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For a taste of authentic Amsterdam flavour and Dutch culture, don’t miss a visit to the best beer pubs and breweries in Amsterdam!

Beer lovers will be delighted to discover the range of delicious beverages brewed right here in Amsterdam.
Housed in a former bathhouse at the foot of a windmill, Brouwerij ‘t IJ offers a selection of delicious organic beers brewed on site. 
Brewery De Prael makes several tasty beers, and has a policy of naming their brews after famous Amsterdam singers. One of their most popular beers is the “Johnny” pils named after the local crooner Johnny Jordaan.
Brewery de 7 Deugden brews can be purchased directly from the brewery and at shops around the Netherlands, check their website for more details
The Bierfabriek is the latest addition to Amsterdam’s brew pub scene, offering two beers brewed on location, plus special tables for groups with built-in taps.

There are over 500 cafés of one sort or another in the centre of Amsterdam alone and among these the bruin (brown) cafés are the friendliest to visit during your stay in Amsterdam. TrueAmsterdam selected the best cafe’s.
Cafe Hoppe attracts a lot of locals who just come here after work or dinner to drink and relax with friends.
This bar, De Pilsvogel, is well known by locals, the reason for their success is the variety of products they offer.
Café de Karpershoek is Amsterdam’s oldest bar (since 1629). This bar is the perfect place to start your pub crawl. They will serve you the perfect beer.
Cafe de Zotte is a pearl hidden behind the Leidseplein, and a must do if you are in the neighbourhood. It’s a small bar with a ridiculous large beer menu!
This last café we reccomend is a typical Dutch bar; small, Dutch beer and snacks, but also Dutch music. The bar is well known since 1928, The 2 Zwaantjes is located at the Prinsengracht, right in the centre of Amsterdam.

After tasting your way across the city, you might find a few new favourites! Grab a couple of bottles to take home at The Bierkoning, an absolute heaven for beer connoisseurs. They have an impressive selection from the Netherlands, Belgium and further afield, as well as a variety of branded beer glasses for an extra special souvenir.