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Small is beautiful

Tiny bar hidden away at the top of the red light district. Loads of history in this ancient... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BarcaBloke
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Very old pub

Was in here for one glass of their "Monkey Beer". I don't normally drink dark beer but it was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
noholdluggage
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny bar hidden away at the top of the red light district. Loads of history in this ancient building. Very popular with locals and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BarcaBloke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in here for one glass of their "Monkey Beer". I don't normally drink dark beer but it was very good. Very interesting and very old. Great piece of real history. Very busy when we visited which is why we moved on to another place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank noholdluggage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially loved the decor and atmosphere. Barman was getting on with his boyfriend which is fine as long as the beers are being poured but when I had to pay I was charged for an extra beer. The silly blond buffoon went as far as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KingDez
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This place is just on the edge of the red light district. It is a small quirky bar with a good selection of good beer. Worth a visit if you are sight seeing in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Figarogir1
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This bar has a nice location near the central station. It has a good beer menu, and also an interesting design. Also, you should get yourself familiar with the monkey story before you go

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This bar is a small gem. It’s not far from Central Station and at the lower end of the Red Light District. Before you go read up on the history. It’s fun and interesting. It’s small and may be crowded but the beer is great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brernick
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A nice little pub with interesting design, good atmosphere and music. Good selection of drinks and friendly service.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nostradamus67
Reviewed 27 July 2018

One of two remaining wood-fronted houses in Amsterdam, In’t Aepjen was built in 1550 as a sailors’ hostel, and is now a bar. The name means “In the monkeys”; when sailors couldn’t pay, they would barter – sometimes with pet monkeys. Best regards, Dr. Vorravee...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The story around this bar is as interesting as the beer tastes. I'd suggest, If you don't know the story, read the history before you go. It will make a great beer taste even better.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Col_101
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It is very imperssionanto to drink a coctail with some monkey statues. The lights are soffused and create an effect of weirdness. Very cool

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nikko D
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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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