Amsterdam is famous for Dutch spirits known as Jenever and beers. These are served in nearly all the bars and Brown Cafes. However, the better choice is to head to one of the many tasting rooms with a wide range of beers and gins. Some of these drinks are brewed locally and you can taste them in their freshest form. Below is a discussion of some of the best tasting places in Amsterdam.
Brouwerij De Prael
Brouwerij de Prael is situated in the center of the Amsterdam city, at the red light district. This brewery is functioning since 2002. They have made it a point to name their beers after the singers of Amsterdam. Taste great local beer by visiting the place on your Amsterdam tours.
This brewery has been in operation for 100 years. It was the official brewery of Heineken Company. The place has been transformed creatively into a world of interactive Heineken Experience. You can also understand more about the elaborate history of the famous brewery and the company. You may even conclude your tour by having a Heineken beer.
This is a place that serves Dutch beers and has over 100 Dutch beers and 30 beers on draft. It is situated in the Canal Belt on the Herengracht. Besides, the tasting room is made in a Brown Café model. There are numerous varieties of Single malt Whiskey, Jenever, and wine available here.
Brouwerij Het Ij
This is a local brewery located close to a windmill. In summers, this place will be buzzing with visitors, as it would be possible to taste the beers and gin from the terrace of the place. Furthermore, you can enter the brewery directly from the tasting room and watch the kettles and barrels lining up the room. On every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, they conduct a guided tour through the place.
Wynand Fockink’s tasting room is known as the oldest tasting room in the country and was established in 1679. The place is very attractive and you can find many jenevers and Old Dutch liqueurs here. Wynand Fockink also organizes a guided tour at 12:30 every Saturday.
In De Wildeman
In de Wildeman is a relatively large brewery. It has more than 250 different varieties of beer from countries like Germany, Belgium, the UK, the USA, and the Netherlands. Besides, it has 17 beers on draft. It is located in the old city center and used to function as an Amsterdam distillery.