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“Excellent bar, great simple food”
Review of De Zotte

De Zotte
Ranked #355 of 4,182 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Fantastic eetcafe. The selection of beers is very impressive, the service messy but always friendly. It's usually crowded inside, but it's one of my favourite places in A'dam. Food is also good - simple but tasty and filling. Absolutely recommended!

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Thank makapon
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We found out about this place from a friend who lives in Amsterdam. As a result, it's a locals bar.

They have an extensive beer selection and a small selection of entrees along with daily food specials. We both tried the specials, ribs - excellent & some of the best - and veggie quiche with goat cheese - great. Both are highly recommended. Food is around 13-15 euros each.

The bar plays great music for the mid 30s crowd, has great service, an adorable white cat, and fills up about 8 pm so if you want a nice seat get there early.

Highly recommended.

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Thank TravelingSmythes
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

This place is a bit hard to find as we didn't see any sign that said "Zotte". See photo of front. We used the (incredibly useful and free) Trip Advisor (offline) City Guide app to find it. Can't say enough about that app.

Like almost all Amsterdam pubs it is small as it fits in the width of a typical Amsterdam building. It featured lots of great beers and we found the food to be excellent. I had a daily special beef dish which, despite the best attempts of the staff, they couldn't translate it into English "it has beef and mushrooms". I took a leap of faith and it was delicious. My wife ordered soup for dinner and they only blemish on the evening was the kitchen sent it out first as a starter so we ate separately.

As noted by others this place seems to be frequented by locals and the crowd spilled out into the street when were there. We thought the vibe was up beat and the staff welcoming. We did notice several folks with cameras and maps (tourists) but it certainly feels like a neighborhood pub.

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Thank Lee H
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This was a great little bar in a cool neighborhood. There is a HUGE selection of beers, and we spent hours there trying several different kinds. We went after dinner, so I can't offer anything about the food, but I did take a look at the menu and it looked great.

I had read all the grat reviews about this place before our trip, so I wanted to make sure we made it there. It definitely did not disappoint!

Thank Alicia P
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

The Zotte is the best place in the city if you want to eat and enjoy Belgian beers. The food is very good and authentic Belgian, and they serve some of the best fries in the city! Also, the prices for the beer are fair, and the food is cheap. They play great music, but the overall atmosphere is that of a traditional Dutch brown bar (don't expect white table cloths and fine china). Highly recommended - one of the best place and values in the city.

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Thank Balloot
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