On Kingsday the 27th of April we go all out with a big stage outside. And then there’s stand up comedy in the shape of Ken Parson’s Ironic Curtain Comedy Club, spoken word by Word Up and and open mic improv theatre jam by Improganga. While the above are all in English, our monthly pop- or pub-quiz is in Dutch.
Sean Taylor is a superb guitaris with a raw and original style, but don't take our word for it. Here's some reviews:
“‘’Superbly tailored songs’’ **** DAILY MIRROR
’’Articulate ... Compelling ... Brilliant’’ MOJO”
n absolutely superb guitarist... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, Radio 2
''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror
''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine
''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine
"A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch" Guardian
''The lyrics are absolulety amazing'' BBC Introducing
"My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding
"Formidable and skilled...recalls Chris Isaak.' (Four Stars) Uncut
"Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... his talent might yet puncture the mainstream" Classic Rock 8/10
''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro
"Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb
"Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling ... A classic album" MaverickMagazine
''Bold and brilliant masterpiece'' Folk Radio UK
''Remarkable'' Danny Thompson
"Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year...Exceptional. Expect a Mercury nomination'' Love Music Hate Racism
"The raw beauty of the guitar and piano...raw, cliche free; tugs at the soul" Acoustic Magazine
"Prodigiously talented singer-songwriter...touchstones would be Tom Waits and John Martyn'' R2 Magazine
''Great!'' Willy Vlautin
''Let the soothing sound of Taylor's soft, smoky voice engulf you like mist on an autumn morning'' Morning Star
''Characterised by his soft smoky voice, superb guitar playing and lyrical intensity'' Irish World
''Calm, collected ... sensual. Hypnotic'' Guitar and Bass Magazine
"Beautiful...driving...an album I have come to love" (Nominated for album of the year) Fatea Magazine
''Effortlessly beguiling...quite superb...this classy and understated work assuredly evokes the ghost of John Martyn'' Blues Matters
''A massive young talent...the voice of a poet...superb" Flying Shoes
''Chase The Night confirms Sean Taylor as one of the country's leading roots rockers'' - Get Ready To Rock
Convinced? STARTS AT 17.00!
Look, I'm not going to introduce this guy overly. He was No Means No's guitarist. No Means No was one of the best live bands of the 90's and beyond, period. Tight as yoga pants, angry and loveable at the same time. But that was then and this is now.
Tom has already made 4 solo albums, and he will be playing his own music in his own time at his own pace. It doesn't get more punkrock than that, really.
STARTS AT 20.00!
From his slightly weird Facebook page:
Music of the musical genre
Full band members:
Tom Holliston: post modern dichotomy of suave meeting sophisticated.
Heroic and epic.
George Kennedy movies
24The number of different beers we serve, 7 of them on draft
862The amount of hours it took to revive the spot from the former sorry state it was in Blood, sweat and an awful lot of painting from our friends, a.k.a. The Rebel Alliance. Some of them have proved themselves to be Jedi's.
64The amount of people involved to bring this monster to life From plumbers to painters, from grafitti artists to designers, from sound engineers to electricians; awesome people from all walks of life.
BeerWe have eight taps, two of which are reserved for our regular ale, the absolutely wonderful Weihenstephan pilsener, and one for the Hefe Weisse from the same Bavarian brewery, with a history of almost a thousand years the oldest official brewery in the world. We’re proud to be one of the few café’s in Holland serving this pilsener from draft.
The other taps contain mostly local beers, ranging from IPA’s to triples.
weihenstephaner pilsner 5% – vaas
weihenstephaner pilsner 5% – pint
weihenstephaner hefe weizen
weihenstephaner hefe weizen 5%–pint
brouwerij ‘t ij, zatte 8%
Brouwerij jopen, mooie nel ipa 6,5%
Brouwerij Bruut, gajes 8%
texels skuumkoppe 6%
BIER VAN HET MOMENT
strongbow cider 5%
bear apple cider 5%
boon kriek 4%
brewdog, punk ipa 5,6%
BRUUT Soelaas 7%
brouwerij ‘t ij, zatte 8%
BRUUT STENNIS 5,5%
karmeliet tripel 8,4%
la chouffe 8%
oedipus mannenliefde 6%
oedipus thai thai 8%
pilsner urquell 4,4%
ij natte 6,5%
ij IJWIT 6,5%
hard liquorIn our search for the right stuff we always go for quality. If that means avoiding the big factories, even better. Our tequila for example is 100% agave, we have a very honest Venezuelan rum and a Scottish peat whisky from Islay that will make you want to call your loved ones.
WHISK(E)Y / BOURBON
Glenmorangie 10 yrs.
GLENLIVET 12 yrs.
Laphroaig 10 yrs.
pampero anejo especial
TEQUILA / mezcal
tequila corralejo blanco
tequila corralejo reposado
tequila corralejo anejo
mesqal curzano rojo
Mezcal nuestra soledad
Remy Martin V.S.O.P.
Filliers 5 yrs.
Filliers 8 yrs.
DAMRAK AMSTERDAM GIN
103, brandy de jerez
Eau de Vie
grappa nonino vendemmia
weduwe joustra berenburg
wineSo much to say, so little time. But we’ll try: we have two whites and two reds. Our organic housewines are a wonderful white blend from Spain, containing sauvignon blanc, verdejo and airen grapes, and a robust red tempranillo from the same country. Above the rim we have a more bodied and complex white pinot grigio and a very tempting sangiovese di Toscana, ripe with fruits, both, of course, from Italy. We also serve prosecco, and, perhaps surprisingly, a more than decent sweet white from France as well as an elegant Spanish rosé.
Sauvignon Blanc-Airen-Verdejo - Green Trail, Spanje - biofrisse citrusfruitaroma’s, tropisch fruit, zacht, dorstlessend
pinot grigio di veneto - Cavazza, Italiewit fruit, amandelbittertje, kaneel, nootmuskaat, verleidelijk
tempranillo - Green Trail, Spanje - biolichte houtrijping, rood fruit, laurier, vriendelijk
sangiovese di toscana - Caparzo, Italieaardbeien, zwarte bes, zeer soepele tannines, mensenvriend
wine of the season
prosecco frizzante 0,20 lLa Goioisa, Italie
prosecco frizzante 0,75 lVallotaj, Italie
blanc moelleuxAllure (sweet)
tempranillo roseGreen Trail, Spanje - bio
kopke port, ruby
coffee & teaSince coffee is probably the most important commodity on the planet, after clean water and love, we treat this subject seriously. The beans are grown in Brazil by Bruno Souza, whom we met when he was in Amsterdam. They’re roasted in Noord, just across the water, by Kees Kraakman and his boys, a.k.a. Keppler. Dilmah is a family owned tea company from Sri-Lanka, producing some of the finest Ceylon tea’s in the world. A part of the proceeds go into projects for local farmers.
cappuccinomedium or strong
fresh mint tea
soft drinks & juiceWe’re living in exciting times when it comes to soda’s and juices; lots of small but passionate companies around Europe are creating pure and tasty alternatives for the usual suspects. Our cola is from Hamburg’s own Fritz-Kola, and it actually tastes better than you-know-what. Special shout out goes to Agroposta, a juice with all natural fruits and herbs, handpicked in a.o. Croatia. Yes, you read that right, and we’re not even kidding.
fritz kola Light
LIPTON ice tea
KINLEY bitter lemon
AGROPOSTA LIMONADEelder blossom, sage, raspberry, lemon of lavender
tomatojuice 100% pure
olmenhorst apple - bio
schulp orange - BIO
schulp apple/elderberry - bio
schulp pear - bio
Charlies mixed nuts
sea salt / sweet chilli / cider vinegar & sea salt / Cheddar cheese & onion
Di Casa Rinaldi, Italia
homemade organic sweet snack
fried food by grandma bob
mini beef croquettes
VEGETARIAN MINI CROQUETTES
mini cheese croquettes with rocket(v)
Curry Wurst*, Brot, sla, tomaat und Charlie’s Geheimsaus
*200 gram, by Brandt & Levie
NICOLE’S quiche (V)
slice of organic quiche with tzatziki, lettuce & tomato
triple layered toasty by clubtosti