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De Prael Proeflokaal & Brouwerij

#665 of 3,135 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Bar, European, Pub, Dutch
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Oudezijds Armsteeg 26, 1012 GP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2016

I got the feeling we arrived a bit too early (mid afternoon), as there were only a few other people in there and we felt a bit like we were bothering the staff by ordering. Luckily for me the beer was great, and I love the venue, such a great space, will definitely be returning when it's a bit busier.... More 

Thank Daniel W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,766 reviews
3,995 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,130 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

We alway's make a visit to this wonderful tap room to sample some of the best tasting beer's you will find in this great beer mad city. I love going here,the wonderful canalside setting,the superb interior,great furnishing's and superb pubby decor , it really is a place to enjoy their fine range of beer's and just chill out. Amsterdam was... More 

1 Thank Neil K
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We went there with some friends for beers, the place was packed and it was difficult to find a free table. When we finally got one we ordered burguers and one rib eye, the food was good nothing to say about that but it took one hour to prepare. I had to remind the waiter twice about our food. Apart... More 

Thank Xile1982
Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Lovely relaxed venue, nice decor, great craft beers. try the sample menu of beers if you are unsure, or just work your way through the full list

Thank Helen H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Some excellent craft beers locally brewed in house for a very decent price! Lots of tourists mingled in some locals to create a great vibe

Thank sdenobel
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359 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

This place was hopping on a Saturday night, it was easy to get beer and they have a nice selection, I tried three different ones and they were all good. Getting a table for dinner on the other hand... not so simple. And once we were seated it took a while to order and we were bordering on Hulk level... More 

Thank Lizz H
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

De Prael brews a delicious catalog of beers and is large enough to find a seat even at busy hours. I've been here around 20 times so far, and the biggest downside is the service. It's bad beyond your wildest imagination. They are just unaware of their clients and grumpy most of the times. If you come here, be ready... More 

Thank Arturo M
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Great beer, good cheeseboard. Nice quiet location even in the busiest of weekends. Weiss beer is gorgeous. A fair few brewery places in Amsterdam and this is a good one. Cash only.

Thank KERF_Worldwide
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great craft beers and good food in the Red Light District. It's a great place for meeting your friends for a beer and some snacks.

Thank Dorin B
Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ambiance is very good. You may have a sit with your friends and choose a beer from their menu. Value for the price.

Thank Duygununu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Armsteeg 26, 1012 GP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: 020-408-4470

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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