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Admiraal

Belgian, Dutch
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Herengracht 319, 1016 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6254334
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy bar with their own gins.

Lovely quirky place with extremely friendly staff. They have their own microbrewery and make gins and liqueurs, the blackberry gin was lovely. The food was very nice and reasonably priced, but go here for the surroundings and choice of beverages first and foremost. We returned for a second visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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English first
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lovely quirky place with extremely friendly staff. They have their own microbrewery and make gins and liqueurs, the blackberry gin was lovely. The food was very nice and reasonably priced, but go here for the surroundings and choice of beverages first and foremost. We returned for a second visit in our four day stay.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A truly great restaurant. A really interesting, almost theatrical setting in this old distillery with seats made from old barrels and tables suspended from the ceiling. The menu is not large but the meals we had (calves liver and steak) were absolutely cooked to perfection. An extensive wine list and whilst I stuck to house red and it was excellent.... More 

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Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Incredible atmosphere! Had starters and soup and a traditional shot of their gin with a beer, Excellent. They home brew their own Dutch gin and other liqueurs. The husband Niel (spelling?) owner was delightful, engaging and proud of his establishment.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were taken to this wonderful restaurant/bar by local Amsterdam friends - what a fantastic place! In a lovely part of Amsterdam overlooking the Herengracht. The owner Niels was so friendly and accommodating in every way. He is passionate and knowledgeable about his own Genever. The atmosphere/interior decor was just lovely with furniture made out of barrels and olde worlde... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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835 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had been here before,several years earlier and realky enjoyed the experience so as we were in the area decided to revisit this wonderful genever tasting room/restaurant. We arrived shortly after 430pm ,pkace had literally just opened and we were greeted warmly by the staff, we took a seat,which were made out of old cask barrels, really cool and firstly... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had the feeling that I was on a pirate ship. Nice food, great choice of gin, excellent atmosphere. You will enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very pleasant space, calm, relaxed, nice atmosphere. Notable for the range and quality of the genever (juniper-flavoured gin): ask for a sampling tray of four different ones, and order some herring or pâté to accompany them.

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North
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Definately will return to this lovely cosy bar with my other half for something to eat. Owner was extremely friendly and the atmosphere was excellent in this stunning bar which sits down a lovely side street which is simply beautiful. Go, you will enjoy.

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Penn Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We got there early 5:30 PM, had drinks, dinner, toured the inside on the restaurant. Menu was limited but excellent. We had Onion soup, pepper steak, liver and onions. excellent food. Service was great, owner was excellent as well. Right on a canal, very relaxing.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Looking for a place to try Genever and came across this place on the Web. What a find! Ten sidewalk seats. Very old interior, like nothing we've ever seen. Ten seat bar and three tables with sofa's for seats. Barrel staves as partitions. You get into the bathrooms by opening a door in the end of a barrel. Limited food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Herengracht 319, 1016 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020-6254334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Dutch

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