December 10, 2002
I had an opportunity to speak with Peter van der Arend, the owner, who is a certified beer specialist, having studied in Belgium to become a beerologist. He has realized his dream of being able to introduce people to the wonderful Dutch beers from small, little-known breweries, with the opening of ‘t Arendsnest in July of 2000.
‘t Arendsnest is located in a lovely old building on the Herengracht canal. The room is long and fairly narrow, with dark wood paneling, wooden floors, and wooden tables, chairs and bar stools. Decorative copper pieces and large lamps lend a cozy air; this is a wonderful place to relax with a beer or two. Definitely an off-the-beaten-path spot, I think I was there only tourist there.
Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 4:00 PM to 12:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 4:00PM to 2:00 AM. Via tram, take 1, 2, 5, 13, 17 or 20 from Centraal Station, and get off at the stop just by Nieuwe Kerk; you’ll find yourself by the Magna Plaza Shopping Center. Walk west on Molsteeg, the street immediately north of Magna Plaza, and then turn north at the Herengracht. For further information, call (0)20 421 2057, email ‘t Arendsnest at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out www.arendsnest.nl on the web.
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