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“The place to be for great beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Samson

Cafe Samson
Houtstraat 4, 6511 JN Nijmegen, The Netherlands
+31 24 323 3023
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Ranked #10 of 22 things to do in Nijmegen
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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“The place to be for great beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

When traveling through Nijmegen this is one of the places you should visit. They have a large range of bottled beers and always a (changing) variations of draught beers.The atmosphere is wonderful and the waiters know their profession. Wether you're alone or with friends, this is a place where you should drink at least one beer (and possibly many more after that!). You will notice that no matter what time you will visit this place, it is always filled with people wich give it a wonderfull atmosphere!

Visited November 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“British pub-like atmosphere, varied food and great beers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

When you are standing at the small front of this restaurant, you will be pleasantly surprised by the space after entering Samson Cafe. First there seats at the window, then the bar with many mouthwatering beers of draft, next seats in front of a huge mirror and finally seats in a room featuring a Dutch national soccer team shirt with lots of autographs, like Arjen Robben. To me the atmosphere in Samson Cafe evokes the Birtish pubs, very pleasant. The waitress was nice but very busy, fortunately I got my beer on draught (Gyle Bock) and tapas (shrimps, stuffes olives and chirizo with goat cheese) pretty quickly, delicious! Highly recommended, especially to beehunters, there was a huge list with great bockbeers on draught and bottle.

Visited November 2013
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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“Beers that suit many a drinkers palate with style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

When one is a traveller it is important to find a watering-hole that is friendly, has a sense of atmosphere, and can make you feel at home. At the Cafe Samson in the centre of Nijmegen I can tick all thse boxes. Currently I am enjoying a German light brown ale. Right for summer days. As the Dutch weather gets more water-cold I shall seek a cosy place inside and seek out Belgium Trappist beer directly from the tap. Those old monks certainly knew who to show one a pleasurable way to heaven. I would call the Cafe Samson, a brown pub-an application for an Amsterdam smokers public house. It takes time to see the smiling bar girls when they suggest that the home-made apple pie is on the menu. A cosy atmosphere and on the walls pictures and old advertising tin plates. One for Black CAT cigarettes in the days of smokers, which I can tell with delight to my Dutch friends how when I was young I lived close to the factory in Camden Town, London with its ancient Egyptian facade and two black cats sitting at the entrance. It is always good to have a pint of beer for the telling of a tale. Once a year, complete with music Cafe Samson has beer festival plus deliciious snacks and -----oh, I have lost count of some one hundred different beers. Glad that today there is no tobacco smoke anymore. Otherwise I would not be able to complete this review because it is too cold outside. This excellent hostelry is close to the Plein 42. A square that once had a pleasant city garden now lost due to the erection of tasteless private developers expensive flats to block the light and lean over what is now bus halt. Meanwhile Cafe Samson keeps its sense of place.

Visited August 2013
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