Cafe in de Wildeman

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last reviewed on 16-Nov-2011

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Address: 3 Kolksteeg, Amsterdam, 1012 PT, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 638 2348
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu noon-1am, Sat noon-2am
Style: Beer bar
Recommended for: Beer
Price guide: Value
Food: Bar snacks


This pub is housed in what was formally a jenever and liqueur distillery's tasting house. The premises used to be dedicated to the production and sale of spirits and liqueurs but today this wonderfully old-school and unpretentious pub is all about the appreciation and enjoyment of beer.

Wildeman boasts a superb range of over 200 bottled and seventeen beers on draught. Most are Belgian and Dutch brews with Trappist beers a house speciality. However, there's also a good range of beers from around the world. Remember that 'triple' beers are lighter in style and 'double' tend to be rich and dark. If undecided, ask one of the knowledgeable staff for a recommendation.

Wildeman is tucked down a narrow pedestrian street and I can think of few better ways to spend an afternoon than sipping a Trappist beer on one of its outside wooden benches, eating Trappist cheese & pumpernickel and contemplating ordering meatballs.

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