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Arendsnest Proeflokaal

Not Rated.
Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal
BA SCORE
99
world-class

52 Ratings
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.41%
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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(Place added by: RobBeer)
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Reviews by rinhaak:
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

04-23-2011 15:41:38 | More by rinhaak
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brunomisumi

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

09-02-2014 02:33:28 | More by brunomisumi
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ItinOcean

Italy

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.

09-01-2014 07:58:24 | More by ItinOcean
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boudeysbigbrew

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-14-2014 22:41:16 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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AdamNowek

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-07-2014 20:09:14 | More by AdamNowek
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-03-2014 04:39:40 | More by millelacsmark
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jareddobbins


2.5/5  rDev -45.3%

07-15-2014 06:12:13 | More by jareddobbins
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Yetiman

Wyoming

4.64/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

05-16-2014 14:24:34 | More by Yetiman
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-05-2014 06:21:54 | More by Canada_Dan
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gnikola

Serbia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-25-2014 06:46:55 | More by gnikola
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Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
99 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.