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The Pilsener Club

Begijnensteeg 4, 1012 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
623 17 77
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Superb Brown Cafe

This atmospheric brown cafe is located in a narrow alley to the rear of the English Church in the... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Brian H
Great beer and Service

Went here with my fiancé, they opened at noon. Had couple great beers and place started to get... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Stanley M
Houston, Texas
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1 Jun 2017
“Superb Brown Cafe”
10 Dec 2016
“Great beer and Service”
Begijnensteeg 4, 1012 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
623 17 77
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This atmospheric brown cafe is located in a narrow alley to the rear of the English Church in the Begijnhof area. It is a one room brown wooden-walled bar with no actual bar - all drinks being served from a tap room at the rear...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went here with my fiancé, they opened at noon. Had couple great beers and place started to get packed. Great service and good local pub feel. Recommend it to everyone.

1  Thank Stanley M
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is the real deal local pub. Tourists are not welcomed with open arms, but not tossed out on their ear either. Just slip into the groove and you'll be fine. Of all the bruin cafes we have been to this is the most authentic....More

1  Thank I2925GRstepheng
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Great time visiting this pub. First heard about it from Anthony Bourdain and we always go to one of his recommendations when we travel. This is in the middle of the most touristy spot but hidden so well from the Tourists. We had fresh sausage,...More

1  Thank Unclesogg
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This bar is great. Very well decorated, great beer, friendly staff too! Very obviously where some of the older local Dutch hang out. Really cozy!

1  Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 10 October 2015

It's weird to read all these positive reviews for this place. Me and my wife got there early and the bar was empty (seems it has just opened). We sat and the barman (typical tall Dutch guy) didn't do anything about our presence. I stood...More

1  Thank VictorFMS
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Just around the corner from the Begijnhof and into a little street is De Engelse Reet (English buttocks). The name is etched in the window, just in case you walk by it, as we did. We were looking for gin or rather Jenever. This famous...More

Thank RoentgenX
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This ancient brown bar (also known as De Engelse Reet) is tucked away in a little alleyway off the main pedestrianised shopping street Kalverstraat. It's a new dimension for licences premises - a bar with no bar. Well-dressed gents in collars and ties serve drinks...More

Thank KennyMacD
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Superb selection for beer fans, and unique serving experience. Well worth a visit in comfortable, traditional surroundings.

Thank BNB17
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Cafe De Pilsener Club (or De Engelse Reet) is an original "brown cafe" in the Beginhof district, just off the Beginhof gardens. There is no bar as such on the premises, but drinks are served from a separate area to the rear. The place...More

Thank Dave G
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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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