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“Great pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe De Spuyt

Cafe De Spuyt
86 Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 1017 RD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #727 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Dutch
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“Great pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This tiny place has something. My bf and I went to this pub at night and had very special local beers. They've got more than 20 brands to choose from. We sat outside watching the people. It's quite relaxing after 9 pm. Before that it was crowded maybe because of the cool music they put on make this pub so east-london (if you know what I mean). The crowd were so trendy as well.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Beer, Beer, Beer - 100 beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

After a few days in Amsterdam we were dying to get away from drinking boring lagers. Many places we visited offered Heineken or Amstel lagers and that was it.

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One of the suggested itineraries in the app is a pub crawl. One of the featured pubs is De Spuyt. We loved this little beer drinker's paradise. We went back 3 times during our 10 day stay.

They feature over 100 beers from all around the world. They even offer Trappist Westvleteren 12 which apparently was rated top beer in the world several years in a row. Ask the bartender to tell you how they get this beer. It apparently involves getting an appointment."hundreds call hoping the one person will answer", driving to the brewery, (3 hours and 17 minutes according to Google Maps) and buying your total allotment "one case per car" and driving back to the pub. It's a wonder that they only charge 14 euro a bottle. (They offer 99 other beers at far more reasonable prices.)

After spending some time at De Spuyt, we found the owner and the various bartenders we met to be very friendly. (In general, we were surprised how distant local people were in Amsterdam.)

We had a cheese platter here once but we didn't go there to eat.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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