We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

#1,178 of 3,695 Restaurants in Amsterdam


Dutch, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar
Reviews (112)
Filter reviews
65 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed July 12, 2020

I have never seen a waiter that rude and I'm a very easy going person, always very positive and optimistic, so if I say that you can believe me! I went there with two friends and we ordered an apple pie and 2 cappuccinos and...THE WAITER KICKED US OUT because my third friend did not want to order a drink ! TERRIBLE SERVICE, VERY RUDE !More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to warm up with a cappuccino (wife added baileys to hers) and we shared a slice of apple pie. The pie was fantastic, thin slices of apple and great crust, it was just what we needed to get back...out in the chilly wet December weather. The place is tiny and every seat was taken but the two at the bar we were able to nab. Definitely worth the walk.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019

Dropped in here early evening attracted by the glittering Christmas lights and golden glow of this ancient little bar overlooking one of the prettiest canals in Amsterdam. The glow was repeated inside too. Sat in the warm snug having a couple of beers and enjoying...the friendly buzz around us. Staff very pleasant, beer good, stove warm, not much more to say, except that we'd go back if we could.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Founded as early as 1642, if you’re feeling a little peckish and want to sample a local speciality alongside your beer, be sure to sample a slice of one of their citywide-famous apple pies! Excelent, it worth every peny

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Visited this wonderful old atmospheric pub last week whilst in Amsterdam with a friend. A really warm welcome at the bar. The bar man was a perfect host finding seats for us and being really attentive. We returned every night of our four day stay....The pea and Ham soup was delicious. We will returnMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

We just happened across this place during a bit of a downpour and were very greatfull for the warm, cosy atmosphere of this quirky pub. The staff were friendly something I don’t understand from any of these negative reviews, and the food was simple but...tasty, especially the beautiful Dutch apple pie. Worth a visit if nearby for a more traditional and different experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

Traditional brown bar Great canalside location Super friendly with lovely atmosphere Enjoyable Corona Shame we couldn’t stay longer

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Readers can read all about the great stuff this pub offers and I agree with most of them. However, one just cannot accept the attitude of the people who work there and it is not just about being a customer. The elder gentleman was angry...all the time and younger one was so rude. Most of the people working in the restaurants here were not that friendly but these gentlemen were exceptional! In fact, I stayed on (although I hurried through my meal and left as soon as I could) because of the very friendly local patrons. They were the ones who made feel welcome. Otherwise one would get the wrong impression of the city. Go there to take a look at a nice, quaint pub but do not enter if you do not want your day spoilt.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

The place was dirty and the waiter was very rude. I definitely don’t recommend this place. They don’t respect the customers.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Very old nd cosy pub located on one of Amsterdam's most phorographed corners. very nice to take a break there and try some of the local Amsterdam beers - and the 'bitterballen' are a must!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Ignore the negative reviews, some people don't know a gem when it's staring then the face. I visit Amsterdam regularly, this bar has been on my hit list for a while, finally made it. Drawn by the best apple pie accolade, but it's so much...more, friendly service, unique interior, great beers, will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Nice cosy pub to spend a few hours in, friendly bar man and amazing apple pie. Good selection of beers and bar food with a great view.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Our server was working upstairs and down (the steep, steep stairs) and he was amazing! The coffee was strong and the dutch apple pie. Divine! Loved popping in here on a raw, cloudy day.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

On our later afternoon walk we’ve decided to have a beer at pub in our neighborhood. The place is fully crowded with customers and it’s near the canal so we though would be a good choice.We’ve experienced the most rud service ever with an grumpy...guy of the pub. Tip, never select the beer platter, overestimated for cheese disgusting onions and sausage.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Fresh mint tea and enormous apple pie but very very sweet. Cosy but stuffy indoors. You can small whatever is [burning] in the kitchen but a fabulous view!

Date of visit: September 2018
View more reviews
Best nearby
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
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Bank Hotel
271 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel Sebastian's
1,879 reviews
.11 miles away
Cityview Hotel
16 reviews
.19 miles away
Max Brown Hotel Canal District
1,247 reviews
.20 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Sweet Bob
181 reviews
.05 miles away
1,862 reviews
.09 miles away
Restaurant Daalder
1,532 reviews
.10 miles away
Restaurant Pizzeria Lucca Due
325 reviews
.09 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Vincent Meets Rembrandt The Untold Story
66 reviews
.10 miles away
315 reviews
.10 miles away
Lindenmarket (Saturdays)
54 reviews
.06 miles away
52 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Papeneiland Pub staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Papeneiland Pub

Papeneiland Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5