De Haven van Texel

Apreciating the limited audience on Texel island (population: 13,617), the Texel Brewery prudently operates a flagship brewpub in Amsterdam.

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The Zeedijk area, somewhere between Centraal Station and the Red Light District, is crowded with excellent and historic pubs, so Haven van Texel has carved out a niche with the best Texel Brewery beer on tap anywhere in Amsterdam.

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Presently, it looks like Christmas shat all over the interior. Normally, their is a gezellig chthonic ambience, with the bar and restaurant areas tastefully divided by a hanging mezzanine floor. The furnishes are quintessential ‘brown bar’, adding to the relaxing atmosphere.

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Geographically, De Haven van Texel sits on the northern edge of the Red Light District and as the name suggests, offers a haven from the more rowdy debauchery around the corner.

IMG_9611We didn’t eat anything here, apart from some standard borrelnootjes, but the gentleman at the bar ordered a fish dish that certainly smelt and looked delicious.

Venue: 5/10

Cosy without being homely.

Beer: 6/10

Good choice from the Texel brewery, lacking in depth though.

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