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Het Elfde Gebod

Red Light District (De Wallen)
Dutch, Bar, Pub
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Zeedijk 5, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
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All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you want to relax in a quaint bar with great beer and mellow music then this is the bar for you. In the noisy and chaotic atmosphere of the red light district this is a perfect oasis. As if that wasn't enough there is a great selection of beers and the barman is very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Bedstraveller2016
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Close to the red light district plenty of seating interesting décor, some very strong beers indeed !. The owner is fantastic, you get to try before you buy including the old style dutch gin.

Thank Dale H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Popped in for a couple of drinks a great little bar, service fabulous, a nice friendly cosy bar with a good choice of drinks.

Thank Jacqueline S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

The barman was friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed, the decor was intriguing, and of course the beer was delicious.

Thank kdt43
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I never visit Amsterdam without a beer in this place. The choice is staggering, place is cosy and welcoming, bartenders always top.

Thank Claudio A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4,610 reviews
3,335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,536 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

I never miss an oppotunity to visit this fabulous beer bar on any trip to this great city. On our latest holiday to Amsterdam in January we were on the vibrant and busy street ZEEDIJK ,we had just been to the wonderful pub IN T'AEPJEN and as we were in the mood for some classic Belgium beer's we decided to... More 

Thank Neil K
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1,690 reviews
1,359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Het Elfde Gebod (The Eleventh Commandment) is a classic old Amsterdam café located in an area full of fine café's and bars at the top end of Zeedijk (Sea Dike).A classic old café that looks smaller than what it is when looking through from the outside of the café.The front part to this café were most of the customers congregate... More 

Thank Stephen K
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A small place just near NicolaasKerk. They have a variety of beers and the staff is charming and Friendly. Not much to eat except for Cheese and Worst(sausage),but nonetheless in a beer place you only go for the excellent beers and they have a lot to offer

Thank Mangesh P
Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Three days in Amsterdam, three evenings at Het Elfde Gebod. So, the picture of the front of the restaurant (shown in the listing) must be old, it looks a little different now. But the place is super awesome. The two bartenders were wonderful folks. If you like Belgian beers or are in Amsterdam and don't want to go to pubs... More 

Thank amrith_reviews
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Dropped into this tiny bar on the way to the train station. Beautiful place with loads of history and beers to sample

Thank 1966-DMc-Bham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dutch, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 5, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: 0630626373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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