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De Prael Proeflokaal & Brouwerij

#911 of 3,058 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Bar, European, Pub, Dutch
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Oudezijds Armsteeg 26, 1012 GP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It took us a good 20 minutes to get any of the servers' attention. Another 15 minutes to come back with a menu. Fairly quick with the first beer and taking our food order, but then close to an hour getting the food. Unbelievable, the place wasn't terribly busy. What looked like it could be an interesting place was destroyed... More 

Thank BJCamada
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife for dinner. Overall the burger was great and I reallt enjoyed the bitterballen. Despite being right next to the coffee shops and red light district, it was calm and tranquil which was nice. What let them down was the fact that they accept debit cards but not Mastercard or visa. In this day and age,... More 

Thank Gianfranco M
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We were told about this great bar at a local restaurant and we were not disappointed. really friendly staff and again the Bittenballen was fab as well as the other food we tried. Great for craft ales!

Thank beannie500
Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Excellent selection of beers, good wine also. Lovely ambience. Great for a steak and a few drinks. Really buzzy and busy. All nationalities and ages, lovely mix of people. Staff also friendly and helpful.

Thank beesleycandj
Borlänge, Sverige
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This Place was a really good stop after walking the streets of Amsterdam for a while. Nice beer and the food looked ok even though we didn't try it.

Thank Tunhuken
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Beers were good until we got the tasting menu. They were ok but a couple ones in there that were dodgy. The food was like standard pub food nothing to write home about. They had one meatball dish that looked like a plate a vommitt. (No my words but my friends) although It did look unappetising , saying that my... More 

Thank Lemorte69
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I got the feeling we arrived a bit too early (mid afternoon), as there were only a few other people in there and we felt a bit like we were bothering the staff by ordering. Luckily for me the beer was great, and I love the venue, such a great space, will definitely be returning when it's a bit busier.... More 

Thank Daniel W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We alway's make a visit to this wonderful tap room to sample some of the best tasting beer's you will find in this great beer mad city. I love going here,the wonderful canalside setting,the superb interior,great furnishing's and superb pubby decor , it really is a place to enjoy their fine range of beer's and just chill out. Amsterdam was... More 

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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We went there with some friends for beers, the place was packed and it was difficult to find a free table. When we finally got one we ordered burguers and one rib eye, the food was good nothing to say about that but it took one hour to prepare. I had to remind the waiter twice about our food. Apart... More 

Thank Xile1982
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely relaxed venue, nice decor, great craft beers. try the sample menu of beers if you are unsure, or just work your way through the full list

Thank Helen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Armsteeg 26, 1012 GP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighbourhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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