Arendsnest Proeflokaal

Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal
Arendsnest ProeflokaalArendsnest Proeflokaal
Bar, Eatery

Herengracht 90
Amsterdam, 1015 BS
Netherlands

+31 20 421 2057 | map
arendsnest.nl

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.53
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
95
pDev:
9.27%
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Reviews by Zekenyce:
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Zekenyce from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Feb 24, 2018
More User Reviews:
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
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
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ttpfau from Oman

4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Feb 10, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Aug 25, 2018
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BdM from Netherlands

3.89/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

May 30, 2018
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blisscent from Rhode Island

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 17, 2017
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emincems from Turkey

4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Oct 19, 2017
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mltobin from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Sep 20, 2017
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Ig0r from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Sep 05, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Jul 30, 2017
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

May 11, 2017
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.84/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 23, 2017
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TheSeeker from New York

3.7/5  rDev -18.3%
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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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
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
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jtk21351 from California

4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Sep 15, 2016
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jophish17 from Georgia

4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Sep 01, 2016
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skullsplitter from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jul 07, 2016
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Dzu from Russian Federation

4.22/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

May 15, 2016
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Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Apr 10, 2016
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jonj from Faroe Islands

4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 25, 2015
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jkhara12 from England

4.92/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Nov 03, 2015
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barleywin from Missouri

5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Oct 10, 2015
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Noelito76 from New York

4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 24, 2015
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seakayak from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 19, 2015
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bostonbeans from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Aug 15, 2015
Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Place rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 95 ratings