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“Wow! No time machine required!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Hoppe

Cafe Hoppe
Spui 18-20, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31 20 420 44 20
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Ranked #25 of 167 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Type: Architectural Buildings, Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Established in 1670 and located in the center of a shopping, entertainment and nightlife district, this popular pub is famous for spontaneous parties that involve all patrons.
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“Wow! No time machine required!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

There are a lot of brown cafes in Amsterdam, but we came across this one after walkimg down an alleyway after eating at Singel 404. We looked in the window whilst it was closed and was astounded that a cafe/pub could still look like this.

After entering the cafe, you are totally taken back by the whole place. It's like a scene from Goodnight Sweetheart or 'Ello 'Ello!!! Lived all the small details (sawdust on the floor, artwork, barrels).

Drinks are great and atmosphere is uncomprehendable. You just have to sit there and take it all in.

An absolutely must see!!!

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“Glaring locals and unwelcomed atmosphere. Avoid. ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

After walking in and having every eye in the room follow us to the bar, only to be ignored by the bar man, we walked out and subsequently found a much friendlier bar round the corner. Avoid.

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“First time visitor made to feel very welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is now my favoriate watering hole in Amsterdam. It's a bit on the tourist track, but I noticed a lot of locals here too. The guy tending the bar on my visit was very friendly and welcoming. They serve Amstel on tap, and not once was my glass left empty. I visitied during the day when things wee slow, but when I passed later that night, it appeared very crowded with brisk business. Highly recommended for visitors to Amsterdam.

Visited November 2012
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“A very Brown cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I like this kind of pubs, authentic and cozy, wooden plated everywhere. If you are looking for a traditional Brown Cafe - this is it. Ask barmen why there's sand on the floor, and you will get a complete story about this legend. Great choice of tap and bottled beers very well priced.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

A very nice bar. Excellent prices. Spacious restrooms. English spoken. Mix of locals and tourists. Tap and bottled beer, water and soft drinks with nibbles on the menu. Pretty view of the square. Nondescript interior and pretty exterior.

Visited November 2012
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