Gollem – Belgian Beers

Gollem – Belgian Beers

Another great beer bar!  Gollem has been here for decades and serves an impressive collection of bottled beers, some 200, as well as many on tap.  It’s a nice traditional brown cafe right in the city centre and a perfect place to get slightly sozzled on a rainy...
Sweet Cup

Sweet Cup

Sweet Cup Sjefke relaxed Cosy The roaster Stepping into Sweet Cup is stepping into Lisa and Paul’s living room.  It is so welcoming and relaxed.  They home roast their coffee beans and have six kinds of beans at any given time.  They choose these from a...
Joy For Two – Coffee & Cake

Joy For Two – Coffee & Cake

Wow, a coffee salon (remember a coffeeshop is something completely different in Amsterdam) that roasts their own coffee on the premises.  I sampled a cup of their homeroast named, Mokum (the old Jewish nickname for Amsterdam).  It was smooth and delicious.  I usually...
Latei – Tea, coffee and cakes

Latei – Tea, coffee and cakes

      This is one of the cutest Tea Rooms in existancve I think and the perfect place for a cuppa and newspaper or book.  It is a small quirky place filled with retro furniture and objects, loads of which are also for sale so it really a combination of...
Arendsnest (130 Dutch Beers)

Arendsnest (130 Dutch Beers)

    Yip, Dutch beers instead of Belgian beers for a change!  What a great place, it stocks beer from Dutch breweries only and a hell of a lot of them, more than 130 with loads on tap and seasonal ones as well.  The bar snacks are good too, for when the high...
Het Elfde Gebod (Tripel Karmeliet on tap!)

Het Elfde Gebod (Tripel Karmeliet on tap!)

The name means ‘The Eleventh Commandment’, named after a no longer made Belgian beer.  I love this place, it is a very dark and cosy brown cafe style rugs on the tables kind of place where I plan to spend many winter hours in beer fueled meandering chats. ...