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Int Aepjen

Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8401
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Character Bar in Old Amsterdam

Based in one of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the red light district and very close to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian H
Tiny bar with big character

A cozy little spot near Central Station at the top of the Red Light District. Teeny tiny little bar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Levi C
Denver, Colorado
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Zeedijk 1, 1012 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 626 8401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Based in one of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the red light district and very close to Centraal Station this tiny bar is full of atmosphere and many ape-related artefacts. The bartender was welcoming and very efficient in dealing with all the orders. Prices...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cozy little spot near Central Station at the top of the Red Light District. Teeny tiny little bar with a friendly barkeep and lots of Ape related paraphernalia to look at. A wide selection of beers but drink the Apejen Beer it's really tasty!

Thank Levi C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, laid back, old fashioned interior, wooden furniture, some brass touches, good amount of bottled beers, La Chouffe, Leffe, some IPAs and of course Aepjen beer, or Monkey Beer. Good, friendly crowd. Very nice spot to sit on a stool, look around at myriad bric-a-brac...More

Thank rutgerek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very small gem of a bar hidden in the red light district, very historical and nice friendly atmosphere. Great range of beers and top service, would recommend highly and would definitely return.

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Giving this place only average rating might to some seem tight, but at the end of the day it is one of many small bars in and around Amsterdam, yes it has history, some other do not, yes it has old historical items in the...More

Thank kelandchez
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This bar struck us as very authentic and intreguing. The decor is full of curious items, the drinks included a lot of local specialties not found in every tourist trap, and the vibe in general was very cheerful. The bartender was very serious and not...More

Thank Toni M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great little place, obviously very old, but in a charming and dignified sort of way. Friendly and helpful service, beer options should please everyone. Once you enter it feels like a completely different world from the outside. Relaxing, good for a conversation or people-watching while...More

Thank plmhns
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Came across this place on a list of obscure attractions; its claim to fame is its namesake - apparently sailors would come here and occasionally pay in apes (Aepjen) when they ran out of money. A friendly bartender and seemed to be a place for...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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...More

Thank Emma E
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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.

Thank shawzy2016
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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