Best of Amsterdam

Best Local Breweries

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Amsterdam’s beer culture is growing rapidly and craft breweries are taking over the city. Craft breweries are the small, independent and authentic beer breweries that aren’t afraid to play with funky flavours and forgotten – or new styles of beer. These are not the type of breweries interested in brewing pilsner or lager beer, those light and easy-to-drink beers with little taste.

Brouwerij ‘t IJ

Brouwerij ‘t IJ is by far the oldest and most well-known of the craft breweries in town. Since 1985 the beers of Brouwerij ‘t IJ have stolen the hearts of Amsterdam’s beer lovers. The beers can be described as full of flavour and character. They are naturally brewed and most of them can be called …

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Oedipus Brewing

The hottest brewery in town started only 3.5 years ago and just opened its new brewery and taproom in Amsterdam North. Founded by four friends with a good sense of quality, creativity, innovation and humour, Oedipus creates a new small-batch beer every two weeks. These beers are spreading like a virus around cafes, bars and …

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Brouwerij Troost

One and a half years since the opening of the first brewery, Brouwerij Troost recently opened a second venue at the Westergasfabriek area. At this location, Troost can brew larger amounts of beer and will be able to bottle the beers, so you can even take them home as a unique souvenir.

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De Bekeerde Suster

Located in the touristic heart of the city, De Bekeerde Suster is an authentic and pleasant combination of a brewery, café/brew pub and restaurant. The café offers freshly brewed beers, but also more commercial beers from the big, well-known brands. The food menu consists of comfort food and Dutch pub-food classics with a ‘beer twist’. …

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