Brown bars can range from high-end watering holes to comfortable neighborhood grottos, but all are characterized by their 16th-century inspired wooden decors and stained walls that have slowly aged from years of smoking beer lovers. Brown bars are similar to British pubs but, in true Amsterdam fashion, they stay open later than their Anglo-Saxon counterparts (usually till 1 or 2am). With their warm, antiqued interiors, these gems are hands down the most charming bars in Amsterdam.
Belgium isn’t the only country with great beers in Europe and Proeflokaal Arendsnest is here to prove that to you. This bar offers a wide selection of exceptional Dutch microbrewed beers with a variety of flavors, ingredients and alcohol content. Patrons have the choice of over 130 beers from more than fifty small Dutch breweries and the staff is friendly and excited to educate customers on their choices. Proeflokaal Arendsnest has the quintessential brown bar décor but also offers an outdoor terrace, which is situated right next to the iconic Herengrachy canal. The crowd consists of locals, expats, and travelers looking for a quality brew in an old-world setting.
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