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De Brabantse Aap
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 43
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
, 1012 XA
phone: +31 (0)20 622 5110
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$$
Very cool part of the city, wide open, statues abound and all the history to take in. Easily accessible to tourists, lacks the clausterphobic tendencies of this cramped city in places.
Can't really recall any of the beers by name other than Grolsch, wasn't really in the area for a drinking trip. Asked for hoppy ales & lagers (the ugly west coast american). Wasn't disappointed, but then again, didn't come away with anything to recommend or worth seeking out either. Really enjoyed the voluminous amount of white tables and cobblestone, really was a nice backdrop for chillin' over a couple of beers and being real mellow.
Very pricey. But that's everywhere in Amsterdam. We didn't plan on stopping here, it just seems that if you're there for a week, you'll see all paths lead to this part of town. Check it out.
07-13-2010 20:52:50 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Very popular beer-cafe located on Spui Plein. Lots of locals as well as tourist traffic.
Good beer vibe on the inside and the outdoor tables make for great people watching. A bit noisy when the tram rolls by.
Good service considering the amount of business ongoing here.
The bartenders are helpful and talkative. I like the tap beer selection but have not tried anything in bottles. Have had the Palm, de Konnick, St. Louis Kriek, and Heineken on tap. Properly served and fresh.
Typical bar food but well prepared and tasty. It seems a bit pricey but I'm still reeling from the weak dollar vs. Euro.
07-25-2009 12:51:12 |
More by joedon
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
I enjoyed this place, seeing as it was so bitterly cold, the Grand Prestige and Beiaard Winter went down beautifully!! The waiter/bartender was a friendly bloke and gave me good directions to a couple of beer hot spots... The view was also very nice, overall, worth a visit if walking by!! Their own beer is quite nice, because when its about 2 degrees outside a nice 9.5 golden strong ale can really hit the spot. Worth a quick stop if in the area to try some of their beer. Make sure to sit by the big window in the back for some good people watching (we even saw a tram vs truck wreck!)
02-15-2008 22:34:12 |
More by Onslow
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I enjoyed dinner here in April, 2007 during our Netherlands/Belgium holiday. I'm just now catching up on reviews.
This was a few blocks from our very nice hotel, located on a very popular "corner" of Amsterdam, where trams, canals, and sidewalks all merged- a good location. Due to the weather in April (cool), we ate inside with some smokers, but even so, enjoyed a nice view of life in the big city.
A nice dinner of English stew accompanied by Westmalle Dubbel and Palm (among 6 others on tap) and a bottle list of about 20 including the ever famous Grolsch and Bud (OK, it also had Achel, Orval, Chimay, and several others "better beers" in bottle). For this part of the world, a bit pedestrian, but still overall good. Not the best in town, but the food was pretty good, and the beer choices were enough to get one through.
A nice, accessible dinner stop or choice for a quick beer, but there are much better beer choices not too far away.
01-31-2008 08:39:30 |
More by Dukeofearl
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
This place always seems fairly busy, but I've never had to wait long for a beer. I would choose this place more because of its cheery, busy people watching atmosphere rather than for serious beer tasting. Get a window seat, or something outdoor and watch Amsterdam stroll, bike, drive, or tram by. If you have a crew of people then is good choice as well with an inviting seating area inside.
The staff is young and energetic and freindly.
The Spui area has lots of atmospheric brown cafes to choose from if you just want nice bar. If you want some nearby serious beer tasting, try Gollem.
10-22-2007 13:38:20 |
More by YankSubSomerset
De Brabantse Aap in Amsterdam, Netherlands