The Old Sailor

The Old Sailor, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, The Old Sailor Reviews: 4.5/5

The Old Sailor
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
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
  • Nieuwmarkt • 3 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 6 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
455 reviews
Excellent
223
Very good
175
Average
33
Poor
6
Terrible
18

Neal Murray
Romford, UK122 contributions
Nice rest stop with a view
Feb 2020 • Couples
Stopped here was a well deserved pint after a full day sightseeing was a lively little bar right on the canal in the middle of everything. Would recommend a window seat for the views
Written February 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Larry M
Vientiane, Laos1,327 contributions
Sip a Heineken and get high!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Unique hangout in De Wallen area that’s always chock full of folks having a good time, either by drink or smoke...
Written February 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kyle P
Bracknell, UK120 contributions
Awful Toilets, wouldn’t go here again
Mar 2019 • Couples
Location is great, can see the world go by as others have said. Worst thing is the toilet, absolute shambles in 2020. One tray/hole in the ground for men, nowhere to sit should you need too and when asked, member of staff said ‘go elsewhere’.

There must be better bars in the area.
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marshall19_10
Cannock, UK729 contributions
Day time drinks
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place isn't quite like anywhere else. Some quirky things in there. The staff were cool. Drinks are more expensive than anywhere else we'd been and not as much choice. The toilets are terrible to be honest.id hate to be in there on a busy evening or a man needing a no.2 you've got no chance.
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandrine P
Nancy, France17 contributions
Hey guies you are the best !
Dec 2019
So many times we spent in this bar ! Because we go each years in Amsterdam we never leave without drinking many beers in Old Sailor. Thanks to the barmen Kent, Michael and Oscar, just a message for you guies : you are the best ! You go there just to drink a pint but you stay 3 hours because you always meet soemone to discuss, and everybody comes from different countries : UK, France, Germany, Turkey, Finland, Spain... We still get in touch with some of them and had so many fun. Not enough seats ? you don't mind: you are not in normal bar ! Do not hesitate : go there.
Written December 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rangers hat
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
Absolute credit to Amsterdam
Nov 2019 • Family
Richard (barman) gave the hordes of Rangers fans a fantastic welcome. Became a Rangers pub for half the week. Plays the songs on request, handled the masses really well. Made my boys first trip away to follow the team the perfect experience. Laid back casual but ramping up the atmosphere when required. And as the locals said when the football isnt playing a cracking wee local to watch the world go by in. So thanks again boys for being a credit to Amsterdam and welcoming us with such style and proffesionalism. And for joining in the sings
Written November 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ggak
Fort Lauderdale, FL344 contributions
Fun Nightmare
Nov 2019
This place is so packed, but we survived. Lots of people in and outside, just all around, but a great place to people watch and enjoy the atmosphere. This place is in the red light district so I understand why it's always packed. We were in town for a trade show and it must be the place where everyone goes as we kept seeing the same people coming in. Just remember is crowded and hard to get to and move around the bar.
Written November 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ArrogantCockney
52 contributions
Why do I keep coming back...........
Nov 2019
Put this Bar anywhere else and it wouldn’t survive. Nothing about it apart from the location that would make you want to go there.
Centred in the RLD and is always buzzing, bar staff are usually quick to serve you even when packed. Beer is about 7Euros so not cheap for an average pub. As already documented, the toilet is disgusting and there is only one for the gents. A metal tray in the ground and no lock on the door.
BUT people still flock there. Great atmosphere and getting the window seat provides good entertainment.
Been there several times and will no doubt return.
But I am not sure why!!!!
Written November 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

4576A
Singapore, Singapore190 contributions
Small & Expensive
Nov 2019
Small bar located right in the middle of the RLD. The drink prices are more expensive than most places in the area and you can't pay on any cards other than Maestro...

As others have said, the toilets are hellish. A dirty, metallic hole in the ground.

Not the best bar in town...by a long shot.
Written November 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frank
Dunshaughlin, Ireland187 contributions
Great pub poor loo
Nov 2019
This place would’ve got 4 stars if quite simply, they had a decent loo. Busy spot with great staff. Right in the middle of the ref light district, it’s a great place to stop for a drink. But seriously, the toilet. Stand on a stainless steel shower tray with a grid in it! No option to sit down if you’re a man. 2019 and this is our option! Old Sailor, get your act together. When you’re paying money to drink yiu shouldn’t have to be going across to a hotel to sit down for your business!!
Written November 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 307
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing