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Cafe Brandon

) #1,273 of 3,180 Restaurants in Amsterdam ££ - £££ Dutch, Cafe, European
keizersgracht 157, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
3 weeks ago
“Nice atmosphere”
16 Apr 2017
“A great bar (not to be confused with restaurant!)”
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Dutch, Cafe, European
££ - £££
keizersgracht 157, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came into here by accident but the beer available is what made me stay couldn't find the same beer anywhere else the guy working the bar was very funny, Worth a quick stop especially with Da portare next to it.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Some people seem unhappy with this place because it is what it is... a great bar. No food, no coffee. An awesome place to drink beer. That's what it's for! Note: if you're bothered by stuffed animals on the walls this isn't a place for...More

Thank privaaaaate
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great smoking lounge with nice little bar at the entrance. Nice and relaxing time with friends and a beer.

Thank Jesco74
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a drink with my Partner. Service was fast and polite, and we left refreshed four beers later.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went there on a Saturday night, the weather was great so we stayed outside on the small terrace with a view on Westerkerk and the canals :) The place looks typical with lots of locals inside the bar. A good experience of a brown coffee...More

Thank Am_et_Mat
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped in and asked if they served coffee, they bartender looked at us as if we were stupid for asking, grimaced, and said no, and resumed her conversation with someone seated at the bar. The smell during the day was horrid. Like stale old...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Small bar with a smoking area! You can stand outside on a sunny day and enjoy the sun all afternoon. Nice people, perfect staff. No coffee or fingerfood, it's a bar!

Thank OMGA b
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Don't forget to visit this place. This is a must if you visit Amsterdam. Great beer and atmosphere. Beautiful place in the best neighborhood of Amsterdam, the Jordan

Thank da c
Reviewed 18 November 2015

A pub with real character. The lack of renovation has allowed decades of history to show through, enhanced by the odd and quirky ornaments. Well worth seeking out.

Thank Humphrey-Man
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Old fashioned café, famous for every inhabitant of Amsterdam. For young and old. On the tuesday evenings there's live jazz music with lots of young visitors. Whenever the weather allows it the terrace outside is crowded with Amsterdam originals and tourists. Situated near the Westertoren...More

Thank Robert Z
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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Restaurant Details

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Dutch, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: keizersgracht 157, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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great bar - smoky and old with friendly staff, customers and many types of beer