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“The best bar in Amsterdam..and only Dutch beer!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beer Tasting Room Arendsnest

Beer Tasting Room Arendsnest
Herengracht 90, 1015 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 421 2057
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Ranked #4 of 163 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
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Owner description: Proeflokaal Arendsnest serves nothing but beer from Dutch breweries. Dutch beer only! Everyday open from 12:00 AM
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“The best bar in Amsterdam..and only Dutch beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

..and there is no heineken in sight !

Simply they are a great showcase for the very best Dutch beer, Speak to the staff and tell them the type of beer (dark, brown, blond) and they will be pleased to help you. Ask for a taster and they will oblige. Be adventurous. The Netherlands have some great beer to offer: go try it.

Visited May 2011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Top Quality Beer Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

There are a few good places for beer in Amsterdam, and I have tried most of them. I would have to say, beyond question, that 't Arendsnest is really the best of the best. The quality and choice of beer is top quality, ranging from local Dutch brewers (who have learned a lot from their Belgian cousins) to Belgian stars to ones you've never heard of (but oh so tasty). The staff are dressed to a higher level than your average place, and are very helpful. The overall ambiance is one of cultured cosiness without any of the stuffiness. The place gets packed on most nights, mostly locals, but tourists are always welcome. Get there early if you want a table or a place at the bar. Otherwise, it is standing room only. For food, they offer only snacks, so don't expect a full meal. I go here whenever I get the chance.

Visited December 2010
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Costa Mesa, California
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“Great place to try Dutch beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

This local beer tavern has 30 draft and over 100 bottled beers. All Dutch brews. Most of the beers are described in a printed menu and if not, the bartenders are very helpful (and speak excellant English). We were both very excited to be able to try some of the more obscure beers not available here in the US. Very comfortable place to stop by for a cool brew after a days walking.

Visited May 2011
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“One of my favorite bars in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

Though I've only been there once, 't Arendsnest quickly shot up to the top of my Favorite Places list in Amsterdam. As other reviewers have noted, this is the place for Dutch craft beer. The place is cozy inside, with an incredible copper bar. The baristas are dressed up nice in their vests. It doesn't come off as pretentious, and just reminds you of what a good bar should be like. This place is almost perfect. Great beer, great people and a nice location not too far from the center of town. I can't say if it is a good thing or bad thing that tourists don't visit this place too much, as it keeps the atmosphere more localized, but they are all missing out on great Dutch beer.

Visited March 2010
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“Great beer cafe - wish there were more of them!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

After arriving in Amsterdam from Belgium we wanted to try the great local beers we knew must be out there. They were harder to find than we thought. 't Arendsnest has a very exstensive menu with some great beers on it and the tables out by the canal are very relaxing.

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