Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Terraces on Amsterdam’s Leidseplein serve Holland’s most expensive drinks. That is, you pay premium prices for a simple cup of coffee or a standard glass of beer. Coffee will set you back €2,30, and the beer €2,70. You’re not likely to find half a liter of beer (a pint, more or less) going for less than €5,00.
The terraces at Rembrandtplein, also in Amsterdam, rank as second most expensive in the country accirdubg to a report by Consumentenbond, a consumer information service.
The report shows that prices for drinks enjoyed at outdoor café’s in Amsterdam are eight to nine percent higher than the nationwide average.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Instead I had a nice Leffe Tripel from a bottle for €2,40 and sat outside in the sun (or whatever was left of it). Looking for a nice place in Oud West? I would definately visit De Toog if I were you.
Whats the big news in Amsterdam? Well, there's a new brewery in town! It used to be in the outskirts of Amsterdam, but it has moved top the Red Light District. De Prael has bought a building and has opened the store. The brewery and pub which are connected to it will open this month. They'll be open from 9:00 until 16:30 every day!
Brouwerij de Prael, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30, 1012GD, Amsterdam, T 020 4084470, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I drank a Brand beer (€2,00) and found out that they've also got La Chouffe, Wittenkerke, Zatte from the IJ brewery and a beer I'd never heard of before: Lousberg... I bought the bottle (€3,00) and it's in my fridge now waiting for me to be opened. This is a nice place to relax and just have a chat... Go there after a hectic night out, just for a nightcap.
I didn't really join in because dancing is not my thing. Instead I just spoke to some colleagues and stood at the bar. We got 3 drinks for free. The beer we were drinking was called Salitos and if you want to buy a bottle, you have to spend €4,00, ouch!
The only other beer they had was bottled Heineken. Wouldn't have a clue what the price of that was though. All in all, a very loud, red painted bar with a dance floor and expensive beer where, I assume, there are huge crowds of young drunk people in the weekends... Mwoa...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Café Vrijburcht on the J.O. Vaillantlaan in IJburg sell beer for €2,00.
Bar Babou in Hotel the Dylan on the Keizersgracht sells it for €3,50.
The Grand on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal sells it for €3,50 as well.
Then there is the Amstel Bar on the Professor Tulpplein: beer, €3,75.
The Pulitzerbar on the Prinsengracht has it for €3,00 and so does the College Hotel on the Roelof Hartstraat.... Top of (not my) bill is Hotel Hilton on the Apollolaan, with a Whopping, ridiculous €5,00!!!!! That's $7,25... That's 11! former Dutch guilders. DON'T GO THERE!!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Waldorf - Elandsgracht - Beer €2,00
Bep - Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal - Beer €2,20
De Nieuwe Anita - Frederik Hendrikstraat - Beer €1,80
Pakhuis Wilhelmina - Veemkade - Beer €2,00
Studio 80 - Rembrandtplein - Beer €2,20
Flexbar - Polonceaukade - Beer €1,80
11 - Oosterdokskade - Beer €2,50 (How dare they!!!)
Sunday, September 9, 2007
So... Défilé... During the day it looks like a big lunchroom and at night it still does... The only good thing about this place is their rotating bar. Beer goes for €2,10 and it's Warsteiner.. People who go there probably all work at the World Fashion Centre, cuz there are a lot of "suits". They got Heineken, Amstel Malt, Wieckse Witte, Duvel, Palm, Corona, Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel in bottles but that definitely does not make this a good place... Not impressed, better start looking for a better bar in the same neighborhood.... If I had to rate this place I'd give it a 4 out of 10! Crap!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
It's in a totally different area of Amsterdam so I'm sure there'll be some brandnew bar reviews coming up soon starting with the bar I'll go to on Friday, Défilé. The first party at my new working place... And I've got another 2 parties coming up :)
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Music there is fine... 70's and Andre Hazes.... They show football on big screens... Nice people and prices are not too bad.... Thats all I've got to say about this place. Vaasje? € 2.00....
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Beware! Most of the places down below are Rock bars, so if you don't like rock music you might aswell not go. It's just a pity all these bars open up so late... In the near future I'll go to all of them and see whatelse they've got to offer.
Because this is a beerblog I'll only give the beerprices. But I can tell you in som of these places a glass of wine is the same price and a glass of Wodka just TWO Euro's!
OT301 on the southside of Vondelpark, beer €1,50, only open after 21:00.
MKZ on the Eerste Schinkelstraat, beer €1,00, only open tuesdays through thursdays after 19:00.
OCCI on the Amstelveenseweg, beer €1,20, only open after 21:00.
Molli in the van Ostadestraat, beer €1,00, only open after 21:30.
Vrankrijk on the Spuistraat, beer €1,00 only open after 21:30 and
The Minds also on the Spuistraat, €1,40, only open after 21:00.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
That's nice.... Grimbergen Blond 33cl cans for €0,90 cents if you mention my Blog at the Cracked Kettle.
You can find them at Raamsteeg 3 in a small alley between the singel canal and Spuistraat directly across the street from the Belgium beer cafe Gollem. They are about a 5 minute walk from Dam square and are open daily from 12PM-10PM. For more information call them from Amsterdam at 020-6240745 anytime. Outside the country call +31-(0)20-6240745.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Mark Bowles, industry analyst at IBISWorld, said the drop in alcohol content would mean a "significant saving" for the brewer.
"Our estimate would be that they could save potentially between $10 million and $20 million," Mr Bowles said.
More conservative estimates put the excise saving at $5 million to $10 million.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
If you're in to loud music € 2,00 Heineken and very nice people.... Then go and visit the Cave...
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Beers? Cracked Kettle has about 200 different ones. The Bierkoning more then 1000!CK - 0, BK - 1
Price? Cracked Kettle is more expensive then De Bierkoning.CK - 0, BK - 1
Service?, The guy in the Cracked Kettle didn't say a word and didn't offer his help.
The girl at De Bierkoning offered me to order the beer I was looking for (Radlinger) from Germany.CK - 0, BK - 1
Extra's? At the Cracked Kettle they only sell beer. At De Bierkoning they've also got books, glasses, t-shirts, giftpacks etc. etc. etc.CK - 0, BK - 1
Area? Well, I do have to give the Cracked Kettle 1 point here... Why? Well they are opposite Gollem and De Bierkoning isn't.CK - 1, BK - 0
Final Score:Cracked Kettle - 1, Beerkoning - 4
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Heineken, the world's fourth largest brewer in terms of sales, is controlled by the Heineken family which has a 50.05 percent stake.
Carvalho-Heineken is the great-granddaughter of the company's founder.
People here are very easy to talk to. They basically just walk up to you and start talking to you. Cafe Soundgarden in Amsterdam is a meetingpoint for people who are into various styles of 'alternative' music, from grunge to surfpunk and on top of it all, on sunny days you can relax on their beautiful terrace (facing the west, so always sun) along the canal. So you can even come by boat!
Unfortunately the city council has decided that the whole block of buildings has to disappear because there's going to be a big square, but when that's going to happen noone knows. Until then you can still drink Heineken there for € 1,80.
Monday, May 28, 2007
The breweries they've got beer from are: jupiler, stella artois, hoegaarden, leffe, la chouffe, de koninck, hertog jan, achelse kluis, bellevue, chimay, duvel, orval, palm, rodenbach, vedett, westmalle and liefmans.
All in all I like it and eventhough the price is of the beer is too high, the rest of the prices are quite normal (leg of rabbit with treacle and black plums for € 12,50 ain't a lot and is the most expensive thing on the menu).
On top of it all, the toilets must be the most beautiful and the cleanest in the whole of Europe.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
"The people who use the bar usually just have a beer or two while they do their laundry," said Zach Brandon, 34, part-owner of Laundry 101 and city council member in Madison.
Brandon came to Madison from Ohio in 1998 to open a hybrid mix of Internet cafe and laundromat, but all that's left of that plan is a $7,000 espresso machine under the bar.
"There are eight coffee shops, not counting two Starbucks, within a few blocks of here," he said, kicking the espresso machine.
"So that idea went out the window pretty fast." Instead, Laundry 101 serves an array of beers including local brews such as Capital Brewery's seasonal Maibock ale -- made in Middleton just outside Madison -- catering largely for students from the nearby University of Wisconsin-Madison.
It's a Saturday night, but unlike other downtown bars serving the 41,000 strong student body here, Laundry 101 is relatively empty with just a few students using the washing machines and driers, surfing the web or having a beer.
"Saturday is actually one of our quietest nights, it's far busier during the week," Brandon said.
While the bar only brings in a small portion of Laundry 101's business, bar tender Allie Gilman, 21, said there are many regular customers, plus the occasional tourist. "It's generally a fun, easygoing crowd we get in here, people who want to kick back with friends while they wash their clothes," said Gilman.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
In the mean time I've found another little cafe in De Baarsjes, near Mercatorplein, where you can eat as well, with a terrace outside (facing west, so sun all day), it's called Cafe Cook. I haven't been in yet but it looks very nice. Jupiler: € 1,90.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Amstel € 2,00
And in bottles:
Natte and Zatte... Mmmmm.
Thursday I went back there and then to Montmartre after with Heineken, Heineken Ice on tap, Heineken Longneck, Wieckse Witte and Amstel Mald in a bottle to watch the semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest. Friday.... Kale again, then Bitterzoet (see below), Saarein and Soundgarden. And.....
Saturday I went to the Meibock Festival and then to a friend after to see the Eurovision Song Contest Finals... Pffffffffff, Quite a week....
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Brouwerij 't IJ
De Snaterende Arend
Onder de Linden
De Dolle Brouwers