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“Best bar by far” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe De Spuyt

Cafe De Spuyt
Ranked #939 of 3,429 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
1 review
“Best bar by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Afer spending 4 days in Amsterdam, this little cafe/bar was a breath of fresh air. Dark and cool. I loved the simple set up, even how the glasses we're displayed behind the bar. Impressed by how this bar/cafe got so much out of a small space, even the sliding toilet doors adding to the aesthetic.

It's easy to walk past but keep an eye out for cafe de spuyt. Happily sat at the bar until a table became free, the staff we're lovely and made us feel very welcome. Then theres the beer! Amazing selection of mainly local/dutch and belgian as well as french and a couple of american. Too much choice but reasonably priced (obvously the higher the % the more it is). The place was mainly visited by dutch and belgians so it didn't have the touristy feel most bars in the area suffer from. One of the barkeeps, who was enjoying a beverage after a tough shift, was happy to chat shop giving me some insight to the history of the place.

I believe they only serve snacks, so we ordered a plate of chorizo to chew on whilst drinking. I could be wrong though, so ask! They also sell cigerettes/cigars singularly behind the bar, which I liked. There's some tables and chairs outside to sit and watched the stoned brits stumbling past, white as a sheet, always fun.

Please visit this place! I was so happy to find it, just sat quietly in a back street enjoying its anonymity.

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Impressive beer selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Go here for the beer. The selection is fantastic. Not too crowded on a Saturday night and playing all the Cure I could handle :) Great vibe.

Visited March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,080 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
“Top notch place”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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“Great people, great bar, great beer”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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