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“Fondue 😊”

Proeflokaal A. van Wees
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Wed, 5/22
8:00 PM
Ranked #252 of 4,827 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Belgian, Dutch
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: We are the tasting house of the Amsterdam based distillery A. van Wees ‘De Ooievaar’ anno 1782, located at the Herengracht 319 in Amsterdam city center. You are welcome at our tasting house every day for drinks, tastings or some great local food. We serve over 17 types of genevers, more than 50 liqueurs and several other liquors from our own distillery. Our experienced Amsterdam bartenders love to tell you more about the history of our drinks and our distillery. Next to our genevers we serve over 20 local beers for a real Dutch experience, the Headbutt, which is the custom of drinking a genever with your beer. At our food menu you will find a lot of items that are typical for a Bar in Amsterdam, like our famous Dutch Cheese Fondue, a Chicken Satay and some great burgers ans steaks. We also love working with local and seasonal products. On a good day you can enjoy the sun till late at night at our cozy terrace. From our terrace and patio, you have a great view over the Herengracht,
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

A lunchtime stop, very close to Spui, fantastic building, giant barrel doors to the toilets. Sampled the Genever, young and old. Very smooth drinks. The cheese fondue with truffles was delicious, sunny frontage, great atmosphere and friendly service. My partner is going to visit again when her friends arrive for the second part of her holiday - wish I could too but flying back home! Next time.....

Date of visit: February 2019
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JornVarenhorst, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Dear,

First of all thank you for visiting our tasting room and leaving a review here. We are looking forward to welcome your partner for some more genevers and fondue! :)

Best,
Jorn

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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Really charming location and decent price for beers. We ordered a snack platter but after waiting 30 mins we had to leave and the platter was nowhere to be seen. Also slow service to get the beers. They also served food (which smelled good but we were only there for drinks)

Date of visit: December 2018
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JornVarenhorst, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Dear,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Sorry to read that something went wrong with your order.

We will use your feedback in our teammeeting to improve our service so hopefully you won't be dissapointed on your next visit.

Best,

Jorn

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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We where four persons who had made a reservation on this restaurant. It took very long time before we could order anything. Than finely we got the drinks. After long time, when the food finally came, the waiter drops half of our foods on the floor! So some of us could eat and the fourth must wait for another while...When we payed we asked if we do get any compensation for the accident, but the waiter just went away without an answer.So, slow nonchalant service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BarbaraE265
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Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear Barbara,

First of all thank you for visiting our tasting room.

We are sorry that we couldn't meet with your expectations this time. We will talk with our staff about the incident and try to improve our service. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

Best,
Jorn

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Reviewed December 25, 2018

What an amazing place this is... WOW!

Imagine two buildings, separated by an alley for centuries.... They put a roof over this alley and created a bar. Proeflokaal A. van Wees is located on this spot. The floor inside is the street from when it still was an alley. Great atmosphere!

We loved it so much here that we kept on going back several times during our visit(s)!

Proeflokaal (Tasting Room) A. van Wees was founded in 1973 (a great year) where one went to experience the great 'Dutch Genever Culture'. Do you like gin? The drink actually has its origin from the Dutch (Genever was too difficult to pronounce, hence the Brits changed it to Gin)!

Be sure to drink genever ice-and-ice-cold (like 'in a super chilled or even a frozen glass) accompanied by a nice Dutch beer. You'll surely enjoy this combination called 'kopstootje' which translates to 'headbutt'!

The finger food is also very nice (we loved the saté as well as the mussels)!

Proeflokaal A. van Wees, An-Absolute-Must-Visit-Place-In-Amsterdam!

Cheers! l'chaim! Proost!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear,

First of all thank you for visiting our tasting room and sharing your feedback with us. We hope to see you in the future for some more kopsootjes ;-)

Best,

Jorn

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Reviewed December 18, 2018

After a tip from someone we met we decided to go here for diner.

We weren't disapointed! Very charming location in the heart of the city with a nice guy doing the service! We enjoyed a good meal and desert and were surprised with a good price on the bill

Date of visit: December 2018
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Jorn V, Eigenaar at Proeflokaal A. van Wees, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Dear,

Thank you for your visit to our tasting room and your feedback here. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Best,
Jorn

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