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Arendsnest Proeflokaal

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Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal
BA SCORE
100
world-class

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 41
Reviews by rinhaak:
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This is a lovely bar, and as an American interested in unique beers I cannot find at home, by far my favorite in the city.

The selection is astounding. Serving only Dutch beer, they claim to have every Dutch craft brewery represented. There are 30 beers on tap and roughly 120 bottled beers available. There is also a sizable list of rare and aged beers that is surprisingly affordable (I enjoyed a 9 year old La Trappe Quadruple that was simply sublime for only €8.)

Situated right along one of Amsterdam's many canals, the bar has limited outdoor seating. On my first visit, I had a lovely seat right next to the water and the waiter/bartender took my orders from outside. Inside, the café is small (long and very narrow) but tends to have enough seating. There are posters of various Dutch breweries along the walls, and a long bar lines about 75% of the wall.

One can taste anything before ordering - a nice feature that once saved me from purchasing a beer I may not have enjoyed as much. The bar staff is very knowledgable though always short-staffed; unfortunately, every time I have visited, there has been only one bartender on duty to attend to the entire bar. Considering the bar is usually crowded (though I've never not been able to get a seat), this is quite a task. That said, though the service is a tad slow, the one bartender always does an admirable job.

I have fallen in love with Café 't Arendsnest, and I will continue to return on every subsequent visit I make to the city. Highly, highly recommended.

More User Reviews:
Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of simoen
3.71/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jagold
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Fantastic find for those looking to explore Dutch beers.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Citadel82
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of ksimons
5/5  rDev +9.4%

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 +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of ItinOcean
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of AdamNowek
5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of Yetiman
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great selection of Dutch beers, and none from elsewhere. Of all the places we stopped on our trip through the Netherlands and Belgium, this place had the best service. The bartenders seemed to know the beers well. It was and brighter than the other great beer bar we went to Amsterdam (Cafe Gollem). If I try hard to think of a drawback, it's that they only have Dutch beers, though there are plenty of of those, and many of them are great.

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.