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Int Aepjen

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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My favourite bar in Amsterdam, love it!

This bar is a quirky, dark, atmospheric old bar with a great history! It is apparently where sailors came to drink and look for work in the 16th or 17th century. It has lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma E
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar is a quirky, dark, atmospheric old bar with a great history! It is apparently where sailors came to drink and look for work in the 16th or 17th century. It has lots of quirky wooden decoration and objects to look at, preserving its old character, the bar staff are very friendly, as are the locals that drink there... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit family and friend in Amsterdam frequently and this is quite simply my most favourite bar in the whole of the city and perhaps anywhere!! It is so relaxing and choc full of history and tradition. A fine example of a true hostelry.

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LLanelli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This characterful brown café is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the city, one of the only two remaining wooden buildings in the whole of Amsterdam. It dates all the way back to 1475, and there’s been a tavern on the site since the 17th century. The name translates to "in the monkey" in English, and the place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

It is small, cosy, I have been in bigger meetings rooms, but it's my favourite bar in a city full of very good ones. With it's proximity to the central station it's always my last port of call when leaving the city. It is a true bar, with a mature crowd who know how to enjoy a true beer house.... More 

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Thank Stephen_Lloyd
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband enjoyed this traditional bar on a Saturday afternoon.the barman was friendly and we loved chatting to him. Sending our love from Scotland xx

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Thank heatherburns2015
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent brown bar in Amsterdam, lovely drinks available and they've done it up perfectly, monkeys everywhere! I would advise timing your visit well though, as it's a small place and it quickly becomes a 'standing room only' bar

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Thank Helen P
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Marvellous but small bar full of character history and monkeys. For its position near central station and red-light area customers seem to be predominantly Dutch. Beer and gin excellent. Plays good music too. Worth visiting if you can fit in!

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Thank John H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is one of our all time favorites. Whenever we're in town we end up having a "jonge" (Dutch gin) at In 't Aepjen. Somehow there's always a table or chair free, the barman's always friendly and the atmosphere is always great. There's nice mix of locals, visitors from out of town and interested tourists. If you want "bitterballs" they... More 

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Thank Engelpa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is one of my favorite cafes (pub) in Amsterdam. It's probably there for 500+ years and is simply full of great atmosphere. There's always a mix of locals and tourists, never too many young people which I regard an advantage, and is a place to simply sit down and talk with your friends or people around you. Or just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you want to see a great old brown bar in Amsterdam this is a great place. Inside is very small, can take up to 15-20 people max and very authentic with monkey carvings everywhere. However, don't expect polite and smiling service here. The staff clearly comes from old Dutch tradition that held the bars for years and can come... More 

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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