Cafe Slijterij Oosterling is one of the outstanding and most remarkable bars in Amsterdam. Not only because it is on a convenient spot close to the Grachtengordel at the corner of Utrechtsestraat and Frederiksplein, but also because of its unique atmosphere and history. The family Oosterling started here in 1877. Nowadays Oscar and Marcel from the 4th generation of Oosterling family are serving you and they are professionals and friendly. Brand beer on tap, so there we go!
When I enter Oosterling it’s like time stood still here and it feels like coming home. The interior is great. The old wooden barrels that were used way back when to ship the beer are witnesses of a time gone by. The stone floor and the low counter add to the unique setting of Oosterling. The low counter dates back to the time that the VOC (East India Company) traded spices, coffee and tea here starting in 1735.
All the various bottles of different whiskeys, vodka, champagne, jenevers etc. add an extra colourful dimension to the scenery. Oosterling is not only a bar but also a liquor shop which is very convenient when you want to take a bottle home. For a kopstoot, I drink a Brand beer and an Oosterling old jenever, their own label! The Amsterdamse ossenworst from Louman, combined with leverworst, cheese, some pickles and mustard go well with the beer and make me stay longer. Bitterballen, kaasstengels are ordered from a snackbar around the corner, it does not get better!