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“Old Tavern - nice place”
Review of De Drie Fleschjes

De Drie Fleschjes
Ranked #32 of 291 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: De Drie Fleschjes serves a wide range of Dutch Gin (Jenevers), including Corenwyn from Lucas Bols and a variety of liquors such as "Half and Half", "Bitter Cookies" and of course, the famous "Walk in the Woods" (Boswandeling). Gulpener beer is on draught and, depending on the season, a range of special beers. Wine trade walraven|sax guarantees a number of superior wines and for the non-drinker there are plenty of soft drinks in stock. There is also no shortage of delicious bar snacks to accompany your drink of choice.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Good find! They say that this tavern dates from 1650 and claim that since that time the interior has changed very little. Indeed, the atmosphere is very vintage and I found it great. Good beers and lively ambience. INice place.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Actually meaning the "3 small bottles", but that history is all on their Web Site. I've been frequenting this place since 1973 and while on a business trip to Amsterdam lately I had the urge to stop by and get a taste of memory lane. Had some great Dutch jenevers and some excellent beers, however more likely 6 flesches. When attached to the only (Royal) USAF(E) 32nd TFS Squadron this was thé Amsterdam place where we hung out or better yet our Amsterdam "watering hole"! Squadrons, companies, businesses or individuals can rent a keg containing a fluid of their choice!
The 32nd TFS used to rent a keg there too. Being the longest uninterupted keg rental on record in the history of the "3 Fleschjes" 34 years! Bar keeper owner "de Koning"still there. We had alot of good converse: Lying about the "good old days" meanwhile killing an other Fleschje or another draft. A "must go" for U.S. visitors this is a unique place you will not find anywhere in the world. While you tour Amsterdam you could designate this a meeting point for your people in party!

3  Thank Pete V
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

The oldest proeflokal (tasting house) in town (not the oldest cafe), opened by the Bootz distillery on June 29th, 1650. De Drie Flesches (the three little bottles) is located right off the Dam Square at Gravenstraat 18, very easy to get to from just about anywhere. Walking in this place instantly transports you back in time to the 1600's. There is sand on the floor, a still intact "Drankorgel" (a wall of 50 wooden spirit barrels), green and brown wood bar and interior, Bols advertisements from centuries gone by, old crock flasks and jenever bottles, and a green wood cabinet that hosts a collection of "Flagons," little bottles with painted pictures depicting the former mayors of Amsterdam. I guess this collection used to be on display in Wynand Fockink before it was moved here. The main reason to go to De Drie Fleschjes is to try a Dutch jenever, and or licquer and bier. Ask for a "Kopstootje" (little head butt) and you will get a jenever with a Grolsch bier chaser. The barkeep will inform you about all their products available, but I highly suggest the "Half om Half" (a wonderful sweet & sour liqueur) or the "Gravenbitter," for the real Dutch distilled drink experience. The Tulip Inn next door is the building where the old distillery used to be, now a nice hotel. There is limited seating inside, and a very nice terras with umbrellas to shade you while sitting and watching the city go by outside. Just a marvelous place, and a piece of Amsterdam history. For some reason quite a well kept secret, but was recently featured on Anthony Bourdain's "Layover" television show. So now you know. Enjoy......

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Reviewed September 9, 2017
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Reviewed August 12, 2017
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