Netherlands Amsterdam for the day

Discussion in 'Europe' started by schillman, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. schillman

    schillman Initiate (181) Oct 7, 2009 New Jersey

    Hello BAs! I will be traveling from the U.S. to the Netherlands on business and fortunately have an entire day to myself in Amsterdam on Sunday 11 Nov. I'm sure you get this question all the time in this forum and I've done some preliminary planning on beer advocate (In the Wildeman?). However, if anyone can provide some tips on a great local dutch beer bar/pub in Amsterdam, preferably with a decent food selection, I would be highly appreciative.
  2. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (622) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Wildeman is closed on Sundays.
  3. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (622) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Here are a few suggestions:

    Café Belgique
    Gravenstraat 2,
    1012 NM Amsterdam.
    Tel. 020-625 1974

    Tiny pub close to the Dam.

    Beer Temple
    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250,
    1012 RR Amsterdam.
    Tel: 020 - 6271 427

    Very "craft beer". Lots of American and Scandinavian stuff.

    Arendsnest Proeflokaal
    Herengracht 90,
    1015 BS Amsterdam.
    Tel. 020-421 2057

    All Dutch beer. It has something from most Dutch breweries.

    De Pilsener Club
    Begijnensteeg 4,
    1012PN Amsterdam.
    Tel: 020-623 1777

    Lovely old pub with a few decent beers, usually including Van Vollehoven's Stout. Also has some good jenvers.

    De Ooievaar
    Sint Olofspoort 1,
    1012 AJ Amsterdam.
    Tel. 020-420 8004

    For me, trhe best pub in Amsterdam. Tiny, intimate, friendly, La Chouffe, jenever.

    Wijnand Fockink Proeverij
    Pijlsteeg 37,
    1012 HH Amsterdam.
    Tel. 020-622 5334

    Ancient jenever bar with attached distillery..

    De Prael Proeflokaal
    Ouderzijds Armsteeg 26,

    A quirky brewpub.

    Rokin 75,
    1012 KL Amsterdam.
    Tel. 020-528 9910

    A pretty dull brewpub.

    Het Ij Proeflokaal
    Funenkade 7,
    1018 AL Amsterdam.
    Tel. 020-622 8325
    Opening hours: Mon - Sun 14:00-20:00

    A brewery in a windmill. It's as good as it sounds. Basic, but dirt cheap. All the beers - including the 9% ones - are under 3 euros.
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  4. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
    Beer Trader

    Arendsnest, Arendsnest, Arendsnest. Sit outside by a canal, provided it's not raining, and have the best beers Holland has to offer brought to you. So great.

    The Beer Temple is fairly charmless.
  5. farundrpar

    farundrpar Initiate (149) Apr 4, 2011 Colorado

    Couldn't agree more with this tip. Just one additional thing to consider as you are looking for food as well... After you have your fix at Arendsnest, walk 10 feet (i will go US system here in the euro forum... brave, I know) to the restaurant next door for some good Belgium food:

    Belgisch Restaurant Lieve
    Herengracht 88, 1015 BS

    They also do pairings at this restaurant... not too many special beers, but nonetheless, a belgium beer to go along with your belgium food.

    The recommendations that Patto1ro are also very nice...

    Have fun!
  6. wifehatesthebike

    wifehatesthebike Initiate (118) Oct 11, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    The windmill brewery is a must stop.
  7. schillman

    schillman Initiate (181) Oct 7, 2009 New Jersey

    Thanks all...I'll take your advice and be at the arendsnest around 2pm when they open on Sunday and possibly head to the Belgium place for a late lunch...if any BAs would like to meet up on Sunday feel free to stop by...I'll be wearing glasses and have a blue messenger bag...cheers and thank you for the advice!
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