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Proeflokaal A. van Wees

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Dutch, Bar, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Sponsored by: Proeflokaal A. van Wees

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Perfect stop from sightseeing!
1. Perfect stop from sightseeing!
"We had three days in Amsterdam and ended each day of sightseeing here"
TIpperGee13
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2. Traditional Dutch food & drink
2. Traditional Dutch food & drink
"fondue was lovely and the service was very good"
benjamin407
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3. Tastingroom local distillery
3. Tastingroom local distillery
"They home brew their own Dutch gin and other liqueurs"
grotta96
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About
We are the tasting house of the Amsterdam based distillery A. van Wees ‘De Ooievaar’ anno 1782, located at the Herengracht 319 in Amsterdam city center. You are welcome at our tasting house every day for drinks, tastings or some great local food. We serve over 17 types of genevers, more than 50 liqueurs and several other liquors from our own distillery. Our experienced Amsterdam bartenders love to tell you more about the history of our drinks and our distillery. Next to our genevers we serve over 20 local beers for a real Dutch experience, the Headbutt, which is the custom of drinking a genever with your beer. At our food menu you will find a lot of items that are typical for a Bar in Amsterdam,
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
Dutch, Bar, European, Gastropub
FEATURES
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Their pea soup was filling! I had it with bitterball. Bitterball actually is a local food and it tastes really giod!!! The kids enjoyed their cheese fondue!! Waiters were si friendly! My husband had the cheeseburger and he said it was great, really large. I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 126marivicd
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We had three days in Amsterdam and ended each day of sightseeing here with a few of their fab IPAs and a plate of cheese and meats. It was perfection. The location is right by the 9 Streets Area which is really cute and fun....More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank TIpperGee13
Jorn V, Public Relations Manager at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Happy to read that you enjoyed our IPA's and bite platters. We hope to see you back on a next visit!

Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

A lunchtime stop, very close to Spui, fantastic building, giant barrel doors to the toilets. Sampled the Genever, young and old. Very smooth drinks. The cheese fondue with truffles was delicious, sunny frontage, great atmosphere and friendly service. My partner is going to visit again...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SteveC880
JornVarenhorst, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Dear, First of all thank you for visiting our tasting room and leaving a review here. We are looking forward to welcome your partner for some more genevers and fondue! :) Best, Jorn

Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Really charming location and decent price for beers. We ordered a snack platter but after waiting 30 mins we had to leave and the platter was nowhere to be seen. Also slow service to get the beers. They also served food (which smelled good but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travelroundtheworld3
JornVarenhorst, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Dear, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Sorry to read that something went wrong with your order. We will use your feedback in our teammeeting to improve our service so hopefully you won't be dissapointed on your next visit. Best, Jorn

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We where four persons who had made a reservation on this restaurant. It took very long time before we could order anything. Than finely we got the drinks. After long time, when the food finally came, the waiter drops half of our foods on the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BarbaraE265
Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear Barbara, First of all thank you for visiting our tasting room. We are sorry that we couldn't meet with your expectations this time. We will talk with our staff about the incident and try to improve our service. Thank you for sharing your feedback...More

Reviewed December 25, 2018

What an amazing place this is... WOW! Imagine two buildings, separated by an alley for centuries.... They put a roof over this alley and created a bar. Proeflokaal A. van Wees is located on this spot. The floor inside is the street from when it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Raff-Daff
Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear, First of all thank you for visiting our tasting room and sharing your feedback with us. We hope to see you in the future for some more kopsootjes ;-) Best, Jorn

Reviewed December 18, 2018

After a tip from someone we met we decided to go here for diner. We weren't disapointed! Very charming location in the heart of the city with a nice guy doing the service! We enjoyed a good meal and desert and were surprised with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FristaNYC
Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear, Thank you for your visit to our tasting room and your feedback here. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best, Jorn

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Friendly and prompt staff, good beer and selection. Nice decoration inside which was different. Easy to find. Lovely toilets!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alice B
Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear Alice, Thank you for visiting our tasting room and sharing your review here on Tripadvisor. Best regards, Jorn

Reviewed December 5, 2018

Wow! What a cool place; a little hidden gem on one of the authentic canals streets! It was busy so we waited at the bar and got a table for 2 after 6 minutes while we enjoyed some beers and bar snacks. We will go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dalton-churchill
Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear, Thank you for visiting our tasting room. We really appreciate the great review that you wrote. We hope to see you back in the near future. Best, Jorn

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner stumbled upon this place on a walk along the canals and decided to give it a go as we were both feeling peckish. What an excellent choice to make! The place had a good smattering of locals, which is usually a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimbos878
Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear. Thank you for visting our tasting room and writing a review about it. It can indeed get very crowded in the weekends but we are happy that it didn't affect your experience too much. We hope to see you next time when you are...More

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