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Forget About the Heineken Experience
If I tell you the words windmills, cheese, beer, tulips, and clogs I am sure that you wouldn't dare to think of anything else than the breathtaking #Netherlands. The country is notorious for their beautiful landscapes and great lifestyle. So come and experience the beautiful city of #Amsterdam by #bike while discovering amazing local #breweries and tasting one of the best #beer in town.
4 Breweries That let you Forget Heineken in Amsterdam
Beer and Amsterdam is Heineken? Not really. Avoid long lines in front of the Heineken Experience, create your own experience. Rent a bike pedal to the unknown and taste the difference in these authentic breweries!
Brouwerij De Prael
In the oldest part of Amsterdam you'll find Brouwerij De Prael. The oldest part? Yes, it is in the middle of the Red Light District. The brewing is done the way brewers did centuries ago. Unfiltered, unpasteurised and organic.
The founder of brewery De Prael worked in the psychiatry sector and brew beer. Now he uses both ingredients in his brewery. People with a difficult live or background get a chance and work in the brewery. Helping people has never been more fun. Just drink their very tasteful beer!
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30, Amsterdam
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Amsterdamsche Stoombrouwerij De Bekeerde Suster
Not far from De Prael you'll find brewery and bar - De Bekeerde Suster. The brewery is based on the terrain of the former convent of the so called 'converted sisters' . Women that lived a rough live in the middle ages who became nun afterwards. These converted sisters or Bekeerde susters in old Dutch, also brew beer in that time!
Address: Kloverniersburgwal 6, Amsterdam
Brouwerij ’t IJ
A beautiful bikeride brings you to Brouwerij ’t IJ in the east part of the city. The brewery has probably the most beautiful brewery location in the city. The brewery and bar and a very large traditional windmill are neighbours. It's cosy inside, but tasting your beer outside at the terrace gives you really the ' I'm in Holland' feeling.
They serve a very extended range of craft beers. All organic and tasty. More and more bars and restaurants in Amsterdam agree and serve the beer as well.
Tasting of a beer, a couple of beers, or a selection of beers in small tasting glasses can be done from 3 to 8 pm.
Address: Funenkade 7 in Amsterdam.
The Butcher’s Tears
Enough picturesque old Dutch canal houses? You've seen these windmills? Then go for the rough side. In a former slaughterhouse you'll find brewery The Butcher’s tears. A great environment where an artist and her Swedish beer brewing partner started an unforgettable brewery.
Great bears and certainly not a tourist trap. You'll find their beers also in selected bars in Amsterdam. You'll find The Butcher's Tears in the south of Amsterdam. You'll need your bicycle right now!
Address: Karperweg 45, Amsterdam