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Taps: 30 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
, 1015 BS
phone: +31 20 421 2057
(Place added by: RobBeer)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 37 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
't Arendsnest was one of our favorite beer places in Amsterdam.
The bar is long with tables on one side, with a large round table in front. On the day my wife and I visited, some American beer guys were enjoying many beers at the front table. Their conversation was great and I soon realized I know nothing about beer (as my wife pointed out).
I wanted to go here especially since they only serve Dutch beer. I had a Christoffel Bok and a lovely 2006 LaTrappe Quadrupel. Many may disagree, but LaTrappe is turning into one of my favorite Trappist Breweries.
A young gentlemen was bartending when we were there and he was cordial, knowledgeable, and right on with his pours and glasswear.
Not to be missed when visiting Amsterdam.
11-04-2009 00:22:17 |
More by bnietz
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Located on a quiet canal street near the Jordaan. The interior is filled with breweriana from the Netherlands including lots of taps, beer posters, brass and wood. Big copper lights over the bar.
Bar stools for 12, inside tables for 20 and more seating outdoors next to the canal.
Thirty beers on tap including everything from La Trappe. Over one hundred beers in bottles. All of the beers are from the Netherlands.
Everything here is first class. All the glassware is correct including the coasters and the little paper rings on the goblet stems. Beer was all fresh and properly served.
Peter Arends, the owner and head bartender, is almost always on duty and can talk beer for hours. Very knowledgeable and helpful. All of the servers had matching uniforms and really try to please the customers.
Snack menu of mainly bar food. Since most Dutch pubs serve no food, this place is ahead of the pack (although the menu is nothing special).
Compared to other Amsterdam pubs, the prices are about right although pretty expensive compared to the American Midwest.
Highest possible recommendation!
08-16-2009 18:53:10 |
More by joedon
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this place on 24 June 2009 w/jcone17 on our Belgium/Netherlands summer beer trip. Other than the Kulminator this was the best beer bar of the trip. This place is truly one of a kind, with a massive beer list and serving only dutch beers. We had a 1996 La Trappe Quad which aged beautifully and was one of the beer highlights of the trip. Everything was served in the proper glassware and the service was cordial. We arrived at 't Arendsnest in the late afternoon and stayed until the evening - to our surprise, the place remained rather empty the entire time. This place also has the incredible Reypenaer (aged 1 or 2 yrs) cheese which is stunning on its own, but even better, with beer. I can't say enough good things about this place...if you're visiting Amsterdam, this place is a must. For the curious, here are some of the other beers that we had at 't Arendsnest:
La Trappe Witte
1996 La Trappe Quad
La Trappe Bockbier
Hansje Drinker Tripel
Wiegeleir Grand Cru
Urthel Hop It
07-15-2009 11:20:54 |
More by SaintNathaniel
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited in early November - easy to get to from center of town, only about 12-14 minute walk from Dam Square. Great selection of draft beers - 23 of them - all Dutch. 20 years ago it seems there was Heinekin, Amstel, Skol and lots of places serving Belgian beers. There has been a great revival in small breweries in this country.
Some of the taps included: Jopen Extra Stout (yum), Volen Bock, Snab Ysbok 9%, Hertog Jan Bok and Texels Triple.
A nice bar and very good service - a young guy who knew the beers well and enjoyed talking about them. I'll visit this place everytime I'm in A'dam.
11-26-2008 19:01:58 |
More by crenegar
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
We stopped here for some Dutch beer, and we drank some Dutch beer. But that doesn't mean it was an ideal spot. My main complaints are location (blocks and blocks west of the more convenient stops such as Wildeman) and atmosphere (gay 80's rock music to immerse yourself into). To be fair the location IS on a quiet canal which is nice, and the interior is comfortable and lots of woodwork. But seriously the music was a bit much. As for the Dutch beer, it was very good. Most beers were 3-3.5 euros on tap, with 12 taps to my recollection (the owner told me there are 23 taps, perhaps some of them weren't in use when I was there). Worth a stop? Not particularly, I say Wildeman is the spot, and it has some fantastic Dutch beers on tap as well.
10-18-2008 23:55:05 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
If you are looking to really try some great Dutch beers you MUST go here. Though I am not complaining, but many places in Amsterdam serve a lot of Belguim beers but I was really interested in trying a variety of Dutch beers since I was in the Netherlands. This was the place I was looking for. It is a nice looking bar and the bartender was knowledgable and friendly. He went through all the beers on tap helping me make my decisions.
I guess that the Herengracht 90 Blond (housebeer) has more demand than supply so that was not on tap but he had opened some bottles of it up for some guys that were tasting there that night (I know at least one of them works for Rogue) and he poured me a glass as well! I know that next time I am in Amsterdam I will be back here.
08-05-2008 14:02:35 |
More by lingates
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Arendsnest is one of my favorite places to drink in Amsterdam. Beautiful bar with great fixtures and plenty of seating everywhere. Really friendly service. The quality and serving of the beer is top notch. If a beer hasn't been poured in awhile, the line is cleared, period. You won't find many bars that do that. The place is famous for selling only dutch beer with several bottles and about 12 beers on draught, the only thing is....dutch beers arn't very good. Sure, there are some nice dutch beers (De Molen, Ij, Christoffel, Hemel), but as a whole there isn't a lot of great beers to drink. Overall, Arendsnest is a great place.
07-20-2008 23:49:46 |
More by Crosling
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Selection was very good. The Jopen Dry Stout was an excellent example of the style.
The bar while small is well set up and I very much enjoyed the atmosphere.
I tried some of the cheese also very good.
Now the problem. The service was awful. Went two nights, the first night it was me and three regulars and the bartender whose best attribute was ignoring me. Very impatient and unwilling to explain the vast array of Dutch only beers. Second night was there with two friends and Peter the owner was tending bar. Only slightly more helpful. If he had spent half of much time telling me about Dutch beers as he did telling what they don't make it would have been a much better experience.
03-10-2008 21:36:17 |
More by bierme
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is flat out THE place to go in Amsterdam for Dutch beer. 10 dutch beers on tap, and a beautiful leather bound beer book with more Dutch bottled varities. When I was there, the "house" beer was on tap (The Herengracht 80--named for the canal that the bar is on), and it was very good. Also on tap were the SNAB beers, of particular note was the SNAB Ijsbok, absolutely mind blowing. Service was very friendly and as prompt as I wanted it to be. For some reason this place tends to be less smokey than Gollem, but with that said Gollem is well worth the smoke. All in all a must-see while in Amsterdam.
03-10-2008 16:45:24 |
More by AWolfAtTheDoor
British Indian Ocean Territory
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Whereas Gollem is akin to De Garre this place is more like Cambinus in Brugge. More polished, bright, and modern. Great location on the edge of the "nine streets". Another perfect stop after a long days walk. However as most places in Belgium and the Netherlands it opens late. (generally after 4pm) As you know they are serving only Dutch beers (of which I am unfamiliar with) the barman was most willing to suggest and inform. Back page of the beer list had quite a few dutch vintages of course including many from La Trappe. He recommends a very nice cherry beer for my wife that is more beer and less kriek. I have a few of the Brouwerij De Prael offerings. The Mary on tap was particularly good (somewhat reminding me of Bells Batch 8000).
This is definitely a place to expand your beer horizons with an excellent rotating tap selection.
01-13-2008 15:24:18 |
More by CBA
Arendsnest Proeflokaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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