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Cafe In De Blaauwe Hand

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
Achter de Hoofdwacht 3, 6511 VW Nijmegen, The Netherlands
+31 24 323 2066
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest cafe” (4 reviews)
“great beer” (2 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Achter de Hoofdwacht 3, 6511 VW Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

That has been the first pub I went to when I first moved to Nijmegen since I had heard it was the oldest one in the whole country, and I must admit that even if it is not too big, the beers and the food...More

Thank Giuseppe B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to feel the old Nijmegen. Kind staff and nice drinks :) try the beers! And read the history of the oldest Cafe in Nijmegen!

Thank m s
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The Blaauwe Hand is truly world class. The bar keepers are very knowledgeable and are more than happy to make suggestions. They have a good variety of local and regional beers from the Netherlands and Belgium. The food is homemade and tastes great. There's nothing...More

Thank DayTripperNo9
Reviewed 11 June 2017

great beer and atmosphere. Was here with friends and really enjoyed it. Location is really nice and the staff is friendly

Thank Cretu A
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This used to be one of my favorite stops when visiting Nijmegen, but something must have changed. When asked for a recommendation the bartender switched to selling mode and tried pushing a beer his guest did not want. A rehearsed pitch about bitterness and fruitiness...More

Thank Tom v
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly and cozy bar which filled very quickly in the early afternoon of Christmas eve. Nice selection of beers and other drinks, including tap Delirium Noel.

Thank Wonderlandddd
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I had a late afternoon beer and a focaccia with arugula. Service was very friendly, a bit slow in the kitchen, oven issues. They recommended a great local beer. Nice vibe and atmosphere.

Thank DKF4949
Reviewed 9 October 2016

the bar is cosy and warm, the hot chocolates are very good and there are even boardgames. its perfect spot to hang out with friends for drinks when the weather gets colder.

Thank Aya E
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Staff is friendly, patient and helpful. Very knowledgeable. Menu is limited, but kitchen is excellent. You can have some light brunch type foods or a complete meal.

Thank Vera v
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Probably the best bar in Nijmegen to try different beers. The atmosphere is very cosy and the staff in helpfull and polite. Try there own specialty beer 'Rooie Tiep Top'. They do pub grub and snacks. Simple but good. A must see when in Nijmegen.

Thank Louis K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Achter de Hoofdwacht 3, 6511 VW Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Gelderland Province  >  Nijmegen
  • Phone Number: +31 24 323 2066
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