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Cafe-restaurant Hesp

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Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, International
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Weesperzijde 130-131 | 1091 ER, 1091 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 665 1202
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Lemont, Illinois
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593 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a ride out here to see a childhood home of a friend. On the corner, stopped into Hesp for a beer. A very lively place, even on a weekday afternoon, lots of happy, in a good mood people enjoying their day. I loved the overall feel of this bar/restaurant. It has a warm, welcoming and inviting atmosphere. They have... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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225 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

During a fridaynight we decided to go here with a group of friends. We were very lucky that they still had a table for 12 persons without a reservation. They have regular dishes like burgers, chicken and carpaccio. Perfect for a meal before going out. They have a nice collection of beers and other drinks. The vibes are great.

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Thank Aniek G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It is the ideal café: cosy decor, comfort food good beer offer and great location. It also has the café min points: a bit understaffed, can get quite noisy and the prices are a bit high for what they offer (one pays for the location too). Good for a night out with friends or colleagues.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Lovely and lively pub with good selection of beers and other liquor. In summer they have an outdoor area right by the water. But don't eat there, food is bad even by the pub standards.

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Hantaster, Manager at Cafe-restaurant Hesp, responded to this review

I wonder what you have eating, because we have not any complains about the food that we serve. Mostly if the customers complaine about the food, they complaine by the staaf. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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336 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had drinks and dinner with friends. Super good list of beers and a nice menu. The food was good and fresh - took a while to get served but service was friendly. They even offered a seasonal - game - list of suggestions. Prices are OK. Only negative is that later in the evening, the noise levels go up a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We went here on recommendation from a friend. It's just a short train ride outside of the city centre. The river was a nice change from all the canals in the centre, and our friend was picked up by boat from just outside the bar which was a nice novelty. Lots of seats out by the river, a wide selection... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great decor inside though we did sit outside on the terrace. We ordered our drinks at the bar and were served pretty quickly so avoided the wait complained at by recent reviewers. Good range of beers though and a lovely sunny terrace. Worth the trip from the centre.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Everyone that is a local in this part of Amsterdam knows about this hotspot in the summer, great location on the water, on a beautiful day there are not many places that have boat access and as much sun in the evening as this place. Pity that service is so slow, and that you can get a drink quicker yourself... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a local. It was Saturday night, there was only one waiter for 20+ tables and he was clearly rushed off his feet. Drinks fine, the food average. Definitely need to get more staff servicing the outdoor area. Nice area overlooking the canal.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The location is nice also a nice choice on the menu. But there it stops the staff can use a few lessons in hospitality and a smile cost no money. The prices are over rated The food can be better a lot better. I go always a second time when I was not happy the first time it an be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Cuisine
Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Weesperzijde 130-131 | 1091 ER, 1091 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 665 1202
Description
30 Different beers on draugth. Wine by the glass and bottle.
During the winter-time on Sundays Live-Music from 16.30 Hr.
Big terrace at the Amstel river.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?