Tasting Rooms   Proeflokalen

specialised in beers and traditional liqueurs

All establishments on this list have experienced and passionate staff who love to tell you more about different types of Dutch beers or geneva.

In the 17th and 18th centuries Amsterdam was the centre of the European beer and spice trade, and out of this grew a tradition of distilling 'medicinal' spirits, that developed into a full range of liqueurs.

Proeflokalen (Dutch word for tasting taverns) specialise in these alcohols, and they have a disturbingly large range of beers and traditional liquors that you will never have heard of.

renowned proeflokalen in Amsterdam

home brewed draft beers

aandepoel Brouwerij 't IJ

In a windmill located tasting room with a large terrace during summer

Funenkade 7 / Oost

18 types of geneva

a van wees A. van Wees

Genever and liqueur tasting room

Herengracht 319 / Canal Belt

beer, liquor and lemonades

Brouwerij Troost De Pijp Troost

Produces beer, liquor and lemonades in a former monastery in De Pijp in Amsterdam Zuid

Cornelis Troostplein 21 / De Pijp

liqueurs and genevers tasting

wynand Wynand Fockink

From 1679. Dutch and Belgian Jenevers in a back alley of Dam Square

Pijlsteeg 31 / Old Centre

oldest proeflokaal in town

aepjen Café In 't Aepjen

Old sailors' tavern near Centraal Station and IJ Waterfront

Zeedijk 1 / Old Centre

50 types of draft beer

Arendsnest Arendsnest

Beer from Dutch breweries

Herengracht 90 / Canal Belt

4 home brewed beers

De Bekeerde Suster De Bekeerde Suster

The Converted Sister - 'Live' beer brewing takes place on Thursday and Friday

Kloveniersburgwal 6 / Old Centre

run by people with disabilities

de7deugden De 7 Deugden

Friendly beer brewery next to the Mill of Sloten. Tasting room open on Fridays and Saturdays from 14 to 19.

Akersluis 8D / Nieuw-West

monastry beer from the Bijlmer

De Proefzaak De Proefzaak

Tasting room of Monastry Brewery Kleiburg in a green hangar surrounded by large office buildings

Hullenbergweg 6 / Zuidoost

freshly brewed beer

Poesiat & Kater Poesiat & Kater

The specialty beers are brewed in front of you and go straight into the bar's taps.

Polderweg 648 / Oost

hotel, restaurant and brewery

homeland Brouwerij Homeland

Great location and view at the former Naval Dockyard next to Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Kattenburgerstraat 5 / Centrum

7 home brewed draft beers

De Eeuwige Jeugd De Eeuwige Jeugd

A taproom, cocktail bar, games pub, karaoke bar and tasting room at one location where you can order local beers from De Eeuwige Jeugd

Linnaeusstraat 37A / Oost

gods' favorite ales in an industrial setting

walhalla Walhalla brouwerij & proeflokaal

Micro brewery that brews pure ales with divine names, like Loki, Osiris, Wuldor, Ymir and Izanami.

Spijkerkade 10 / Noord