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Breweries in Amsterdam

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Renowned for its architecture, art, culture, history, and yes, those “coffee shops”, the city of Amsterdam offers something for every type of tourist, hence the city’s growing popularity as a targeted European vacation destination. However, international and local connoisseurs of beer and wine respect the city for producing some of the finest alcoholic beverages in the world. The following is a list of our top picks for breweries in Amsterdam.

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Heineken Brewery – the Netherlands most renowned beer, it has oftentimes been referred to as a brewery and a fun house all rolled into one. The brewery tour is conducted in English which is a testimony as to why it is a particular favorite of UK and US travelers. A tour of the Heineken Brewery has been called the highlight of many international traveler’s vacation attractions.

Amstel Brewery – another home brew of the Netherlands, the Amstel Brewery is another popular favorite of international travelers and locals alike. Heineken International actually took over the brewery in 1968, but it was originally founded in June of 1870, so there is a lot of history involved with this facility. Drank primarily in the city of Amsterdam, the beer eventually found its way to Indonesia and the UK, but it would eventually be introduced in the US as well.

Brouwerij De Prael – this is Amsterdam’s smallest brewery but don’t let that fool you. The facility brews two 500 liter batches of beer per week. The stronger beers are typically aged for a month whereas the weaker ones age for only 10 to 14 days.

Brouwerij ‘t Ij – this brewery was built beside a huge, classic Dutch windmill. The brewery was originally built and used as an oat-grinding facility. You’ll find a wide assortment of some tasty beers here and it is more of a pub atmosphere while not being used as a brewery.

Bavaria Brewery – the Netherlands’ no. 2 brewery, unfortunately this brewery caters to the cheap and nasty sector of the beer industry in the country.

Grolsch – temporarily operated 3 breweries until 2005 when their newer brewery was constructed in Boeklo. As a result, the two other breweries that were located in Enschede and Groenlo eventually closed down.

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

2 responses to “Breweries in Amsterdam”

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  1. Martina Ferrari says via Facebook:
    November 17th, 2010 at 21:04

    chissà se c’è anche la nostra adorata bettola cinese!!!!

  2. Esther Lloyd-Taylor says via Facebook:
    November 17th, 2010 at 22:39

    Heineken is FABULOUS!! especially if you go on your birthday:)

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