Inviting cafés and brainy bookstores ring the Spui, a favoured haunt of academics, students and journalists. On Fridays a book market...
Located in the Begijnhof, the Houten Huis sits at no 34. It dates from around 1465, making it the oldest preserved wooden house in the...
Gritty Hoppe has been filling glasses for more than 340 years. Journalists, barflies, socialites and raconteurs toss back brews amid the...
Teensy Van Stapele is a true specialist, baking just one thing and baking it well: chocolate cookies. To be specific, it's a Valrhona...
Spuistraat 334 · interesting places nearby
De Zwart information
'Not everyone has knowledge of beer, but those who have it drink it here' is the translation of the slogan on a panel above this atmospheric bar, which has an original tiled floor from 1921. Just across the alley from age-old Hoppe, De Zwart gets a different (though amicable) crowd of left-wing journalists and writers, as well as local-government people.