Top 10 Craft Beer Hotspots in Amsterdam
The best places for craft beer in Amsterdam
The Beer Temple, located in the centre of Amsterdam close to the famous Dam Square features American Beer. There are 35 beers are available on tap and more than 200 from the bottle. They also have a Dutch house beer. The selection on offer is definitely not easy to find elsewhere, so it’s a great choice for those looking to try something unique. They also organise amazing beer tastings and other beer-related events!
Arendsnest is located in the centre of Amsterdam and features only Dutch craft beers. From big names like LaTrappe to local heroes like Gebrouwen Door Vrouwen, their wide selection has plenty to offer. They have about 52 Dutch beers on draft and more than 100 beers on bottle. They have a great terrace along the canals, perfect for hot days!
This brewery visit is a nice trip, particularly if you want to see a different side of Amsterdam and leave the busy city centre. Oedipus is located in Amsterdam Noord, so you will have to cross the IJ. They are open to tasting their freshest brewest from Thursday through Sunday, and don't forget to check their special calendar for beery events. The taproom and brewery are just as colourful as the labels on the bottles. A unique experience if you ask me!
Insider tip: many would say that the burgers served at the brewery, from pop-up The Beef Chief, rank amongst the best burgers in Amsterdam!
Poesiat & Kater is a brewery located in the East of Amsterdam and offers a nice and spacious taproom with delicious food and great beer. Situated in an impressive building that dates back to 1887, they also have an outside terrace so you can enjoy some outside beer drinking on warmer days. Besides the Poesiat & Kater beers, they also serve traditional Van Vollenhoven beers. The beers are super fresh, as they are brewed in front your nose and served directly from the tanks.
With six locations in Amsterdam, there sure is one on close to you. There is Gollem Raamsteeg, Gollem de Pijp, Gollem's Proeflokaal, Gollem Craft Beers, Het Elfde Gebod and Gollem aan het Water. They have between 14 and 30 beers on tap and between 150 and 250 on bottle! The selection ranges from local Amsterdam beers to Belgian beers to international beers from New Zealand.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ has really taken over the city and is available in many of the local bars. But it’s also worth paying a visit to the brewery with the iconic windmill - known simply to tourists as “the windmill brewery”. It doesn’t get much more Dutch than that! Especially in spring and summer, you can sit outside and enjoy the beers while feeling the sunshine on your skin.
Another brewery that is an absolute must-see on your list should be De Prael. Their main location is situated in the Red Light District, but they also have a spot in the Houthavens (close to Amsterdam’s Westerpark) for those of you keen to venture a bit further out. The brewery supports people that have previously struggled on the job market. They offer nice brewery tours as well as regular events. In their shop you can find a large selection of different beers and souvenirs.
Craft& Draft beer bar &beer shop on the Overtoom is close to Vondelpark and has 40 international beers on tap and more than 100 on the bottle. On sunny days you can enjoy your beer on the terrace.
Insider tip: Ask for a freshly tapped growler of 1 liter to take with you to Vondelpark, if the terrace is full! You can even borrow a cooling sleeve to keep it cool for a deposit of €7,50. You can choose from any beer on their tap, so you can take your favourite beer with you in a bottle with beer under pressure.
The beer with the iconic pink elephant from Belgium can also be found in Amsterdam. The bigger of their two locations is located right on the waterside next to the Muziekgebouw. They have 20 beers on tap and more than 750 bottles! The cherry on top is their big terrace.
Brouwerij Troost already has three locations in Amsterdam. Situated in the trendy districts of De Pijp, Westerpark and Oost, they are all perfect hotspots to take a break from sightseeing and to enjoy some refreshing beers. Their food is also great!
Apart from that, we’d recommend a visit to Butcher’s Tears and the newly-opened Walhalla tap room. Breweries Gebrouwen door Vrouwen, Bruut Bier, Cinema Brewers, De Eeuwige Jeugd, Lowlander and Two Chefs Brewing are also located in Amsterdam.
But enough said - enjoy & cheers to Amsterdam!