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Proeflokaal Arendsnest

Herengracht 90, Amsterdam 1015 BS, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020 421 20 57
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Ranked #2 of 153 nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: 't Arendsnest serves nothing but beer from Dutch breweries. The pub has 350 different beers brewed by about 60 breweries in different parts of the... more » Owner description: 't Arendsnest serves nothing but beer from Dutch breweries. The pub has 350 different beers brewed by about 60 breweries in different parts of the Netherlands. « less
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We only had 3 nights in Amsterdam but spent 2 of them at this great bar. The staff are so helpful and knowledgeable. If you are not sure which drink to choose, there are hundreds, just tell them behind the bar what you like and they will find something for you. Great atmosphere, great beer, great staff, great place. I... More

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Willingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent real ale bar in central Amsterdam a must visit for beer drinks. I tried the following ones.. Jopen lentebier (spring beer) nice hoppy citrus beer De Prael Andre (spring beer) lovely malty beer of spring. Brouwerij Hommels Molotov (winter beer) excellent dark brown winter ipa with zing at the end... Too many to choose from what a choice. Lovely... More

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Essex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

How good it was to spend time in Jordan and go to this bar. Some real and genuine atmosphere away from the madness elsewhere. Superb choice, and helpful staff. Not too expensive. Wish we had not had lunch elsewhere as the cheese and sausage platters looked great.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Canal side, bar, we found just by chance. We were looking for somewhere to eat and this place only does snacks, but we spoke to the friendly owner/manager and agreed we would return to sample their fine selection of ales We did indeed return and they had 14 ales on draft, plus a wide selection of bottled beers A good... More

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manchester
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

.. as e.g. they have over the last 2-3 years got much more keen over asking for "last orders" earlier and earlier..I don't mind being asked what I want for my last drink at 11.40 but tonight it was 11.30 and then 5 minutes later, they put industrial strength cleaning fluid on the draining trays on the bar - and... More

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Peter v, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal Arendsnest, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that! We are working at it. Some crew stop to earlier and clean to soon. Next time you will visit us let me know and we will give you a nice beer of the house. and last round will be just be before 0:00 and after 0:30 they are allowed to clean the bar. Cheers Peter van... More

Colchester, Essex
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

When visiting Amsterdam if you want Dutch beers this is the place to come. It is we think unique in Amsterdam for selling only Dutch beers, no Belgium beers or indeed any other countries beer. It has a large selection on tap and many more in bottles. The staff are very well informed and friendly and will help you with... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you enjoy drinking excellent beer in a friendly atmosphere go here. The beers are excellent and there were about 30 on draught. The barmen we friendly, happy to help with advice or a sample of a beer.

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belfast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Only spent a few hours at arendsnest on a Friday night and intended to go back but never got round to it during my stay...gutted! The bar is a nightmare to find and surprisingly, considering its reputation, none of the locals seemed to have heard of it when we asked for directions I tried about 4 or 5 beers -... More

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Madrid, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I didn't have any beer here; I just drank Jenever. The quality and selection are equally impressive, and for me, at least, the flavors are more rarefied. I had a 15-year sample that tasked like anejo tequila, and another aged in a sherry cask that tasted like armagnac. Both were very well made. I really appreciate a place the focuses... More

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Peter v, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal Arendsnest, responded to this review

Hi, Can you please contact us? peter@meerbier.nl We serve only in one size so I want to now what went wrong? Cheers Peter More

Manchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Don't miss this place. A pure Dutch brewed tasting house. The best one in our opinion. Well informed staff and a HUGE range of dutch beer, including a charity offering (drinking for charity!!! why did i not think of this?)

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