Brouwerij 't IJ
A beer tasting room and brewery located in a windmill
A real brewery located in a former pubic bath house next to a windmill, not far from the Dappermarkt (daily street market) in Amsterdam Oost. It's rather a tasting room than a pub and very special to visit when you're in Amsterdam.
Type of beers
From the tasting room you can directly enter the brewery and see the brew-kettles and casks in which the local Amsterdam beers are brewed. 7 beers are brewed all the year round: Plzen (5%), Vlo (7%), IJ Wit (7%), Natte (6.5%), Zatte (8%), Struis (9%), Columbus (9%).
The draught beer range varies with the season: Bock (6.5%) in autumn, IJndejaars (9%) in the winter, and Paasij (7%) in spring.
All beers of Brouwerij 't IJ are organic and are brewed in the windmill at Funenkade 7.
Tours every Friday at 16:00. It's free and there's no need to book in advance.
As it is located somehow on a remote location outside the city centre so there are no tourists hordes but mainly local people visiting the place. In the summer you can sit outside in the sun. The brewery has a large sunny terrace with a dock for boats. Check out the opening hours before going there!