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The 7 Best Places For Craft Beer In Amsterdam

When it comes to craft beer in Amsterdam, the good news is that you are seriously spoilt for choice. If you’re after a big night out on the town or just a quiet drink on the way home? We’ve got you covered when it comes to craft brews.

From high-end restaurants to bars specialising in tasty beers and local breweries, the craft revolution has been taking the Netherlands by storm.

So, grab a couple of friends, make your plans for the evening and get stuck into some of the best craft beer in Amsterdam.

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1. Brouwerij Troost

They have three locations around the city. So, keep in mind that this is the spot to come to if you’re a true beer lover. You can even take guided tasting tours and all the beer is matched up with some delicious food options. There’s 11 beers to choose from on tap and they’re always experimenting with new styles.

They only bad thing about this spot is having to leave.

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2. Beer Temple 

With over 30 beers on tap and 60 American bottled beers, you’d be forgiven for thinking this spot is just aimed at the broad tourist market. The reality though, is that the beer and service here is better than anywhere in the city in terms of quality and variety.

You’re sure to find something new here every time you visit.

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3. Craft & Draft

As soon as you step inside this stylish bar, you’ll spot 40 beer taps lining the wall behind the wooden bar. There’s over 100 bottled beers (with a small shop for take outs!) and great staff. Plus, the international beer selection changes every single week. You’ll always find something new and unusual to try at Craft & Draft.

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4. Delirium Café

The Amsterdam outpost of the famous Delirium Cafe in Brussels, this place is  the perfect spot to try a range of beers from the Belgian Huyghe brewery.  With more than 500 beers on the menu, it really showcases the best of the world.

There’s also a restaurant section with hearty food to soak up all that beer, and a team of beer sommeliers who will suggest the perfect sip.

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5. Butcher’s Tears

This tiny-but-mighty independent brewery flings open its tasting room doors every evening except Monday and Tuesday from 4-9pm for beer tasting. This is when beer fans can come by to try a regularly rotating menu of beers with fun names including ‘Monster Soup’, ‘Lipreader’ and ‘Little Trespasser’.

There’s also regular gigs and events, with a really great vibe.

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6. The Oedipus Brewing Taproom

This fantastic craft brewery was founded by four friends who shared one major thing in common: a serious love for beer. You’ll see their colourfully bottled beers in lots of speciality beer bars in Amsterdam. But hey, it’s best to come to the taproom to drink it at source.

Want something different? Try the wonderfully named 9.5% proof ‘Ring your Mother’.

7. In de Wildeman

This cosy and historic bar is in a former distillery that dates from 1690 and has plenty of old school charm. In de Wildeman serves 17 beers on draft, with over 200 different types of beers on bottle. Their selection of beers is mostly Dutch and Belgian beers, with beers from local Dutch brewers and trappist breweries.

It’s easily one of the top spots for craft beer in Amsterdam.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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