There are abounding abundant places to alcohol beer in Amsterdam, so why not plan to absorb an black on an Amsterdam pub crawl? There’s no bigger way to adore some of the best ability beer in Amsterdam, accommodated some new people, and accept a absurd time in Amsterdam.
Last time we were in Amsterdam, we went on an organized beer bout with a adviser who knew aggregate there was apperceive about the beer arena in Amsterdam. He helped us acquisition all the abundant spots that serve ability beer, and there are a lot these days! Ability beer has absolutely taken off all over the Netherlands.
A beer bout in Amsterdam, whether it’s a planned bout or done on your own, is a abundant way to acquisition out area the best beer can be begin in the city. If you appetite to accumulate it easy, you can book a guided pub crawl, like we did (you can book a abundant one by clicking here), or you can booty some addendum from us – we’ve got a abundant account of beer spots – and put calm you’re own self-guided Amsterdam pub crawl.
Where to Appointment on a Pub Clamber in Amsterdam
You can appointment these pubs in order, based on the map below, or you can actualize your own version. There are six beer stops all together, including pubs, breweries, and beer stores. They’re all aural walking ambit of anniversary other, mostly in the centermost of Amsterdam, so they’re accessible to airing to from any centrally amid hotel.
1. Brewery De Prael
2. Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman
3. Proeflokaal Arendsnest
4. De Bierkoning
5. Beer Temple
6. Bierfabriek Amsterdam
When to Go on an Amsterdam Pub Crawl
They all accept altered hours, so be abiding to analysis afore you adjudge area to go next. The best time to go is about 3-6pm. All of these spots are accessible during those hours, and it won’t be absolutely as busy, so you can hopefully get a stool at the bar. Of course, if you like added of a affair atmosphere, don’t appearance up until about 9pm.
Stop 1: Brouwerij de Prael
There’s no curtailment of beer choices at Brouwerij de Prael. In fact, they accept the best centralized brewed beers of all the places we visited in Amsterdam. At any accustomed time, there are apparently 10 or added beers on tap. They accept their approved calendar — a Weizen, an IPA, a Scotch Ale — forth with a few seasonals and collaborations.
You can sit in the brewpub, grab a stool and adhere out at the bar, or you can sit alfresco at a barbecue tables. We awful acclaim spending abundant time to try a few tasters of beer and a snack. They accept a abounding aliment menu, but we like to crumb on Dutch candy like bitterballen and frickandle. They go altogether with beer.
Hours: Open every day starting at noon, until 11pm or later.
Stop 2: Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman
This beer tasting allowance is amid in an old Amsterdam distillery. The autogenous is actual applicable of the atmosphere. Austere beer drinkers will adulation it, and you can be abiding they serve the beer in the proper confined glass. It’s a acceptable abode to go to try so abounding altered beers, or to acquisition a admired that you can’t acquisition anywhere else. They accept 18 beers on tap, and 250 bottled beers to accept from. While the capital focus is on Dutch and Belgium beers, like bounded ability beer and trappist beers, they do accept some outliers in the collection, from England, Germany and America. Pub candy are served to go with your beer selection.
Location: Kolksteeg 3, 1012 PT Amsterdam
Stop 3: Proeflokaal Arendsnest
Arendsnest is the abode to go for Dutch beers only. You’ll acquisition a wine ambit of Dutch beers actuality that you won’t be acceptable to acquisition anywhere else. Of the 400 breweries now in business in the Netherlands, this bar serves 50 of them on tap and addition 100 in the bottle. The bar itself is classy, with a rich, board autogenous architecture and a comfortable atmosphere abounding with adolescent beer lovers. If you appear to be about on Monday evening, they host a approved beer tasting from 6-7pm on Mondays.
Hours: Accessible every day from apex to midnight (2am on Fri and Sat)
Stop 4: De Bierkoning
This abode isn’t absolutely a brewery, but we anticipation you could use a bit of a blow and a change to attending about a abundant beer abundance in amid pubs. De Bierkoning has one of the best selections of beer I’ve seen, including beers from all the major beer cities about the world. It’s absolutely fun aloof to attending at the options and maybe acquirement a few to booty with you to alcohol in your auberge room. If you’re a beer adept at all, you charge stop by for a peek.
Hours: Accessible every day from 11am-7pm (12pm on Sunday)
Address: Czaar Peterstraat 233, 1018 PL Amsterdam
Stop 5: Beer Temple
Beer Temple absolutely focuses on small-batch American beers. We were blessed to see a cardinal of our admired Northwest beers lined up forth the bank abutting to the extensive, 60 canteen list. But we weren’t in Amsterdam to try American beer. We capital to try some different and absorbing Dutch beers.
I’m not big on hoppy bitterness, so I tend to stick with darker, maltier beers. I approved the Birrificio del Ducato Mikkie Cattivella Creme Brulee Administrative Stout, which rang in at 9.5% ABV and was buttery and delicious. Nick loves all things hops and believes the college the IBUs the better, so he approved the Big Fat Bristles Bifold IPA with 75 IBUs, which was brewed by Het Uiltje abnormally for the 5-year ceremony of BeerTemple, and activated some of our acclaimed Northwest hops. Best of both worlds.
Hours: Accessible every day apex to midnight (2am on Fri and Sat)
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, 1012 RR Amsterdam
It was such a nice day that we sat at an alfresco table and ordered their two beers that are brewed in-house. I had the Nero, a aphotic porter with chocolatey and balmy flavors. Nick had the Rosso, a bittersweet red ale with fruity, malty flavors. Again we took a quick bout of the interior. Admitting the baby facade, the abode is astronomic inside.
How air-conditioned is this? They accept beer curtains at every table. You can absolutely serve yourself beer at your own table. While they don’t accept a ton of aliment options on the menu, they do serve a abode specialty of charcoal-grilled, chargeless ambit craven that looked appealing delicious. They additionally serve atom at the table to eat with your beer.
After you’ve fabricated it about to the bristles pubs and one beer boutique on this list, we apperceive you’ll accept a abundant bigger compassionate and acknowledgment for Dutch beers, as able-bodied as adamantine to acquisition bottled beers of the world. It’s a absolutely fun pub crawl, and we achievement you adore it.Like this post? We’d adulation if you’d allotment it on your Pinterest board.
Laura is the architect and editor of the biking blogs Savored Sips and Savored Journeys. She is committed to administration the best advice about drinks begin about the world.