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Int Aepjen

Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8401
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A bar with a great tale

We stopped in here for a couple of beers. Very very good beer menu, helpful barman who steered us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Cute oldest bar in AMS

Worth a quick visit as this is tagged the Oldest Bar in AMS. It is named after a monkey, so there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brown bar” (7 reviews)
“tiny bar” (4 reviews)
Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 626 8401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for a couple of beers. Very very good beer menu, helpful barman who steered us in the right direction and great history. Sadly there are no longer any monkeys hanging around, but also happily no fleas either!

Thank Sue1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a quick visit as this is tagged the Oldest Bar in AMS. It is named after a monkey, so there is plenty of that kind of decor. It is quaint and a nice place to grab a beer. Service is typical of AMS in...More

Thank JeanV22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the plane over, we overheard someone talking about this, calling it the Monkey Bar and saying that it's one of their brown cafes (dark but cosy wooden interiors with stained walls and ceilings). So we of course had to go because why would someone...More

Thank Layla W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Based in one of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the red light district and very close to Centraal Station this tiny bar is full of atmosphere and many ape-related artefacts. The bartender was welcoming and very efficient in dealing with all the orders. Prices...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

A cozy little spot near Central Station at the top of the Red Light District. Teeny tiny little bar with a friendly barkeep and lots of Ape related paraphernalia to look at. A wide selection of beers but drink the Apejen Beer it's really tasty!

Thank Levi C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Small, laid back, old fashioned interior, wooden furniture, some brass touches, good amount of bottled beers, La Chouffe, Leffe, some IPAs and of course Aepjen beer, or Monkey Beer. Good, friendly crowd. Very nice spot to sit on a stool, look around at myriad bric-a-brac...More

Thank Rutgerek
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

A very small gem of a bar hidden in the red light district, very historical and nice friendly atmosphere. Great range of beers and top service, would recommend highly and would definitely return.

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Giving this place only average rating might to some seem tight, but at the end of the day it is one of many small bars in and around Amsterdam, yes it has history, some other do not, yes it has old historical items in the...More

Thank kelandchez
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This bar struck us as very authentic and intreguing. The decor is full of curious items, the drinks included a lot of local specialties not found in every tourist trap, and the vibe in general was very cheerful. The bartender was very serious and not...More

Thank Toni M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great little place, obviously very old, but in a charming and dignified sort of way. Friendly and helpful service, beer options should please everyone. Once you enter it feels like a completely different world from the outside. Relaxing, good for a conversation or people-watching while...More

Thank plmhns
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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