The first ever Dutch special beer bar (yes, you read that correctly) opened in 2000 with a little (financial) support from its regulars, as a refuge for connoisseurs. It might not have as many beers as its famous Belgium counterparts (Gollum, de Zotte) but the place shows the Dutch can brew more distinctive beers as well. You’ll find thirty beers on tap, which is more then its counterparts, and another 100 in stock. My absolute favorites are the beers from the Texelse Bierbrouwerij (especially the one called ‘Skuumkoppe’).
It also has a bodega, Bartholomeus, where you can have private beer tastings or a master class by a professional ‘bieroloog’. Or you can enter one of the open events.
If you don’t like beer that much, but your friends do, you can still join them, as the place serves different wines, jenevers, whiskeys and other liquors as well. Please note that the place mostly is very popular by men in their latter years. But unmistakably, it’s a fine spot for drinking with friends.
Ps. the Beer Temple (American beer bar) at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal #250 is from the same owner