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The Coolest Beer Breweries of Amsterdam

What would be Amsterdam without its breweries? Places to enjoy unusual and handcrafted beers can be find at every corner of the city. Amsterdam indeed counts more than 40 beer breweries in the city center! Some of these breweries even let you around the processing steps of beer making and offer you a tasting of several handcrafted specialities. With that much places to explore, let us guide you to the best and most popular spots to enjoy a well-deserved drink. Cheers!

Brouwerij ‘t IJ
 Brouwerij 't Ij, Citylife Amsterdam

The biggest local brewery is situated in Amsterdam East. Including a tasting room with a large terrace and next to a traditional Dutch windmill, it is the perfect environment to taste several handcrafted beers. In weekends, the brewery is open for tours, which makes this place entertaining and fun.   

Funenpad 7, Amsterdam Oost  


Brouwerij Troost 

Located in the heart of the hip and trendy neighbourhood ‘de Pijp’, Troost serves their own brewed beers such as Blond, Weizen and India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) and many more, which you can combine with delicious finger food. If the sun is shining, you can even enjoy your drink on a nice outside terrace.

Cornelis Troostplein 23, Amsterdam de Pijp


Brouwerij de Prael 

Brouwerij de Prael, Citylife AmsterdamYou will find brewery ‘’de Prael’’ in the heart of Amsterdam. Taking a tour in this brewery shows you the making of a traditional handcrafted beers. In their tasting rooms, you can try-out several delicious beers, and some of them even homemade within the traditional environment.  

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30, Amsterdam City-Centre


Brouwerij Oedipus Brouwerij Oedipus, Citylife Amsterdam

Oedipus brewery is famous for the eccentric beer names such as Panty, Mama, Hosanna, Thai Thai and Slomo. This brewery is located in the North of Amsterdam and is already a big hit under the Amsterdam’s beer culture. Their beers are also available in several bars and pubs all around in Amsterdam.  

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 85, Amsterdam Noord


The Butchers Tears, Citylife AmsterdamBrewery Butcher’s Tears  

In a former butchery, situated in Amsterdam South, this brewery is famous for its I.P.A.’s, Brown ales and Strong amber ales.  While they offer a wide range of special beers, the industrial environment of this brewery is what makes it unusual and worth a visit! 

Karpersweg 45, Amsterdam Oud-Zuid  


Brouwerij de 7 Deugden, Citylife AmsterdamBrouwerij de 7 Deugden 

The newest brewery of our list finds it home in Amsterdam West. The brewers of the 7 virtues are making interesting and unique beers that are different in flavours and taste. It is also open for tours where you can experience how to brew your own special beer.  

Osdorperweg 578, Amsterdam West


Heineken Experience 

Heineken Brouwerij, Citylife Amsterdam, Heineken Experience

Finally, the world-famous Heineken brewery! If you want to dive into the most famous Dutch export beer then the Heineken Experience is the place to be. This tourist hotspot takes you to the old beer brewery where it all started in 1867. The Heineken experience learns you all about how a perfect beer is made from A to Z.  

Stadhouderskade 78, Amsterdam City-Centre 


– By Martijn ©

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