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Int Aepjen

Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8401
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Cosy old Brown Bar

The In 't Aepjen is one of Amsterdam's old cosy brown bars. It's located on Zeedijk, less than five... read more

Reviewed today
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Monkey Bar

Had read that Int Aepjen is one of the oldest pubs in Amsterdam so this seemed like a good place to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brown bar” (7 reviews)
“monkey bar” (7 reviews)
“tiny bar” (4 reviews)
Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 626 8401
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Reviewed today

The In 't Aepjen is one of Amsterdam's old cosy brown bars. It's located on Zeedijk, less than five minutes from Centraal station.

Thank PhilWilkinson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had read that Int Aepjen is one of the oldest pubs in Amsterdam so this seemed like a good place to have our first drink. Cosy, wooden and authentic, it was crammed full of Dutch and primate paraphernalia.

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I wanted to have a drink here but the man behind the bar was so rude I didn't bother. It's a fantastic but don't dare to try and take a photo, even if you are spending money there you will be told not to.

Thank JulesatSundial
Reviewed 17 August 2017

One of my favorite spots for an after work drink with friends. Small café with only 5 tables. Good selection of beer. Wines do not give you a headache and the snacks are excellent. The "bitterballen" come from the Proeverij across the street and taste...More

Thank X10Amsterdam
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It does not look extraordinary, nothing much stands out. But a closer look at the place and you begin to see monkey art or decor. So I did a bit of digging on the internet and found out about it's unusual history. Apparently this is...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We stopped in here for a couple of beers. Very very good beer menu, helpful barman who steered us in the right direction and great history. Sadly there are no longer any monkeys hanging around, but also happily no fleas either!

Thank Sue1974
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Worth a quick visit as this is tagged the Oldest Bar in AMS. It is named after a monkey, so there is plenty of that kind of decor. It is quaint and a nice place to grab a beer. Service is typical of AMS in...More

Thank JeanV22
Reviewed 26 June 2017

On the plane over, we overheard someone talking about this, calling it the Monkey Bar and saying that it's one of their brown cafes (dark but cosy wooden interiors with stained walls and ceilings). So we of course had to go because why would someone...More

Thank Layla W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Based in one of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the red light district and very close to Centraal Station this tiny bar is full of atmosphere and many ape-related artefacts. The bartender was welcoming and very efficient in dealing with all the orders. Prices...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

A cozy little spot near Central Station at the top of the Red Light District. Teeny tiny little bar with a friendly barkeep and lots of Ape related paraphernalia to look at. A wide selection of beers but drink the Apejen Beer it's really tasty!

Thank Levi C
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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