Arendsnest Proeflokaal

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98
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43 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:
43
Ratings:
81
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
5.31%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by rinhaak:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This is a lovely bar, and as an American interested in unique beers I cannot find at home, by far my favorite in the city.

The selection is astounding. Serving only Dutch beer, they claim to have every Dutch craft brewery represented. There are 30 beers on tap and roughly 120 bottled beers available. There is also a sizable list of rare and aged beers that is surprisingly affordable (I enjoyed a 9 year old La Trappe Quadruple that was simply sublime for only €8.)

Situated right along one of Amsterdam's many canals, the bar has limited outdoor seating. On my first visit, I had a lovely seat right next to the water and the waiter/bartender took my orders from outside. Inside, the café is small (long and very narrow) but tends to have enough seating. There are posters of various Dutch breweries along the walls, and a long bar lines about 75% of the wall.

One can taste anything before ordering - a nice feature that once saved me from purchasing a beer I may not have enjoyed as much. The bar staff is very knowledgable though always short-staffed; unfortunately, every time I have visited, there has been only one bartender on duty to attend to the entire bar. Considering the bar is usually crowded (though I've never not been able to get a seat), this is quite a task. That said, though the service is a tad slow, the one bartender always does an admirable job.

I have fallen in love with Café 't Arendsnest, and I will continue to return on every subsequent visit I make to the city. Highly, highly recommended.

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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
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ksimons
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.

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Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.52 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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