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Stunning authentic old bar with a great atmosphere, good beer and we had wonderful service too from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Annabel P
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Old authentic bar with sand on the floor lol Was a little expensive but such an old bar you soaked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane C
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Established in 1670 and located in the center of a shopping, entertainment and nightlife district, this popular pub is famous for spontaneous parties that involve all patrons.
Spui 18-20, 1012 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 4420
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning authentic old bar with a great atmosphere, good beer and we had wonderful service too from the friendly and helpful barman Hans. Stay for a drink, not just a photo.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annabel P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old authentic bar with sand on the floor lol Was a little expensive but such an old bar you soaked up the history

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant place. Food,had sandwiches ,pea soup and a breakfast wonderful. Great atmosphere full of local people . Waitresses extremely helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Visited this traditional brown cafe four times during a three day stay.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Exploration671347
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friends came across this cafe and gave it a try. The very first time we came in, we were already greeted by an impolite waitress who’s blonde and i think she’s in her 40s-50s. She didn’t even smile at us or welcomed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bluepanda101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi One of the oldest bars in Amsterdam so it's said,very atmospheric, barman very good brought us our drinks, food served but we didn't have any

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anno 1670 whit an updated flair. Great guys owning it. My old friend Jan Wieger van der Linden and Pepijn, the son of a famous Royalty Photographer of the Dutch newspaper ‘de Telegraaf’ Peter Zonneveld.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to stop and get a beer in the afternoon!! Try the Dutch pea soup with sausage with an Amstel and people watch the afternoon away!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crunch6
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We visited Hoppe a few years ago and loved it, so we were eager to return on our recent trip and introduce our friends to it as well. However our visit this time was spoilt by the very rude and arrogant service we received by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gaynlou
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Our favorite place in Amsterdam. Full of character and warmth from both the setting and the service. The barman was very patient and even taught us a few Dutch words with correct pronunciation. Lunch here was absolutely delicious. It is a perfect place to try...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katie Courtney B
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a really good, traditional brown cafe, in a super location . Slightly larger than some of the other traditional brown cafes in areas such as Jordaan, this is very cosy and traditional inside, and I can imagine on a cold evening the atmosphere...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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