Arendsnest Proeflokaal

Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal
Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal
Bar, Eatery

Herengracht 90
Amsterdam, 1015 BS

+31 20 421 2057 | map

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Rated: 4.36 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3
This beer bar right on the canal is comfy cozy bar, furnished with deep rich wood. The brewery has a deep selection of Dutch beers. As an American, it's a little tough to navigate the list knowing none of the breweries, but it is good to get a taste of local fare. The entire list is on Untappd too so that is also great. Food wise, it is a meat and cheese plate affair so it's a little limited. Overall, really like this bar.
Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by ttpfau from Oregon

Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 4.59 by REVZEB from Illinois

Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by BdM from Netherlands

May 30, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.61 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by emincems from Turkey

Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by Ig0r from Virginia

Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 11, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by TheSeeker from New York

3.7/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25
This is a very odd place - it clearly prides itself on having Dutch roots as all the beer/cheese is from the Netherlands. And as far as Amsterdam pubs go it's at the top of the list (the bar isn't that high here pardon the numerous puns). But maybe it's a sign of the times post Trumps victory and the unease Europe feels towards America (I didn't vote Trump but never mind that!) the service very clearly sent a message that American esque visitors are less than welcome- case in point less you think this is some sort of paranoia: my wife (Canadian and like me fairly humble and respectful) actually WAVED her arms in the face of a few often barstaff and they actually pretended to not notice. Now, a few things to make clear - we were at the bar for many rounds, were polite, patient and respectful of the clear policy that "you will be served when the staff is good and ready to serve you", but it was taken to such an extreme that my mild mannered wife had to wave her arms madly in the face of staff who ignored her. It was beyond absurd and truly sent as message. Maybe enter wearing Canadian icons if you're from N.America but that prob makes no difference. Very sad experience as the beer is excellent as was it's care and presentation. Anyway we still love Amsterdam and especially great beer but this experience has no place in what once was a supposedly forward oriented town. As well I can guarantee the management of this pub could give a flying f&@k about reviews especially this one, so while that sure sounds pure and cool - it isn't. 2 cents y'all but it is very seldom I've been provoked to writing in this manner let alone related to some pub.
Dec 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
My wife & I loved this place, it would be my local if I lived here.

Located in a nice neighborhood right near a canal, this is an immaculately maintained bar. There is lots of warm wood, some cool latticed windows and brewery memorabilia on display.

There are a few outside tables as you approach the stairs to the entrance. Upon entry you are greeted by a gleaming wood bar with 51 tap handles. All the beers (tap & bottles) are from the Netherlands. Beer was in great shape and served in the correct glasses.

The service was friendly, was free with samples and suggested some other great places to try.

The food was very good. It mainly consists of cheeses and sausages, but what a selection! We had a smoked sausage & a dry sausage flavored with heather. We had four different cheeses (I think they offer more than dozen).

Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed!
Nov 30, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by jtk21351 from California

Sep 15, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by jophish17 from Georgia

Sep 01, 2016
Rated: 5 by skullsplitter from Massachusetts

Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by Dzu from Russian Federation

May 15, 2016
Rated: 4.83 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by jonj from Faroe Islands

Nov 25, 2015
Rated: 4.92 by jkhara12 from England

Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 5 by barleywin from Missouri

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by Noelito76 from New York

Aug 24, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 4.7 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
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Reviewed by AaronAndrews

4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
They have a great selection of Dutch beers, only Dutch beers that you can not find many other places. Bar staff were very friendly and willing to help with making a choice. Looking forward to going back!!
Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 4.7 by Gurtie from New York

Jun 10, 2015
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Rated by SCW from New York

4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
the lighting fixtures alone make this place legendary! must stop....
May 31, 2015
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

4.82/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
A cracking pub with 30+ beers on tap & more bottles than I could count, all of the Dutch beers. The place also had a good seleciton of Jenevers as well, literally everything they sell is Dutch. Had a good few beers here and the majority were excellent, with plenty from De Molen, most of the La Trappe range and some good beers from Emelisse too. The price wasn't bad either, I got the tab at the end of the night fearing the worst but was happy to find most beer were around €3-4 with some of the stronger ones coming in at €6. An excellent pub that was quite busy on a Friday night but very friendly. The bar staff were also very pleasant, recommending various drinks and letting you try a few as well. A must visit.
Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire

Mar 13, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by simoen from Belgium

Jan 01, 2015
Rated: 4 by MattSweatshirt from Texas

Dec 19, 2014
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Rated by jagold from New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%
Fantastic find for those looking to explore Dutch beers.
Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 5 by Citadel82 from New Jersey

Oct 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Oct 15, 2014
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Reviewed by ksimons from Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%
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.
Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by rdoupe from New York

Sep 28, 2014
Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Place rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 96 ratings