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Cafe Brandon


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#1,540 of 3,699 Restaurants in Amsterdam

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Great Bar - Smoky And Old With Friendly Staff, Customers And Many Types Of Beer
Pub, Dutch
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Popped in on the way to Anne Frank because it screamed I’m a locals bar and not full of tourists. The deco is fabulous and really quite interesting. The drinks are not cheap but are well made. Come here if you want to meet people...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CasandraTP
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is a very social neighborhood pub. One night it had an accordion player and was SRO with locals having a group sing. Another night just locals in for a social outing with friends. Authentic neighborhood pub for sure!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank B D
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Stopped in for a mid afternoon beer - ending up staying for a couple. Quant old pub with cold beer and a neat atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Derrick71
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

The stuff is very unfriendly not to say rude. Place is dirty. You need to pay to use the toilet - I do not recommend.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Place looks nice enough but I wandered about on the bar for five minutes trying to figure out what was the queue and what was just the barman's mates there for a chat. Got carved up twice by said mates without so much as an...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Obiii
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We were taken to the Cafe Brandon by a local friend, whilst visiting the nearby Anne Franks House. This is simply a fantastic, yet simple bar, that is a delight to visit. They serve red or white wine, spirits and beers. No food is on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Our canal cruise captain recommended this place as a real locals bar, so we decided to give it a whirl after our cruise. Traditionally decorated, with a small outdoor area to enjoy the sunny weather. Reasonable priced beers, and friendly service. Definitely worth a try...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is a very popular evening spot for locals to enjoy a beverage and it was always busy in the evening every time we walked by.Finally popped in for some beers one afternoon to see what all the fuss was about.Decent selection and an eclectic...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank VancouverZengirl
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

I knew it might be close to the time some of the bars were closing so I walked in asking if they were open.... the female bartender working on Wednesday the 22st of February literally rolled her eyes and said well... !! I was in...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Roro0826
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Randomly found this place while wandering around and wasn’t disappointed! Good beer, no frills, comfy antique chairs, smoky atmosphere, had solid WiFi, and was great for people watching. No food or super attentive service, but they are helpful and get the job done quickly. Really...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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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
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