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“Top notch place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe De Spuyt

Cafe De Spuyt
Ranked #1,001 of 3,562 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Dutch, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,128 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
“Top notch place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

A place well worth the effort of finding. Don't expect the usual Dutch rubbish but properly sourced Dutch and Belgium beers written up on the wall to the left as you enter. Some French craft breweries too which are well worth trying too.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank david n
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
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“Great people, great bar, great beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Greeted with a big smile by lovely Debbie, taken on a European beer adventure by Christen. All in the comfort of this fun little bar. Cheers from the Aussie and the Irish Peter Kullenberg & Erica. P.s. Extra thank you to you Debbie. If your on Facebook, it would be great to hear from you :-) Was great FUN.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

This tiny place has something. My bf and I went to this pub at night and had very special local beers. They've got more than 20 brands to choose from. We sat outside watching the people. It's quite relaxing after 9 pm. Before that it was crowded maybe because of the cool music they put on make this pub so east-london (if you know what I mean). The crowd were so trendy as well.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abigail S
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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Beer, Beer, Beer - 100 beers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

After a few days in Amsterdam we were dying to get away from drinking boring lagers. Many places we visited offered Heineken or Amstel lagers and that was it.

Enter Trip Advisor City Guide app. This little app is an invaluable tool for navigating Amsterdam while totally offline - no data roaming charges. http://www.tripadvisor.com/apps-icityguides This tool was priceless and helped us not only discover great restaurants, pubs and attractions, but it also got us home at the end of the day with its real-time map using my phone's GPS.

One of the suggested itineraries in the app is a pub crawl. One of the featured pubs is De Spuyt. We loved this little beer drinker's paradise. We went back 3 times during our 10 day stay.

They feature over 100 beers from all around the world. They even offer Trappist Westvleteren 12 which apparently was rated top beer in the world several years in a row. Ask the bartender to tell you how they get this beer. It apparently involves getting an appointment."hundreds call hoping the one person will answer", driving to the brewery, (3 hours and 17 minutes according to Google Maps) and buying your total allotment "one case per car" and driving back to the pub. It's a wonder that they only charge 14 euro a bottle. (They offer 99 other beers at far more reasonable prices.)

After spending some time at De Spuyt, we found the owner and the various bartenders we met to be very friendly. (In general, we were surprised how distant local people were in Amsterdam.)

We had a cheese platter here once but we didn't go there to eat.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lee H
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