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Arendsnest Proeflokaal

Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal

Taps: 30 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cafearendsnest

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(Place added by: RobBeer)
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CBA

British Indian Ocean Territory

4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Whereas Gollem is akin to De Garre this place is more like Cambinus in Brugge. More polished, bright, and modern. Great location on the edge of the "nine streets". Another perfect stop after a long days walk. However as most places in Belgium and the Netherlands it opens late. (generally after 4pm) As you know they are serving only Dutch beers (of which I am unfamiliar with) the barman was most willing to suggest and inform. Back page of the beer list had quite a few dutch vintages of course including many from La Trappe. He recommends a very nice cherry beer for my wife that is more beer and less kriek. I have a few of the Brouwerij De Prael offerings. The Mary on tap was particularly good (somewhat reminding me of Bells Batch 8000).

This is definitely a place to expand your beer horizons with an excellent rotating tap selection.

01-13-2008 15:24:18 | More by CBA
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -12.7%

02-11-2014 11:32:56 | More by Beer-Ed
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-24-2014 17:26:30 | More by kjkinsey
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-10-2014 01:36:06 | More by Pacioli1445
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uturn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-09-2014 02:32:27 | More by uturn
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Fluffheady

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This bar is 100% Dutch beer. And it’s amazing. We hung out here multiple times during our short stay. The bartenders we met were wonderful people. One of them remembered my partner from his visit a few months earlier.

One gripe I had (and don't let this detract you at all from coming here): slow service. I’m an impatient American, so sometimes I’m overly picky about service that is actually not slow. However, waiting a half hour to be able to get the bartender's attention, finally being able to tell him what I want, and then after 10 more minutes of him not pouring the single beer I ordered, we left. This was on a relatively slow Monday night, but there was only one bartender and he couldn’t handle the crowd. It was an isolated incident, though, and normally the service is fine (it was definitely satisfactory every other time we were there). I walked to Beer Temple, so I guess they got my money anyways. Oh well. They’re nice people.

11-25-2013 01:10:31 | More by Fluffheady
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -12.7%

10-18-2013 04:11:23 | More by phingdong
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jaapm

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-17-2013 21:13:07 | More by jaapm
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

I got the chance to celebrate Zwanze day in Amsterdam this year. Having spent afternoons, and nights in the Beertemple I decided to change it up and hit their sister bar, Arendsnest with a friend. This was a brilliant decision. Arendsnest overlooks one of Amsterdam's canals off a quiet street about a 15 minute walk from the Beertemple. The beer selection is primarily Dutch craft beer with some Danish brews mixed in for kicks. The atmosphere is laid back, the bar is beautifully appointed and light. A complete 180 from the decor of the Temple. The bartenders are friendly, prompt, and very helpful. If you ever happen to find yourself in Amsterdam, this is a MUST for any beer lover.

10-04-2013 21:26:51 | More by BeerHunter76
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arhythmt

California

4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$

Every time I visit Amsterdam, I make sure I visit The Heron's Nest. They strive to carry every Dutch beer, and their vintage list is terrific. I've been a few times and the service and selection have been consistently terrific. I had a vintage bottle of a strange Dutch beer called Kasparus Patrix here after another patron said he drank too many of them the previous night and missed his flight home. Obviously I had to try it, and I loved it. I can't think of another bar in The Netherlands that would even have such a beer...well worth the trip.

08-01-2013 02:38:08 | More by arhythmt
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Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
99 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.