5 x cool breweries in Amsterdam

Brewing your own beer and opening up your very own brew house seems to get more popular each year. In 10 years Amsterdam went from only 5 bigger breweries to more than 50, mostly small independent microbreweries now! That number has tenfold and that means that nowadays you will find plenty of choices in Amsterdam brewed beers at local bars and in the stores. 

Of course, the most famous brewery in Amsterdam might be still Heineken on the Stadhouderskade, but this is actually not operating as a brewery anymore. So we came up with 5 alternatives to check out, so taste their beers and have a good time!

1) Brouwerij 't IJ

Located in a former bathhouse and windmill in the East of Amsterdam, you will find Brouwerij 't IJ. It's probably one of the most interesting places for beer tastings, so we definitely recommend you checking it out. The brewery was founded in 1983 and in 2013 they had to build a second brewery to meet the demand for their beers. Nowadays all the beers are brewed at their second location, but for the tasting room the beers are brewed at the original brewery. Besides the tasting room, you can do guided tours in the brewery too!

http://www.brouwerijhetij.nl/ - Funenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam

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2) Two Chefs Brewing

Two Chefs Brewing are euh.. two (former) chefs brewing! Started in the kitchen of the restaurant they worked at, and now years later in their own brewery! They run the biggest micro brewery in Amsterdam. Microbreweries are brew houses that brew beer on small scale and are independently owned. Two Chefs Brewing are famous for their funky and colorful beer bottles, and for the taste too of course! They don't offer guided tours, but there's enough events and parties they host in the brewery.

https://twochefsbrewing.com/ - Moezelhavenweg 6, 1043 AM Amsterdam

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3) Brouwerij De Prael

De Prael is another gem in the world of breweries in Amsterdam! Their beers come in so many varieties, double, tripple, blond, weizen, malt, ipa's, dipa's, you name it and they serve it. De Prael is also a place where people with distance to the labour market work, so that they can get experience. That plus the great taste of their beers make it a highly recommended brewery to check out.

They have two locations in Amsterdam, one in the west with tasting room and outdoor seating and one in the center with guided tours. 

https://www.deprael.nl/ - Nieuwe Hemweg 2 (West) and Oudezijds Armsteeg 26 (city center)

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4) Butcher's Tears

Butcher's Tears? Salty much? No, their beers with interesting names as 'Lost in Space' and 'Misery King' are definitely worth trying! It's a small, independent brewery in Amsterdam-Zuid on a raw industrial area close to the Olympic Stadium. But don't get me wrong, it's a very hip and unique place to visit. Their tasting room is opened daily, expect mondays and tuesdays, from 4pm until at least 9pm!

https://butchers-tears.com/ - Karperweg 45, 1075 LB Amsterdam

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5) Brouwerij Troost

Brewery Troost is last on the list, but definitely not least. Started in 2014 and already opened up two more location in Amsterdam. The first brewery opened up in a former monastery in De Pijp. And then quickly two more locations were opened, one in Westerpark and one in the East of Amsterdam. They also have their own distillery, where they turn their beers into gin's and bourbon's. And then in the brewery in Westpark they make their own lemonade too. Check it out!

https://brouwerijtroost.nl/ - Cornelis Troostplein 21 (De Pijp), Land van Cocagneplein 1A (East) and Pazzanistraat 25-27 (Westerpark)

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