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The Old Sailor

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Jolly Roger.

Visited as in rd light area. Of all the pubs we visited this had the best atmosphere. People from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stuart A
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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Great Atmosphere. Fun bartenders.

Stopped in while just walking around the red Light District. Had a beer and great conversation with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kim B
Strongsville, Ohio
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A Oudezijds Achterburgwal 39, 1012 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 624 7739
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited as in rd light area. Of all the pubs we visited this had the best atmosphere. People from variety of nations all chatting and getting along. Barman was efficient and friendly. Beer was excellent. Great pub.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in while just walking around the red Light District. Had a beer and great conversation with the bartender. Friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend you stop in for a beer. Felt like I made new friends after only being there 45 minutes!

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this bar, right in the heart of the red light district. It’s always so busy. They play fab music. Authentic decor along the lines of seafaring theme.... You can sit near the window and watch people walking the streets and looking at the...More

Thank Pinkfish01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic pub to visit whilst wondering around the Red Light District although be warned, due to its location and very lively atmosphere, it can get extremely busy with large groups on a weekend. It is however, the perfect place to people watch...More

1  Thank PFaulkner84
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the old sailor yesterday, we found the staff very aggressive and rude, we ordered our drinks eventually wanted to pay by card were told no cash only although everyone else were using cards! So my advice is steer clear of this one

Thank djwaldjwal
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Very busy bar in the heart of the red light district, of all the bars we visited this was by far my favourite, had a very vibrant feel to it and service was fast and efficient.

Thank NumberZen
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Great old traditional pub right in the middle of Amsterdam’s red light district. This is one of the best known pubs in the area and is always busy with tourists. Lots going on in the area around the pub and plenty to see and do...More

1  Thank Travelingjohn123
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Stopped for a couple of beers on Thursday night and it was packed. Managed to get a seat on the bench outside which was brilliant for people watching. If you are in Amsterdam just go.

Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a beer on a Friday night and it was super busy, we could barely get inside the building and to the bar area to order. Make sure you go early to try and get a good spot!

Thank joshreimann
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great spot to hang out and have a drink. You could sit inside at tables or bar or also outside on a large bench across the front. You could enjoy your drink and view the red Light District activity with leisure.

Thank sunshinesmilea8
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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
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17 March 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
no food just beer 😁
17 April 2017|
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Response from TurkishYeti | Reviewed this property |
I don't know sorry. I think it is just a pub now.