Café ‘t Smalle, a Brown Café (Historic Pub) in Amsterdam

A great way to take a break in Amsterdam is to check out the Brown Cafés, and Café ‘t Smalle is a great example of one of these historic pubs.

An Historic Amsterdam Pub or Brown Café: Cafe 't SmalleOriginally a gin distillery in 1786, it was restored in the 1970s, and turned into a cozy pub.
Stained glass window at Café 't Smalle, a 'Brown Café' which is what they call historic pubs in Amsterdam, HollandThe beer selection at historic pubs isn’t magnificent but we can usually find something interesting to try out – in my case a Mort Subite Kreik, described on the menu as a ‘cherry-infused beer, sweet tart flavour, 4.5%’.
A Mort Subite Kreik at Cafe 't Smalle in AmsterdamAl’s Palm Ale (Special), was described as an ‘ale, full caramel flavour, bittersweet finish, 5.4%’.A Palm Beer at Cafe 't Smalle in Amsterdam Having a third beer ‘taster’ along is always fun and in this case we had Mikey with us. He ordered a Wieckse Witte, a ‘refreshingly white beer with a delicious soft taste, 5%’ according to the menu.
Wieckse Witte Beer at Cafe 't Smalle PubI’m adding our actual tasting notes – this is one of the rare occasions that they were legible! (M) Mikey, (B) Batz, (A) Al.Cafe 't Smalle beer tasting notesThe bar snacks served at Café ‘t Smalle were pretty typical for Holland – lots of cheese, sausage and grainy mustard. There’s a ‘raw sausage’ called ‘ossenworst’ lurking under the white cheese – it tasted like raw hamburger to me with a weird texture and bland flavour. Apart from that, this was a pretty tasty plate.
A mixed snack plate at Café 't Smalle, a 'Brown Café' which is what they call historic pubs in Amsterdam, Holland Address: Egelantiersgracht 12. It’s located in the Jordaan District not far from the Westerkerk, with a canal side terrace.
Around Amsterdam: Cafe Papeneiland and Café 'tSmalle More on Holland (The Netherlands).

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