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The Old Sailor

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Absolute Gem Of A Place

Stopped for a couple of beers on Thursday night and it was packed. Managed to get a seat on the... read more

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Interesting Pub

We stopped in for a beer on a Friday night and it was super busy, we could barely get inside the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lively busy pub in the red light district, always seems to have a good friendly atmosphere.l and nice vibe. Has great people watching opportunities. Especially if you manage to get the right table. Only downside is the men’s toilets, what is all that about!? sort...More

Thank Lewis S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right smack in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red Light District sits one of the best pubs in Amsterdam. This was not my first visit and will not be my last. No food, just great beer, lots of TVs for sports, and one of the best...More

Thank brernick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Good beer. Excellent music. Great for people watching. Really great bar staff...... worth a visit.

Thank Tjspain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That will make no sense to anyone but to two of the friendliest bartenders I've ever met. The bar was great. Atmosphere great. Just all around a great experience.

Thank chadb80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel recommended this pub as a safe place to go and experience the red light district at night. It was fun, lively and packed. We had a great time. People watching was amazing. You step out of the pub and you are in the...More

Thank Zinny1946
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner came across to Amsterdam for a long weekend. I was here five years ago and swore that I'd return...and here I am now. Our second visit this weekend for a couple of "quick" drinks...hours later, we're still here enjoying the atmosphere....More

Thank Marianne W
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

For many years this pub has functioned as a beacon for me. It never really changed. Football on TV, decent beer on tap (Heineken, Wieckse Witte, Guinness), friendly and joking staff, tables at the open canal side windows, excellent spot to lounge, watch the crowds,...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
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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.