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Cafe Karpershoek

Martelaarsgracht 10, 1012 TP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 707 4566
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Lovely place!

When you got Centraal Amsterdam Station and you have no idea what to do, just go there, take a seat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rafael S
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Feel the history.

Cafe Karpershoek is without a shadow of a doubt the oldest pub in Amsterdam,it's been around since... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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The oldest café of Amsterdam. It was built directly at the harbour of Amsterdam in 1606 and used to be an inn for sailors and tradesmen. Nowadays, Café Karpershoek is a “bruine kroeg” (brown pub). Here you can have a drink in a real Amsterdam atmosphere. Have the innkeeper pour you a Heineken while you have a conversation with a local customer.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest pub” (8 reviews)
“brown bar” (4 reviews)
“central station” (10 reviews)
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Martelaarsgracht 10, 1012 TP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you got Centraal Amsterdam Station and you have no idea what to do, just go there, take a seat and drink some beer/coffee!More

Thank Rafael S
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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rafael S, Thank you for your kind review and words. Coming to the Cafe Karpershoek for a drink is always a great idea and we are happy you decided to stop by and enjoy some time in the oldest pub in Amsterdam. We look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Karpershoek is without a shadow of a doubt the oldest pub in Amsterdam,it's been around since 1606 and walking in you can feel the history . The interior is superb,all wood and tiles with a cool serving bar ,the walls are covered in old...More

Thank Neil K
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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Neil K, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience as well as a bit of history. It is truly a delight to read the positive experience you had during your visit with your twin brother. The Cafe Karpershoek is definitely a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time. The service was very good, you didn't have to wait very long for the drinks and the mood was very cozy.More

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Job s, First of all, thank you for rating us with the highest score possible and for writing this lovely review! We are delighted to hear you had a great time during your visit to the Karpershoek and, above all, it is a pleasure...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in just because it’s the oldest pub in Amsterdam. Beer was lovely and it’s a great location to sit and watch the world go byeMore

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear lknobbs, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are very happy that you stopped by and that you found the history of the Karpershoek Café interesting, the beer "lovely" and a nice spot to sit down and watch the world go by ;) ....More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We always have to look for oldest pub wherever we go and this is it. 1606, pretty old. Very small inside but lots of history. We sat by the loos that were a bit stinky so didn’t stay long but otherwise very friendly and good...More

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Dear BusySteph, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to hear you stopped by whilst visiting Amsterdam. Did you know that in 1606 the Karpershoek started as a guest house for the crew of the ships of the Dutch...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Visited this place twice as it was near my hotel Only realised its history once I was there Small choice of drinks but great atmosphere and very friendly service A lovely place for a drink and relaxationMore

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Uday T, This is just a lovely review and we want to thank you for that! It is a pleasure for us to read that on your two visits to the Karpershoek cafe, you received a very nice and friendly service from our fantastic...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I went there with family friends, and learn much more about this place,yes you may read the pamphlet, excellent read, beer is not bad, you can see how clean the glasses are by looking at it, finish your beer and look at the rims in...More

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Steven B, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you stopped by and that you found the history of the Karpershoek Café interesting. It's truly one of the oldest and most representative cafés you can find in Amsterdam....More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Pub is not bad, not a lot of choice in terms of beers only larger and a small selection of cider. Nice small atmosphere prices aren't too bad. We popped in out of the rain on our way back to the bus terminal as...More

Thank Sara P
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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Sara P, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear you found refuge from the rain in our cozy café and we hope you enjoyed the beer and the cider. We look forward to having you back...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This little pub in always our first call when we visit Amsterdam. As it's straight across from Central Station we call in for a beer and sit outside to take in the atmosphere of the City. The staff are nice and friendly and the beer...More

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Alec W, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! We are delighted to hear you and your friends had a nice time and that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the beer ;) Kind regards, Cafe...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Came here for lunch. Service was good from the starts. The food was above average but not excellent. Price were standard for central amsterdam Overall would go again if in the area.

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Karpershoek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear scottttyh, Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the good service from the very beginning as well as the delicious food. We hope to have you back soon!! Kind regards, Cafe Karpershoek

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