Int Aepjen
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 2 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal • 4 min walk
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Graeme
Ayrshire, UK39 contributions
Jun 2022
Class pub with lovely decor. Pub is meant to be one of the oldest in the city and is decorated with loads of monkey stuff as apparently sailors used to go in hundreds of years ago and if they had no money would pay their tab with monkeys they had brought home from their travels. No idea if that's actually true but I'll choose to believe it.

Good selection of beers and the 2 guys serving were sound the two times we visited.
Written June 17, 2022
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Bud P
Dublin, OH148 contributions
Aug 2019
Be sure to ask about the history of the bar and why monkeys!!! The Palm beer was absolutely amazing, but beware, they aren't watered-down like beer in the USA. Three beers was sufficient for the afternoon. They had an amazing flavor also! The owner was there and he was really quite a nice guy. Be sure to get a look at the photo of the young girl on the wall also and get the story behind that. Bathrooms were spotless! Service was spectacular! Location was VERY difficult to find. We stood right in front of it for probably 30 seconds looking for it until we realized it was right there!
Written October 25, 2019
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Tschmidt690
Cottage Grove, MN137 contributions
Oct 2019
Stopped in for a quick beer in the oldest wooden bar still around. Great selection of beverages and a very eclectic decorative style. Thoroughly enjoyed our beers before setting out for the day.
Written January 28, 2020
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iris64
Budapest193 contributions
Nov 2019
This is one of the remaining wooden buildings in Amsterdam, also one of the oldest pubs. It definitely has an atmosphere with lot's of decoration. It has about 8 small tables, and it seems it is always full. the bartender was kind, the selection of beers and other drinks is good.
Written November 14, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,507 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
I went to Int’ Aepjen to have the brown cafe experience. The beers were excellent and the setting unbeatable. The bartender was friendly and helpful. He informed me the bar was over 500 years old. The crowd was jovial and talkative and although I did not understand what they were saying one could tell it was a happy, inviting atmosphere. I would highly recommend this stop as part of a central Amsterdam pub crawl or if you want to admire one of Amsterdams oldest pubs!
Written April 23, 2019
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rojosmart
Florida49 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
We stayed at the NH Barbizon Palace hotel and were pleased to find Int Aepjen literally right around the corner from the hotel. Great spot for a cold local been on tap and for people watching on a beautiful sunny day in Amsterdam. Binky the cat was doing her typical cat tricks and the bartender was helpful describing the available beers.
Tip: When leaving stop to take a look at the façade of the building Int Aepjen is located. A very good example of old construction.
Written June 17, 2013
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Leola Davis
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
One of the oldest bars in amsterdam! I declared this place "my bar" during my stay here. I came here every night and had drinks and chilled with binky the cat and hans the bartender is really great! Such an exellent place with a sultry atmosphere. I highly recommend visiting this place. You won't be disappointed!
Written April 16, 2013
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John H
Bo'ness, UK1,190 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
Dating back to 1560, when sailors apparently used to trade monkeys for more beer, this pub is unique. Stunning interior, a few stuffed monkeys, a story about the Hartlepool monkey hanging incident. Good beer. A one off. Must be seen.
Written February 4, 2013
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Kris V
Ixelles, Belgium16 contributions
Mar 2012 • Couples
Visited in March 2012. perfect service, nice beers and Genevers.
Wonderfull atmosphere.
We will be back,
Kris
Written April 23, 2012
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RockAndBaguette
Huntingdon, United Kingdom63 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Been to this pub a few times over the years. Love the old decor. Excellent selection of beers and it's very chill which is nice after long walks around the busy streets.
Written August 5, 2020
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