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The Grape (De Druif)

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Address: Rapenburg 83, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Great Bar Near Maritime Museum

The Druif was an an unbelievably good find just off the beaten track but not far from the Maritime museum. The building was an old distillery but is now a typical brown cafe with... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
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Huddersfield
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

The Druif was an an unbelievably good find just off the beaten track but not far from the Maritime museum. The building was an old distillery but is now a typical brown cafe with bags of character and some great beers. Thought I had tasted some beauties till i came here then I tried draught Skuumkoppe from the Texels brewery... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We're Amsterdam residents and pass by this bar every day commuting to work. Tonight, visiting for the first time it felt like coming home. So much laughter and fun and talks with s many people. Much more locals than tourists. Love this place.

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Thank Yamsterdam
Aosta, Italy
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

ten euro for two beers (tot. 1 liter) when it is sunny is very good also the environment around. good bitter baller. near the dock and a canal out of the center. very easy location it pass under the way to the zoo if on a walk. good.

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Thank Fury91
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

The Druif (grape) is a typical bar for the locals. The owner serves an outstanding draft beer beer and has an amazing choice (and knowledge) of dutch jenevers and dutch liqueurs. The bar dates from the sixteenth century and that makes it one of the oldest cafe's of Amsterdam. It's even possible that Rembrandt himself has visited this bar( he... More 

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Thank HansClements
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

This brown bar just oozes charm and age. So very cool inside with the small elevated section with the few tables and the lower bar section. Love the old barrels lining the back wall. If you traveled back in time to 1712 and went here it would probably look exactly the same. Lovely neighborhood setting with nice outdoor seating, it's... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a drink in this bar and its nice. Being adventurous we tried the Le Chouffe Bok which wasn't to our taste but was ok. The bar is a classic brown bar and a step back in time. A useful stop off point between the station and the windmill for a cheeky one

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

We were going to a fantastic cafe called EIK EN LINDE when we noticed that in our book that we had purchased back in Liverpool,AROUND AMSTERDAM IN 80 BEER'S, that this cafe ,one of the oldest in this wonderful city was only a five to minute walk away . We found this cafe very easily and it was like stepping... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

We bumped into this cute place by chance. One of those that may happen when you visit a new city with an open mind. Led only by instinct instead of by touristic maps. It is hard to define this place, it is not a coffee bar, it is not a tea room, it is a grape room. But so sophisticated... More 

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Wellington, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Having toted our brown bar books to Amsterdam, we were delighted when the barkeep at de druif brought out some he had too. One was from the 70's, and that was a hoot to see the pictures. Gladly this bar hasn't gone thru changes and remains old world with new world updates as room allowed. Loved the wall sconces. Loved... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

De Druif opened its doors back in 1631, so it is definately one of the oldest bruin bars in town, with only a few others, debatebly being older. I say "secret" because De Druif is so far off the beaten path, that most tourists don't ever go here, mostly because there is no direct public transport, but it isn't that... More 

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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