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Cafe Karpershoek

Martelaarsgracht 10, 1012 TP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 707 4566
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Nice atmosphere very nice service

Visited this place twice as it was near my hotel Only realised its history once I was there Small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Uday T
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London, United Kingdom
history in a Pub

I went there with family friends, and learn much more about this place,yes you may read the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Steven B
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Fredericton, Canada
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The oldest café of Amsterdam. It was built directly at the harbour of Amsterdam in 1606 and used to be an inn for sailors and tradesmen. Nowadays, Café Karpershoek is a “bruine kroeg” (brown pub). Here you can have a drink in a real Amsterdam atmosphere. Have the innkeeper pour you a Heineken while you have a conversation with a local customer.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brown bar” (4 reviews)
“central station” (10 reviews)
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Martelaarsgracht 10, 1012 TP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place twice as it was near my hotel Only realised its history once I was there Small choice of drinks but great atmosphere and very friendly service A lovely place for a drink and relaxationMore

Thank Uday T
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Uday T, This is just a lovely review and we want to thank you for that! It is a pleasure for us to read that on your two visits to the Karpershoek cafe, you received a very nice and friendly service from our fantastic...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I went there with family friends, and learn much more about this place,yes you may read the pamphlet, excellent read, beer is not bad, you can see how clean the glasses are by looking at it, finish your beer and look at the rims in...More

Thank Steven B
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Steven B, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you stopped by and that you found the history of the Karpershoek Café interesting. It's truly one of the oldest and most representative cafés you can find in Amsterdam....More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Pub is not bad, not a lot of choice in terms of beers only larger and a small selection of cider. Nice small atmosphere prices aren't too bad. We popped in out of the rain on our way back to the bus terminal as...More

Thank Sara P
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Sara P, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear you found refuge from the rain in our cozy café and we hope you enjoyed the beer and the cider. We look forward to having you back...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

This little pub in always our first call when we visit Amsterdam. As it's straight across from Central Station we call in for a beer and sit outside to take in the atmosphere of the City. The staff are nice and friendly and the beer...More

Thank Alec W
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Alec W, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! We are delighted to hear you and your friends had a nice time and that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the beer ;) Kind regards, Cafe...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Came here for lunch. Service was good from the starts. The food was above average but not excellent. Price were standard for central amsterdam Overall would go again if in the area.

Thank scottttyh
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear scottttyh, Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the good service from the very beginning as well as the delicious food. We hope to have you back soon!! Kind regards, Cafe Karpershoek

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Well worth a visit even if it's just to have a beer. Notice the sandy floor and be sure to glimpse some of the photos scattered throughout.

Thank Suz2002
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Suz2002, Thank you for your positive review. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the typical Dutch ambiance and overall visit ;) We hope to have you back again in the future!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have known this unique place for ages, still at the time it was not yet the oldest café in town (historical evidence came afterwards). Still, it is very much a local café (with lots of seats outside too) and no posh tourist museum ;-)...More

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Dear AnnefromBelgium111, Thank you for your very detailed review. We are sorry to hear your experience has not always been great, we hope you will still keep coming to our traditional and amazing brown bar. Have a great day!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

After all trendy wine bars here in Amsterdam its not easy to find bars as they were a few years ago,Not quite ,Allo,Allo,but this is as good as it gets,a welcombe by the two gents behind the bar,they can tell where you come from very...More

Thank tchell2016
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear satchell2016, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are very happy to hear you liked our traditional brown bar as well as the beer and service! It is a very cozy and relaxed place indeed! We hope you will visit us back...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Wife and I stopped by for few drinks on our way back to our B&B. Place reeks of history a traditional Brown Bar with lovely ambience and a great staff.

Thank chache47
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Had a beer here when passing. Lots of original features, this place is old school and authentic. Nice ale, nice staff, busy when we went....try the berry beer, this is a nice option for the ladies or those who don't like lager/local darker beers. Stumbling...More

Thank Kim D
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
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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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