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Het Oud Arsenaal

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Maria Pijpelincxstraat 4, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good37%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rubens house” (2 reviews)
“great beer” (2 reviews)
“beers” (24 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, Cafe
Maria Pijpelincxstraat 4, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I had managed to convince my fellow travellers that we needed to go to see Ruben's house, knowing full-well that there wouldn't be enough time for a proper visit, so as I let out a slightly over-dramatic sigh, I turned, looked around and suggested that...More

Thank R0bertBROWN
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived a bit before closimg time but we were welcomed in very willingly by the owner. The service was very very nice and we even got some help deciding on what to drink and lots of information on beer and local beers. When we...More

Thank Angel G
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Big beer list - friendly staff - who could ask for more? Located in the central area and easy to find!

Thank Kentishman123
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Delightful unchanged 1920s institution close to the Rubens House. Charming inside with a fine old bar, lots of interesting clutter and nice old tables and chairs. Pleasant terrace outside where I enjoyed good cold draught Stella Artois and smoked sausage with mustard. Friendly service.

Thank higvin
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This place holds the heart of the real Antwerp. It is mainly preferred by locals and we were brought here by a local. We loved the two tiny cats sleeping happily around. The beer is really gooooood, the service was excellent and they even had...More

Thank Amantia P
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stopped at Het Oud Arsenaal for a few drinks after Rubenshuis. A cute little local bar, with a mix of locals and tourists, and a couple of quirky cats. A good range of reasonably priced beers and snacks (cheese and rookworst are always great...More

Thank Glen T
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice weather for once and the outside terrace was packed with locals - always a good sign. So, was sat inside on our own. Sounds sad but the place is just full of bric-a-brac including a bicycle on one wall ! The bar ha sbeen...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 8 August 2016

You don't go here for a slap-up meal and you certainly don't need to dress up, but this little bar has a great atmosphere and an excellent selection of well-kept Belgian beers. Prices are good too. If you like beer, don't miss it! Go there...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great bar with an amazing selection of beers, frequented by locals and tourists alike. Family run since 1920;s, how do I know, one of the current owners made us so welcome and engaged in conversation about the bar and its history. Not much has changed...More

Thank garp_kaz
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Perfectly situated for a refreshing beer break between Rubenshuis and Museum Mayer van de Bergh. Traditional atmosphere, wide beer selection, low prices.

Thank Rogerandme
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Bar, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maria Pijpelincxstraat 4, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
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