jagold
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Fantastic find for those looking to explore Dutch beers.

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Photo of notacolour
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Citadel82
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ksimons
5/5  rDev +10.1%

I was recently in Amsterdam and ended up coming back here three nights in a row. The beers are all Dutch and most I had never heard of, but the bartenders were great in giving suggestions and I did not have a bad beer while there. The bar itself is very attractive, lots of dark wood with vintage posters and a long bar that can seat up to a dozen or so people. The clientele seemed to be a mix of locals and visitors and had a great, friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend this bar to any beer lovers who find their way to Amsterdam.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of ItinOcean
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

The only improvement I can see is on the food side, which is good but really just bar snacks. Enjoyed a nice afternoon between flights through Schiphol.

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Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
98 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.