Café Westerdok is situated on the corner of the Westerdoksdijk and Barentszplein overlooking The Ij, part of the former Zuiderzee. The Cafe was first establlished in 1899. After aquiring the Cafe in 2006 Steve personally renovated the bar with help from family and friends before re-opening. The historical character was preserved. Steve runs the Cafe with his lifetime partner Adelina Landman and their son Justin.
Steve knows his beer
Steve is a beer lover and is very passionate about it. His Cafe can rightly be called a special beer Cafe with ten on draught and an even larger assortment of bottled beers ( approx.60 ) Various Abbey ales, all readily available Trappist beers from Belgium and The Netherlands. Various Geuze, wheat beers fruit beers and English beers. Naturally the well known beers from Brouwerij t' IJ in Amsterdam are also available.
Steve has a free house which means he is free to determine the beer selection himself as he has no commitments to any brewery whatsoever. The house wine like the beers is of good quality and is supplied by the well known Amsterdam supplier " De Wijnkelder". Spirits that can be expected in a Cafe are also available.
Smokers section, billiards & darts.
Cafe Westerdok has a separate very well ventilated 55 sq/m lounge where smoking is permitted, this is not allowed in the normal bar area. There is also a billiard table and two dart lanes in the lounge.
If you like good beer then Cafe' Westerdok is the place to be, Steve takes exceptionally good care of the entire beer installation, he cleans the beer lines & taps personally after every barrel change, to ensure the highest possible quality. Abbey ales, Belgian special ales or just a nice cold pilsener, all served at the right temperature in the appropriate glass, yours to enjoy! If you ask, Steve will share any details and anecdotes he knows that apply to your beer. We give tasters of our draught beers to help you choose, or let Steve surprise you with something nice from a bottle.