Proeflokaal or tasting room located in one of Amsterdam's last two wooden houses built in the 15th century.
Long ago tough seamen used to come here to quench their thirst. After many mugs of beer clever members of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) pushed a contract under the nose of these drunkards.
The next morning, after they had slept off their hangover in one of the rooms above the café, the sailors discovered to their horror that they were recruited by the VOC. They were now committed to a perilous months-long expedition to the East.
On the menu
In 't Aepjen has an extensive selection of Dutch jenevers (gins) and draught and bottled beers.