beer tour – breweries and café’s in Amsterdam

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You don’t actually have to be a beer lover to enjoy this tour; it takes you to beautiful authentic breweries and nice old specialised café’s in the centre of Amsterdam that you will love anyway. But when you do like beer it is even better, because there will be many opportunities to taste some very special ones.

Take a look at the tour map and make your choice for one of these do it yourself tours:

The short tour:

  • takes about 2 to 3 hours (not including drinking time, so the tour might take a little longer)
  • is a walking tour
  • skips the first two stops on the map and in the description

The extended tour:

  • takes about 4 to 6 hours (also not including drinking time)
  • you need to take public transport or to rent a bike for this tour
  • includes the first two stops

1. Heineken Experience
An interactive experience that reveals the secrets of brewing Heineken
Stadhouderskade 78, Amsterdam
Daily from 11.00 till 19.30 hrs., € 17,-/online € 15,- (adults) and € 13,- (kids)

2. Brouwerij ‘t IJ
Brewery of very authentic beers, in a windmill
Funenkade 7
The Tasting Room/Pub (with a great sunny terrace) is open daily from 14.00 to 20.00
Tours through the brewery on Fri, Sat, Sun at 15.30 and 16.00 hours: € 4,50

3. De prael
Brewery, shop and tasting room at one of the oldest spots of Amsterdam
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30
Opened Mon – Fri  9.00 – 17.00 hrs
At 13.30 you can join a guided tour, without reservations (not on Sunday and Monday).

Tasting room/Pub
Oudezijds Armsteeg 26
The tasting room offertes great snacks besides the beers
Opened Tue – Sun 11.00 – 23.00 hrs

4. In de wildeman
Café situated in a former distillery, serves beer from the Nehterlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK
Kolksteeg 3
Open: Mo – Thu 12.00 – 01.00 hrs, Fri and Sat 12.00 – 02-00 hrs

4. ‘t Arendsnest
Dutch beers only, they serve about 350 different ones
Herengracht 90
Open: Sun – Thu: 16.00 – 00.00 hrs, Fri and Sat: 16.00 – 02.00 hrs

5. Beer Temple
The first American Beer Bar of Europe
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250
Open: Mon – Thu 16.00-01.00 hrs, Fri – Sat: 16.00-03.00 hrs, Sun 14.00 – 22.00 hrs

6. Gollem
The first café in Amsterdam that specialised in Belgium and other foreign beers
Raamsteeg 4
Open: Mon – Thu 16.00-01.00 hrs, Fri – Sun: 14.00-02.00 hrs

7. De Bierfabriek
Restaurant in a working brewery, simple but nice
Rokin 75
Open: Sun – Thu: 12.00 to 01.00 hrs, Fri and Sat: 12.00 – 03.00

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