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Café Gollem serving Special Beers for 30 years.

In 1974 Café Gollem was the first café in Amsterdam which served Belgian and other foreign beers. Café Gollem is located at Raamsteeg 4 in Amsterdam between the Spuistraat and the Singel in a former century old liqueur distillery.

It all began 30 years ago with a pioneering café owner (Gerard Nooter) who brought in some of the best Specialist Beers from Belgium with a rental car. These Special beers were such a hit that local beer distributors started importing these Ales themselves.

In Michael Jackson’s Beer Atlas from 1977, two unique Dutch café’s were mentioned in the ‘Netherlands’ chapter: Jan Primus in Utrecht and café Gollem in Amsterdam.

There are 3 Gollem bars in Amsterdam now.

The first one is, Café Gollem

A cozy brown café in Amsterdam stocked with specialist beers.

The first pub in Amsterdam serving specialist Belgian beers, and a friendly place to meet anyone from a top Dutch lawyer to a local plumber. We serve over 200 different kinds of bottled beers, of which 95% are Belgian, and some are exclusive. We stock the exclusive Westvleteren, as well as a few other rare Trappist beers. There are 14 beers on tap, from which 7 change frequently.

Opening times: Weekdays 16.00-01.00 hrs. Weekend 12.00-02.00 hrs

Raamsteeg 4, Amsterdam
Trams 1,2,5 and numerous buses pass nearby. A short walk from Spui, in-between Spuistraat and Singel.

The second bar, Biercafé Gollem


It is one of it’s kind in Amsterdam with a a great stock of Specialist Belgian Beers, and other well known International Beers. We stock over 150 bottled Beers some of which are exclusive. There are 14 beers on tap, from which 7 change frequently.

. It is located in the Pijp (see directions below). We welcome you to a great choice of Special Beers from Belgium and all over the World. We can also organize various Beer Tasting Sessions for groups of Friends, Students or Business relations. Please contact us for more information.

Located in between the ‘Heineken’ square (behind the former Heineken Brewery) and the Albert Cuijp Market in the Pijp, Amsterdam.

Daniel Stalpertstraat 74, Amsterdam
Trams 16, 24 and 25

The third Gollem, is called Gollem’s Proeflokaal.

Gollem’s Proeflokaal is one of a kind in Amsterdam with a great variety of Specialist Belgian Beers, and other well known International Beers. We stock over 60 bottled Beers some of which are exclusive. There are 22 beers on tap, from which a large amount change frequently. We also serve delicious food. Our menu consists of different classic Belgium dishes, like stew, mossels, trappist cheese fondue etc.

We can host groups up to 150 persons.

Overtoom 160-162, Amsterdam
tel. 020-6129444
Tram 3, Tram 12, Nightbus 353 pass nearby.
A short walk from the Leidseplein.
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