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Int Aepjen

Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8401 ‎
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Ranked #27 of 167 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars

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Boras, Sweden
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is one of the oldest bars in Amsterdam, and a real "Brown Café". Small and cozy with really nice beer and atmosphere.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great vibe, unmistakable old world, real world eclectic feel. Brilliant people at the bar who suggested some outstanding Bok beer( an autumn speaciality) steering far away from commoner run of the mill suggestions. Teeming with locals and tourists across age bars, perfect blend to strike conversations and create lasting memories. Don't miss the seating at the basement! This is one... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the bar where sailors used to barter live monkeys for drinks! It's very atmospheric with many decorations monkey themed and otherwise. Lots of beers to choose from. We popped in had a lager got seated and took a few photos. That's the best way to do it, others came in sat down and started taking photos without buying... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We found this by accident while we were actually looking for it, it was pouring rain and we went into the first doorway we could find. Not well signposted but a nice little local pub - not many people were tourists when we were there. Some nice cold beers on tap and a friendly enough bar lady, although she was... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Lovely old bar (arguably the oldest in the city) with a friendly and quieter vibe than many other local bars. The landlord is chatty and eager to tell the story of the monkeys! A good place for beer and for tasting Jenever 'gin'.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

one of the oldest brown pubs in Amsterdam very close to Centraal Station. Great vibe, good choice of beers, bottle and draught. very small place. they will order you snacks from a nearby place and it will be delivered. the bartender Jacqueline was great---found out she was just filling in and not a bartender by trade. too bad as she... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed at the NH Barbizon Palace hotel and were pleased to find Int Aepjen literally right around the corner from the hotel. Great spot for a cold local been on tap and for people watching on a beautiful sunny day in Amsterdam. Binky the cat was doing her typical cat tricks and the bartender was helpful describing the available... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

One of the oldest bars in amsterdam! I declared this place "my bar" during my stay here. I came here every night and had drinks and chilled with binky the cat and hans the bartender is really great! Such an exellent place with a sultry atmosphere. I highly recommend visiting this place. You won't be disappointed!

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
19 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Dating back to 1560, when sailors apparently used to trade monkeys for more beer, this pub is unique. Stunning interior, a few stuffed monkeys, a story about the Hartlepool monkey hanging incident. Good beer. A one off. Must be seen.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

There was always a Grimbergen beer on tap, but from early spring it has disappeared, pity. Try Steenbrugge if you want to feel a real Belgian flavor in a real brown Amsterdam cafe. It's the best pub in the world - I'm sure about it.

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