Despite being dead busy with my new Scottish book, I took some time off on Saturday to visit yet another new beer pub.
It's getting impossible to keep up with the beer scene in Amsterdam. John Clarke tipped me off about another new beer bar in the Pijp, Foeders. I thought I'd best check it out. Especially as it seemed rather more pub-like than last weeks visit, The Wateringhole. Having a Dutch name is a good start.
Foeders is located in a slightly out of the way bit of the Pijp, close to the Amstel river. It's also next door to the most extravagently attractive appartment building on the whole of Ceintuurbaan. Annoyingly, the tram stop that used to be directly outside the pub has been discontinued. Bastards at the GVB.
The lovely leeded glass door panel sets a pleasant tone on the way in. Once past it, the lingering smell of paint betrays how recently the place has opened. There's a definite Amsterdam feel inside, though with a few modern touches. The green paint scheme always makes me think of Amsterdam's jenever bars, which are lovely old pubs. At the back is a tiled fireplace. Typically Dutch.
The long bar down one wall is surprisingly low. Though you do sometimes see that in older Amsterdam pubs And there's a pretty carved bar back.
Overall, pretty good. Not bland at all and with a definite Amsterdam feel. Only real negative point: having the draught beer display on the back wall above the door to the ladies lavs, well away from the bar and the taps. Not very handy.
As for beers, there's a mix of old Belgian favourites like La Chouffe and Rodenbach, some local stuuff like Ij and Oedipus, plus some craft stuff from further afield. Not that I'm going to drink American beer in Amsterdam. You've no idea what condition it's going to be in.
A definite win for the Amsterdam pub scene.
Here's a few more photos:
1074 CZ Amsterdam.
Tel: +31 6 36593100
Sun - Thur 12:00–01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00–03:00