1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Arendsnest Proeflokaal

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

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: RobBeer)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of AdamNowek
5/5  rDev +9.4%

AdamNowek, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Pacioli1445
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Pacioli1445, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of jaapm
5/5  rDev +9.4%

jaapm, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of brunomisumi
5/5  rDev +9.4%

brunomisumi, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of davidfortunato
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Atmosphere: Most Americans would say, "this ain't so hot" because to us, it isn't. It just looks like a normal (albeit clean and shiny) bar. But that's the great part. Bars with actual bar stool seating are pretty rare in Holland, Belgium, and France. This place is new and because it is new it has an American style. This is great because it allows you constant access to the bartenders, who are friendly, speak perfect English (like 90% of the Dutch), are REALLY excited to tell you about Dutch craft brewing.

Quality: Outstanding. I had no idea that Dutch craft brewing was so developed and interesting. As you may expect, there were several Belgium style beers, but also American styles (big IPA and Imperials), as well as classic German styles and things that I have never tasted before and was informed were unique to Holland. Really interesting, really good.

Service: Fantastic. Despite being busy, the bartenders were only too happy to give me a lesson in Dutch craft beers as well as Dutch whisky. This is the best service I have ever had in a European bar. The best.

Selection: I have never seen more beers on tap in any other European bar that is not in Belgium... and this joint can give almost any Belgian bar a run for its money. Bonus: not a single usual suspect. Not one.

Food: I don't even know if they served food. Too busy drinking. But, the restaurant next door is quite good.

Value: Great. Amsterdam is very expensive, and these beers were not cheap, but they were on the same scale as Brussels (a much cheaper city) and just as good (I was surprised as well). Even better, they had a great selection of Dutch whisky as well as Bourbon and Scotch, and they pour 5cl tumblers, for the going European rate of 2cl. HUGE shots for the normal price.

This is the best bar in the Netherlands. You would be foolish not to go.

davidfortunato, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of bnietz
5/5  rDev +9.4%

't Arendsnest was one of our favorite beer places in Amsterdam.

The bar is long with tables on one side, with a large round table in front. On the day my wife and I visited, some American beer guys were enjoying many beers at the front table. Their conversation was great and I soon realized I know nothing about beer (as my wife pointed out).

I wanted to go here especially since they only serve Dutch beer. I had a Christoffel Bok and a lovely 2006 LaTrappe Quadrupel. Many may disagree, but LaTrappe is turning into one of my favorite Trappist Breweries.

A young gentlemen was bartending when we were there and he was cordial, knowledgeable, and right on with his pours and glasswear.

Not to be missed when visiting Amsterdam.

bnietz, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of kwdavis
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Favorite beer bar in Amsterdam. The place is clean and the service is friendly. Selection of Dutch beers is the best in the city. The wife and I searched out this bar while walking around the city. It was worth the walk. We set at the bar and spoke to the bartender about the beers on tap and the bottle selection. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The prices cover a range but for the most part are average.
I could write a number of things to make this review hit the 500 word minimum but in short; If you are visiting Amsterdam and want to try a wide selection of Dutch beers then go to Café 't Arendsnest.

kwdavis, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of lingates
5/5  rDev +9.4%

If you are looking to really try some great Dutch beers you MUST go here. Though I am not complaining, but many places in Amsterdam serve a lot of Belguim beers but I was really interested in trying a variety of Dutch beers since I was in the Netherlands. This was the place I was looking for. It is a nice looking bar and the bartender was knowledgable and friendly. He went through all the beers on tap helping me make my decisions.

I guess that the Herengracht 90 Blond (housebeer) has more demand than supply so that was not on tap but he had opened some bottles of it up for some guys that were tasting there that night (I know at least one of them works for Rogue) and he poured me a glass as well! I know that next time I am in Amsterdam I will be back here.

lingates, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +9.4%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
99 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.