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“Great beer bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe-restaurant Hesp

Cafe-restaurant Hesp
Weesperzijde 130-131 | 1091 ER, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1,679 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: they have a nice collection of beer.
manchester
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178 restaurant reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Great beer bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This place has a tremendous beer list with 16 (or so) beers on tap. We had no problems with short measures and I do wonder whether those criticizing realize where the head is supposed to settle to. We also found the food really good. Yes, so-called "bar food" because it's a bar but we have been in many Dutch bars where the food was much blander. In fact, this is one of the very few that we would recommend.

It was full when we went this week and so it did get pretty warm. So, they do need to get their air con sorted out. I do agree however that they need more waiting staff. Those that are there work really hard. I am told that waiting staff are generally remunerated well as its hard to get good staff but you can wait at times. We found the staff friendly even though we were clearly not Dutch.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“One of the best places in the city for a beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Great brown bar with an awesome terrace directly on the Amstel. The food here leaves something to be desired - is typical bar fare, but there's a reason that this place is a favorite among the locals - it's a top location to go for a drink and there are almost never any tourists. Highly recommended if you make it this far off the beaten track - it's about a 10 minute bike ride from Rembrant Square.

Visited April 2012
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Trujillo, Spain
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“nice terrace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Nice typical dutch bar with a geat terrace on the river Amstel. Service is not too good.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great beer and great satay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We were taken here by dutch friends and we enjoyed being just a bit off the typical tourist trail!
The place is really a bar that serves food, they have a big selection of local beers and their satay chicken and pork skewers are fantastic.
Combine that with a lovely outdoor area on the side of the canal and some real dutch service it was a great find, we will be back!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Nice terrace near the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I recommend this place to have some drinks and snacks. It has a nice terrace facing west, just on the Amstel river. Nice place for the sunset. You can find it easily, it has rounded lamps with different colors.

Visited May 2012
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