Interesting facts

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Many of Amsterdam’s 1200+ bars and cafés are known as so-called ‘Brown Cafés.’ This is in reference to their dark but cozy interiors: woody surroundings framed by nicotine-stained walls and ceilings. Even some of the newer pubs are carefully decorated in this - “we’re older than other cafés” - style.
    Amsterdammers see their local bar (’kroeg‘ in colloquial Dutch) as an extension - or sometimes even replacement - of their own living room. Whether you read the newspapers over your daily cup of coffee, meet a friend for lunch or a quick bite, or imbibe a few beers after work, for many people their favorite bar inevitably becomes a home away from home.
    The best way to find a brown café is to simply walk around and pop into the nearest place that looks like it would fit the description.
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I've been telling my wife this about bars for years but she ain't buying it:wink2:
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special