This was a new place to us at the top of Amsterdam’s Red Light district. Slap bang next to t’Apjen is Het Elfde Gebod. Translated literally Elfde Gebod means the Eleventh Commandment, so I guess that makes it Thou Shalt Not Get Found Out.
It’s a lovely little wood paneled boozer with about eight draft and hundreds of bottled Belgian beers.
“We only serve Belgian beer in here” said the bar keeper proudly as if “none of that Dutch muck” was about to follow.
It didn’t and fortunately the prohibition of Dutch beverages did not apply to oude Jenever, although Belgium along with two provinces of France and two German federal states are allowed by the EU to produce the distinctive ancestor of gin which must contain at least 15% malt wine. Jonge (young) Jenever may only have up to 15% malt wine.
At the rear of the pub is this rather nice leaded light.
Blow the picture up and see if you can find the penguin.
Pint of draft beer about €5 upwards.