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Het Dokterje

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A noteworthy and pleasant tavern that serves beer and the popular...

A noteworthy and pleasant tavern that serves beer and the popular "geneever," a local drink made of gin.

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Must Go Pub In Amsterdam

Het Dokterje (Café t'Doctor)is in my opinion one of the must go pubs in Amsterdam and one that will stick in your memory for a very long time.Opened in 1798 and claiming to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2016
Stephen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Het Dokterje (Café t'Doctor)is in my opinion one of the must go pubs in Amsterdam and one that will stick in your memory for a very long time.Opened in 1798 and claiming to be Amsterdam's smallest pub'this pub was founded by a surgeon who worked in a nearby former hospital and was the hangout of doctors and medical students.This pub... More 

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Rovio, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Really tiny place, with a collection of dusty furniture and a eccentric owner that just matches the look of the place. Lovely atmosphere for a drink and a beer. But be warned, the barman will want to talk to you:-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Het Doktertje (Cafe t'Doktor) is one of the best pubs in Amsterdam.Tiny little place full of character and very very old (openened 1798) the place is dusty a bird cage is hanging above bar and has about a 100 years dust on it.The man behind the bar is a gentleman who treats locals and tourists the same.Very small inside must... More 

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Thank Stephen K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Tiny bar crammed with dusty rubbish, playing background jazz. The barman helped us choose genevers. Pleasingly weird

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

I don't mind the dust and cobwebs on the walls, chandeliers and ceiling, but having dirty glasses is unacceptable. Not to mention the unfriendly service. This place is in the heart of the city and should be welcoming to all visitors, not just the locals.

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Tampere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2011

We went in to this bar without knowing what's behind the door. As we sat down we quite soon paid attention to those very old lamps on the ceiling with dust on them. My husband went to ask wheter the dust is real and the bartender, a real gentleman, said, yes they are over 100 years old. That's where the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2004

The best bar I've ever been in. Cozy, messy, delightfully dusty. Kind of like getting invited into someone's basement. The silver bar top is beautiful and the bartender is a pleasure to talk with. The trick is finding it open, because, as a family run business, they only seem to open it when they want to. But, when you do,... More 

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