Tasting Rooms in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is known for its beers and Dutch spirits like ‘Jenever’ (gin). Of course you can taste beer and jenever in every Bar or Brown Café, but the special tasting Rooms (‘Proeflokalen’) have a large range of beers and spirits. Some beers and spirits are even brewed locally at the same place!
Brouwerij het IJ
This famous local brewery is located next to a windmill. You can directly enter the brewery from the tasting room and see the brew-kettles and barrels. Brouwerij het IJ is very popular by locals, especially during summertime when you can enjoy different beers on the terrace outside.
They offer guided tours: every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 3:30 pm. Fee is € 4.50 per person (including 1 beer).
Funenkade 7 | Mon-Sun 2pm-8pm
Brouwerij De Prael
Brouwerij de Prael is located in the heart of Amsterdam at the ‘Oudezijds Voorburgwal’ (red light district). This brewery started in 2002 and came with the idea of naming their beers after famous singers from Amsterdam. Visit the brewery and tasting room to enjoy a lovely local beer.
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30 | Tue-Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 1pm-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm
The former Heineken Brewery, where the beer was brewed for a 100 years, has been transformed into an interactive experience; a tour through the dynamic world of Heineken. It is a great experience to learn a bit more about the history of this famous brewery. And of course drink a Heineken Beer yourself at the end of the tour. Read more →
Stadhouderskade 78 | Mon-Thu 11am-7.30pm Fri-Sun 11am-8.30pm
In de Wildeman
In de Wildeman is a tasting room with 17 beers on draft and over 250 different bottled beers from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, USA and the UK. This tasting room is situated in a former Amsterdam distillery in the old city centre.
Kolksteeg 3 | Mon-Thu 12pm-1am, Fri & Sat 12pm-2am, Sun closed
Arendsnest is a beer tasting room serving Dutch beers. They have 30 beers on draft and 100 Dutch beers in total. This tasting room in Brown Café – style is located at the Canal Belt on the Herengracht. Besides beer they serve a large selection of wine, Jenever, and Single malt Whiskey.
Herengracht 90 | Sun-Thu 2pm-12am, Fri & Sat 2pm-2am
Dated 1679 Wynand Fockink’s tasting room is the oldest distillery and tasting room in Amsterdam. Inside this picturesque tasting room you will find a large selection of Old Dutch liqueurs and jenevers. Every Saturday at 12.30 pm there is an English spoken guided tour. You do not need to subscribe for this tour but make sure you are on time as full is full.
Pijlsteeg 31 | Mon-Sun 3pm-9pm
De Admiraal – Distillery de Ooievaar
“A.van Wees distillery de Ooievaar” is the last one of authentic distilleries in Amsterdam. You can taste their specialties like Old Dutch Jenevers and liquors in tasting room ‘De Admiraal’. This tasting room is located at the Canal Belt and is one of the most beautiful decorated tasting rooms in Amsterdam with distillery kettles, old distillery tools and wooden barrels.
Herengracht 319 | Mon-Sat 4pm-12am, Sunday closed
Reypenaer Cheese tasting room
If you are more a kind of foodie you can visit the Reypenaer Cheese tasting room. Besides beer and jenever, the Dutch are also famous about their cheese. You can personally taste the flavor and qualities of the Reypenaer cheeses having a historic ripening process, unique in the Netherlands. Every cheese tasting session lasts roughly one hour and caters for a maximum of 20 people per tasting.
Singel 182 | Sun-Mon 12pm-6pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm
You can also taste Dutch jenevers & cocktails at The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience
Map Tasting Rooms in Amsterdam