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“Never again”
Review of Hoopman Irish Pub

Hoopman Irish Pub
Ranked #797 of 3,805 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Finding an Irish pub in the centre of Amsterdam as true as Hoopman is a difficult task. Hoopman offers a broad selection of Irish whiskeys, stouts and draughts. As well as Irish drinks, Hoopman offers a great selection of pub grub. Above all our Irish staff will always give you a feeling like you are at home. Hoopman is situated on Het Leidseplein in the bustling centre of Amsterdam where you will find that Hoopman serves as a warm and cosy haven from the busy streets. In the winter you can take shelter for a warm drink inside and in the summer you can refresh yourself with a cool drink on our terrace. Hoopman organizes a ton of events over the year. We always show all main sport events on our screen, from the 6 nations' rugby to the Champions league's soccer. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated every year with a big party where we have Irish dancers to perform traditional dances throughout the evening. Hoopman is always decorated for special days, on Halloween everything is covered in webs and for Christmas we are covered in lights and surrounded by Christmas trees. Hoopman is sure to give you a good feeling: whether you are Irish or not, our staff will certainly give you a warm Irish welcome to Amsterdam!
Mankato, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

I arrived at lunch hour, thought I would give them a try. They were not busy--this should have been a clue. I was by myself, with the only other table consisting of a group of about ten. 20 minutes to order a beer, and never was able to order a meal despite asking three times. They apparently did not want my business, and I can only assume that the lack of customers was directly related to the lack of service.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

This Irish pub is no different than any other in terms of look and feel but is very very different when it comes to food and staff. The food is just awesome, and I'm talking about your classics fish n chips and the staff are quite lovely. Must try the bitterballen...

  • Visited June 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is a nice pub located in the Leidseplein square. There are many choices here but the coffee and snacks were very good. Great place to sit and people watch.

Visited June 2012
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice pub and great pub food!”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

We've ended up at this pub several times over the past few years on trips to Amsterdam. The location is great, and the beer is cold! We don't often eat here, but had some great pub fare last night. The Guinness and Steak Pie was tender and tasty! The Potato and Leek soup was delicious, and was served with some dark bread that was super with butter on top! We will certainly return again! Be warned though, most pubs in Amsterdam no longer take US credit cards...bring cash, if you don't have a card with a "chip."

  • Visited May 2012
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Verona, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice view and good food.”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We stopped here to have lunch... the view is great. We sat outside right on the Leidsplein. While the wind was a bit cold, they did have heaters above the tables outside to help keep the customers warm.

It took a few minutes for the folks inside to notice that we were waiting outside to order, however once we were attended to everything else was done in a timely manner. The wait staff was very friendly.

We both had sandwiches and fries~~ the food was good, the rolls fresh and the sauces were tasty. The fries were hot and we had both ketchup and mayo at our disposal. The prices were normal as well. [We looked at a couple menus where they seem to charge you extra just for the view!]

  • Visited April 2012
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