Tasting rooms (Proeflokalen)
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. The proeflokalen specialise in these alcohols, and they have a disturbingly large range of beers and traditional liqueurs that you will never have heard of.
home brewed draft beers
Brouwerij 't IJ
Funenkade 7 - Oost
The tasting room, located in a windmill, with a large terrace during the summer.
oldest proeflokaal in town
Café In 't Aepjen
Zeedijk 1 - Old Centre
Amsterdam's oldest café
old sailors' tavern near the Centraal Station and IJ Waterfront
30 types of draft beer
Herengracht 90 - Grachtengordel
beer from Dutch breweries
17 types of geneva
De Admiraal (proeflokaal)
Distilleerderij De Ooievaar
Herengracht 319 - Grachtengordel
Distillery that makes traditional Old Dutch and Amsterdam spirits and liqueurs. Founded in 1782, and still family run.
cheese tasting workshops
Singel 182 - Grachtengordel
A cheese tasting room in the centre of Amsterdam. Try the renowned Reypenaer Cheese or other cheeses produced by a small cheese dairy according to a traditional method.
liqueurs and genevers tasting
Wynand Fockink from 1679
Pijlsteeg 31 - Old Centre
Dutch and Belgian Jenevers
Situated in a back alley of Dam Square. On display: collection of liquor bottles on which all Amsterdam's mayors since 1591 are portrayed.
4 home brewed beers
De Bekeerde Suster
(The Converted Sister)
Kloveniersburgwal 6 - Old Centre Beer brewing takes place on Wednesday or Thursday
〉 mon-thu 15:00-01:00, fri-sat 12:00-02:00, sun 12:00-00:00
23 beers on draft
In de Wildeman from 1690
Kolksteeg 3 - Old Centre tasting room with 17 beers on draught and about 200 bottled beers from Belgium, Holland, Germany and the UK
〉 mon-thu 12:00-01:00, fri-sat 12:00-02:00
10+ beers on draft
Proeflokaal de Prael
Oudezijds Armsteeg 26 - Old Centre Cozy beer tasting room of Brewery De Prael. Taste different beers and eat good Dutch meals.
〉 open daily from 12-24:00
6 home brewed beers on draft
Karperweg 45 - Oud-Zuid A low profile brewery and tasting room located on a canal side.
〉 open wed-sun from 16-21:00 h
30+ local beers, 6 home brewed
Singel 460 - Spui new small, cozy tasting bar at the Singel, housed in an old brewery from 1593. Real beer freaks can claim their own 64 oz. growler
〉 sun-thu 18:00-01:00, fri-sat 17:00-02:00