I have a special affinity for the Netherlands. I’m partly Dutch by blood (also German, French, Irish and Norwegian), and have always felt at home when I visit the country. Then this place comes along and I think – well, why not?
Dutch pub is one of the few paces that serves draft Krušovice (tank 12°, unfiltered 11°, and an odd 11.5° wheat beer) in addition to the predictable (but palatable) Heineken. They also have a reasonable collection of whiskies and rums, as well a pretty good wine list.
“Dutch” is not usually a type of cooking I think of when deciding where to eat out. But damn if some of this stuff isn’t pretty good – veal broth with tomatoes and homemade noodles, burgers, grilled meats, fresh daily fish, potato croquettes with bacon fat and cheese (!), a couple of Czech standards for the die-hards, and sometimes things like Dutch hot pot (yum). They also have a breakfast offering, including eggs (scrambled, soft boiled, fried or omelette), or a Dutch breakfast of ham, grilled bacon, fried eggs, Gouda and Maasdam cheese, red beans, toast, jam, bread, juice and coffee (for only 205kc, which is a good price.)
There’s also a shisha bar, and the decor is fun and funky (check out the coolest urinals in town – french horns!) The service is also a couple of steps up from regular Prague service – they actually seem to want you to enjoy yourself.
All in all, a welcome addition to the center. Proost!