In De Wildeman

In De WildemanIn De Wildeman
In De WildemanIn De Wildeman
Bar, Eatery

Kolksteeg 3
Amsterdam, 1012 PT
Netherlands

+31 206 38 23 48 | map
indewildeman.nl

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.45
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
87
pDev:
6.52%
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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.36/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This should be in the top 3 of your "to do" list in Amsterdam, well after getting stoned and the threesome anyways (don't do it before!!!). I always thought that the Bier Proeflakaal In de Wildeman, to give it its correct name, just meant Wild Man. However, I should have realized from the picture of the barely attired man with the 4 ft Club - that it actually translates as "Savage". Had the best range of beers in Amsterdam at one time, but newer establishments pop up all the time to challenge "The Grandfather", so this may have changed. Yet for me, it somehow still remains the best of the establishments in my humble opinion.
Around 18 Beers on draft, and a Beer List of around 200, of which, around 20% are from the homeland. The Worldly Draft beers vary from the ubiquotous Irish Guinness, domestic Oranjeboom, Teutonic Bitburger, Belgium De Koninck (excellent), French Belzebuth (holy shit! this is 15%), as well as a couple of UK offerings not usually found like Youngs RamRod and the Strongbow Cider. Oh, did I mention the Liberty Ale - how could I forget that?? ;-)
A Dutch Institution, that reminded of an original old Victorian Chemist Shop I once visited in London; dark interior, no music, lots of wood, creaky floors, wobbly tables, candles, wooden barrels a fantastic looking bar, hidden alcoves (find them) and if you listen carefully - just conversation, in at least 5 languages on my last visit. Food is Snacks Only - Who Cares?!. Do not be offended by the staff, they do know their beer - but rarely seem to want to chat or smile for some strange unknown reason. I know if I worked here - I would have a grin as big as the Golden Gate Bridge!!

Oct 11, 2002
More User Reviews:
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HopBelT from Belgium

4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jul 21, 2020
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BdM from Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nov 08, 2018
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MBobrowski from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

A traditional Dutch brown cafe, not far from Central Station. A wonderful mix of beers (mostly Belgian) and the two two times I've been there an interesting mix of locals and tourists. An extremely comfortable place where the servers really know their beer and know how to serve it.

Dec 22, 2017
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mltobin from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Sep 20, 2017
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Our first visit here was on a Wednesday night, it was mellow and laid back. We tried to go again on Friday and it was standing room only and was much livelier.

There are two rooms to this establishment. We sat at the elevated part of the main bar. It was a great place to sit as you can easily see the chalkboard menu and spend some time people watching. There is a ton of wood, some great old beer stuff and older windows and floors, it is lived in in the best way.

Service was professional and became friendlier as the night went on. There were two bartenders and they had to hustle to keep up with the crowd. Never saw them frazzled or in ill temper.

Beer selection is large and mostly from Belgium and the Netherlands with a few other options (German & US) thrown in. 18 drafts and a massive bottle list will make sure you find something you will like.

I thought this place attracted the most serious of the beer aficionados compared to the other beer spots in town. They had a mix of tourists and locals.

Nov 30, 2016
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skullsplitter from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 07, 2016
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Beer-Ed from Netherlands

4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 13, 2016
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

In De Wildman is a small place that you can visit when you're in Amsterdam with friends. The beer selection is good, ranging from dutch beers to US beers passing through abig belgian availability.

There's not great chance of finding rare beers here but you'll be able to chose between the ones who shaped everything we know about craft beer today.

The food is not fantastic but that's not what the place is really about. In De Wildeman has become one of my to-go bars in Amsterdam, the vibe and the selection makes the choice easier than ever.

Apr 16, 2016
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Mar 22, 2016
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Love this place. Tucked away along one of the many small streets not far from the train station and the Damrak, In De Wildeman is a real gem. They often have Cantillon on tap and the bottle list is pretty incredible too. The building seems very old but that only adds to the allure. The staff is always great, willing to make recommendations and shoot the shit when they're not packed. Sitting outside on a busy night is an experience in its own. Some prime people watching.

Nov 12, 2015
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barleywin from Missouri

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Oct 10, 2015
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sep 12, 2015
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Flying-ABV from Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 1

15 beers or so on tap; hundreds bottled on menu arranged by style/country. Nice & small setting serviced by *very* knowledgeable staff. I didn't see a food menu. WiFi available. Great place!!

Sep 08, 2015
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Noelito76 from New York

4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Aug 24, 2015
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bostonbeans from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Aug 15, 2015
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phingdong from New Hampshire

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

Jul 14, 2015
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herrburgess from South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jun 03, 2015
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CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

May 09, 2015
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ptrck_nl from Netherlands

4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 04, 2015
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biersommeliertexel from Netherlands

4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Feb 03, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

this place has been around for a long time - I probably first went here over 20 years ago and have returned several times since. It can hold a pretty decent crowd. They have 18 taps and over 250 bottled selections with a great assortment of local, euro and imports. The crowd is mixed, tending towards young, with a blend of locals and tourists. Beautiful place to drink.

Jan 12, 2015
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simoen from Belgium

4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Jan 01, 2015
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olradetbalder from Sweden

4/5  rDev -10.1%

Dec 15, 2014
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Dec 03, 2014
In De Wildeman in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 87 ratings