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“Fun Place for a Beer Pairing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jopenkerk

Jopenkerk
Gedempte Voldersgracht 2, 2011 WD Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 533 4114
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Ranked #15 of 216 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dutch
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A regional Brewery with all kinds of beer from their own brewery. You can go for a drink, for lunch and dinner, all 'honest' products, Dutch cuisine with a nice authentic touch!
Orlando, FL
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“Fun Place for a Beer Pairing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Went there twice in June. The first time on a recommendation, just to have a beer (downstairs) and later for dinner with another couple (upstairs). Set in a rehabbed church, the decor is fun just to stare at while drinking. At dinner we opted for the "beer pairing" not knowing what to expect, but it was surprisingly good. Not gourmet food exactly, but enjoyable, esp. with the different tasty beers as an accompaniment. Bought a bottle of beer eau-de-vie (Kenau) to take home. Upstairs is a little less hectic than down, although the noise wafts up even there. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Check out the souvenir shirts, black with silvery printing (almost a Harleyesque look). Located on a busy square near the center of the city. Very enjoyable. For further information and pictures see www.jopen.nl.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Haarlem
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“Nice interior”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This cafe/restaurant is build in an old church. The kettles where the beer is made in can be seen in the cafe. Lots of people like to go here although the prices are higher than elsewhere in my opinion. Forgive my English, it is not my native language.

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Excellent Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Extremely good beer brewed and served in this former church. Large, comfortable area filled with locals enjoying the local brews. Outdoor seating. Friendly staff. Beer worth worshipping!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El Macero, CA
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“Excellent Beer and Outstanding Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We popped into this brewery in a beautiful old church building while spending two night in Haarlem on a Rick Steve's tour of Europe. The beer was as good as any we drank in Europe. We settled on their award winning Jacobus RPA after tasting several other very good beers. Tobias did a great job in explaining their various beers and also helped us choose dinner at the bar which was also very good.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, New York
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“What a brewpub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Great location in a converted church, the bartender made us instantly welcome. The beers are many, varied and we enjoyed all of the ones we tried. Definitely put this place on your list if you're lucky enough to be able to go to lovely Haarlem.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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