In de Wildeman

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In de Wildeman
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A beer lover's paradise, this Amsterdam institution serves literally hundreds of different kinds.
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1-2 hours
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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 • 6 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station • 6 min walk
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headbeeguy
Aberdeen, UK1,118 contributions
A very traditional bar with a huge range of excellent beers. It is a good place to enjoy quality beers in a cosy atmosphere.
I have been here on my own, with another person and in a group. It has always been a very good experience. It gets very busy in the evening, so i orefer it earlier on. The staff could not be more helpful. They know their range of beers and can also advise on how much of each snack you might require given the size of your group.
If you are in Amsterdam to enjoy soft drugs, this is not the place for you. The atmosphere is not crazy busy or boisterous. It charges reasonable prices for beer and also has a full range of other drinks.
I would love to have a place like this as my local,
Written April 9, 2020
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Scott T
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK50 contributions
Friends
Great selection of beers. The barman was really helpful in advising us on what drinks to try and they did not disappoint. Nice laid back atmosphere and would definitely recommend if you want a good beer with some company.
Written February 17, 2020
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Mikey1664
Dunstable298 contributions
Solo
A welcoming pub for those that like good beer. Very amiable landlord who helps you find the right beer for you. Bar has a nice old world charm about it with seating also outside in the street.
Written May 2, 2022
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Christopher B
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium36 contributions
Alright so we were in the 420 and did the 420 blaaaazeee. Everybody's like, yeah cool, we should go out and have a beer. So all of the sudden, we end up in this place while we be trippin' major B's. There was no music and everyone was staring at us like we were off our faaaceees.... which we were. So things got real awkward real quick and the 420 made me come down faster than the space shuttle. So we chugged our beers and made our way out. Would not recommend on the 420 blaze
Written March 5, 2020
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Eric W
Charlotte, NC13 contributions
Couples
We travel throughout Europe extensively, and I have never been treated so rudely as we were by the bartender at In De Wildeman tonight. Maybe he was just having a bad day, but I will never return, and I would advise all other tourists to avoid this place as well. We left and walked 10 minutes to the Jordaan area where service was friendly and welcoming.
Written February 3, 2017
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,099 contributions
Nice place in the middle of a very touristic area but basically only visited by local clientele which a makes it a very nice pub to visit.
Written February 1, 2021
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Posh100
St. Albans, UK345 contributions
We visit Amsterdam every year & this bar is one of the highlights of our visits. We go every day and play cards while enjoying the beer & "people watching". The staff are welcoming and very knowledgable so will always recommend beers if you need help. It has a great atmosphere and is an absolute must for all visitors to Amsterdam. Take care going down stairs to the loo after a few beers it is a bit risky.
Written February 21, 2011
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DickieB77
Atlanta18 contributions
This is an easily missed, but absolutely fantastic bar for the "beer foodie". Most bars in Amsterdam have a “contract” with the brewery so that they typically only provide one brewer’s beer. This can be a problem for the “beer foodie” who wants to sample some of the local brew. We, after all, didn’t come here to drink Heineken. Nothing against this great beer but we’re looking for what you can’t get outside Holland! We’re looking for the famously local European beer that is never exported and wouldn’t even be found in a local European store. So, sorry green bottle guys, we just don’t want you.

Well good news! This is your place! I stumbled into it based on a recommendation from Yellow Bike (Not a bad place either but this is beside the point; back to beer). On tap, De Wildeman, or as I call it sometimes, the Wildman, that’s American for Wildeman, has 12-15 local Dutch beers on tap. I’m not sure I can quote an accurate number of Dutch, European, American, Asian and other beers they have in the bottle but I would feel safe with over 150. You won’t find too many high volume beers here. The American list is not the big corporate names but rather the smaller craft beers. I believe I saw “Fat Tire” on the list for example. You’ll even see beers by the region and type. If you’re a Belgium beer fan, I am sure they can accommodate your needs (assuming you’re “stuck” in Amsterdam and would really like to taste some authentic Belgium ale).

This place is a true find for the beer enthusiast. I would rate this as the best beer bar for variety I have ever been to. And as a home brewer, and beer nut and frequent international traveler, this is saying something.

Now don’t count on any atmosphere. This place has none. There is no music. I would seriously doubt there would be any, and I mean any, smoking allowed here. This is a Classical Dutch old school bar with very traditional Dutch values. This is not a tourist bar. That said, it depends on what you’re looking for. This is a Dutch Brown Bar. It is quiet and comfortable. You can read, talk to friends, relax. There is no TV with sports on. This is not a sports bar. This is a serious, and I mean as serious as you can get, “beer foodie” place.

I think the name in English or perhaps American, is the “Beer Professional in the Wildman” or maybe “Professional Wild Beer Man”, I like the latter.
Written January 3, 2009
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benkalra
Chandigarh, India137 contributions
Friends
Randomly Selected this Bar , Walking down the street , memories are created.....

Staff has an amazing knowledge & they advised on local beer which was truly amazing.....

All tables were occupied with people chatting & talking & enjoying
...... i loved the ambience, you dont get to meet such interior these days....

Must visit & dare to drink different
Written October 18, 2019
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Amit d
Amsterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions
Friends
Maybe the title is a bit harsh, but maybe it'll get the attention it deserves. I hate giving such a low score to a place I visit now and again, but last time I had a very unpleasent experience.
I visited the place with a friend who came to visit from abroad. He's not a beer expert but he likes the taste of barrel-aged beers. We asked the bar-lady for a recommendation. She pointed at a shelf behind her that had some bottles and said that this is the assortiment. "The prices are in the menu". We went back to look at the menu, where we didn't find any reference to BA beers, but noted that the price of the expensive beers went for around 10EUR. We went back, asking again for a recommendation, but the lady seemed a bit busy and uninterested in our case. We finally just pointed at something and ordered it. She quickly opened the bottle and gave it to us.
I won't comment on the beer itself, or how much it should cost, but the bill stated a "bottle of beer" with the price of 25EUR!!!
I found it outragous. The person serving us the bill was another guy. We couldn't believe the price and contested it, to which the bartender said "it's on the menu". When we said it wasn't he said: "well, not the normal menu"... and eventually flatly apologized in a "I done give" manner, but that's only our impression.
We paid and left.
If there is a "not normal menu", why nobody showed it to us after asking twice about "not normal beers"?
Why did we get no price warning when ordering a beer 5 times more expensive than average in this bar and 10 times more expensive than an average beer in any other bar?
Why would this reputable place act just like a tourist trap?
Any self respecting place will not serve a drink to a customer randomly pointing at a bottle without sharing any insight about it first.
I give the place 2 stars instead of one, since someone might point out that we should've asked for the price in advance. Well, eventually this is a busy bar and not a shoe store.
The 2 stars also represent an impressive beer assortiment that deserves to be noted.
I hope someone takes a look at this review and discusses this with the staff.
I might go back to this place, but I'll never bring my guests here again.
Written November 19, 2015
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