Arendsnest Proeflokaal

BA SCORE
98
world-class

45 Reviews
Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Herengracht 90
Amsterdam, 1015 BS
Netherlands

+31 20 421 2057 | map
arendsnest.nl

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PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
84
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
5.53%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 84
Reviews by Fluffheady:
Photo of Fluffheady
4.25/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This bar is 100% Dutch beer. And it’s amazing. We hung out here multiple times during our short stay. The bartenders we met were wonderful people. One of them remembered my partner from his visit a few months earlier.

One gripe I had (and don't let this detract you at all from coming here): slow service. I’m an impatient American, so sometimes I’m overly picky about service that is actually not slow. However, waiting a half hour to be able to get the bartender's attention, finally being able to tell him what I want, and then after 10 more minutes of him not pouring the single beer I ordered, we left. This was on a relatively slow Monday night, but there was only one bartender and he couldn’t handle the crowd. It was an isolated incident, though, and normally the service is fine (it was definitely satisfactory every other time we were there). I walked to Beer Temple, so I guess they got my money anyways. Oh well. They’re nice people.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hayley_86
3.84/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheSeeker
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.

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Photo of Redrover
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!

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Photo of jtk21351
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jophish17
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of skullsplitter
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dzu
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of jonj
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jkhara12
4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of barleywin
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Noelito76
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.7/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of 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!!

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Photo of Gurtie
4.7/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
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....

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Photo of flyingpig
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.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of simoen
3.71/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jagold
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Fantastic find for those looking to explore Dutch beers.

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Photo of notacolour
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.52 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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