There's sand on the floor, stained glass Tiffany-style lamps hang from the ceiling, large mason jars of nuts and marinated vegetables are stored next to the beer taps and a carved billy goat’s head watches everyone disturbingly from its perch above the bar. On the other hand, De Doelen is firmly rooted in the 21st century. The coffee it serves is produced by a fair trade collective in Bolivia, good alternative music emanates from the speakers and you’re not allowed to smoke inside. Needless to say, the Belgian and Dutch beers on draught are quite good and its small terrace on the canal is tempting to any passer-by in the summer.
Open 09:00-01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00-03:00, Sun 10:00-01:00.
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