Browse Our Recommended Pubs

You can see a map of the entire selection. Or scroll thru the alphabetical list below.


Only Dutch beers.


The restaurant Zest is the taproom for Asperious.


Bar Alt  Full menu Closed Sunday Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours.

Restaurant that acts as a tap room for Two Chefs Brewing


Bar Joost  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018

Pub visited by local brewers, often test brews on tap. Most beers are from Amsterdam, a selection of 75 beers of the most interesting beers from local brewers. Frequent tap takeovers.


Just off Dam Square, the Beer Temple specializes in American beers but does have the occasional interesting Dutch or European beer.




The original good beer bottle shop.


Newly opened second location.




Bret Bar  Full menu Live Music Open 11am or earlier


The original 't IJ brewery in a windmill, now a tasting room and brewpub.



Bus stop is Hakfort, about 750m walk.



Original Troost brewery in an old Monastery . No cash accepted, only cards.


Newest entry in the Troost chain, opening in April 2018. No cash accepted, cards only.


Main location of the Troost brewery group. No cash accepted, only cards.


New brewpub opened August 2018




Tiny, old school Amsterdam beer bar, now with larger sister pubs.



Café Kuijper  Full menu WiFi available Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2018

Former butcher shop now a cafe with a heated terrace.



Whiskey Bar with a decent beer selection.


Restaurant with a good beer list. Near Leidseplein.


Another pub from Peter van der Arend. A mix of Dutch, American and European beers.


Delirium Café   Full menu WiFi available Closed Sunday Specializes in Belgian Beers


A healthy dose of Palm beers but also interesting guests. Live jazz on Sundays. It is up a flight of stairs from street level so look up when you get the address. Reservations are recommend if you want to eat, especially on weekends.


Foeders A Groteflis top pick A Fred top pick  WiFi available

Brown cafe with an amazing beer selection.



Fairly standard Gollem beer list, much more like the original than the other newer editions.


The largest of the Gollem pubs.



On Platform 2b at Centraal Station, an Art Nouveau restaurant with Heineken & Brand Beer, for a last one before leaving.


Helst  Full menu WiFi available Closed Monday

Formerly The Watering Hole, a modern craft beer bar with the beer list on video screens


The Eleventh Commandment -- eat drink and be merry.



Lion's Head Brew Bar  Full menu WiFi available Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewpub.



In the IJ Passage, Centraal Station


De Naeckte Brouwers  Live Music Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. On the To Do List

A new brewery in Amstelveen. This brewery tap is a pub named "Anna" in an old church (Annakerk). The brewery is at Weverij 5, 1185 ZE Amstelveen


Oedipus Brewing A Groteflis top pick  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours.


Harbor-front restaurant, bar, hotel and brewery. On the grounds of the Marine Terrine, the former home of the Royal Dutch Navy. Beer is served after 11am. No cash accepted, only credit and pin cards.



Main De Prael brewery with a tap room.


Original tap room for De Praal


Stroop  Full menu WiFi available Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours.

Pancake restaurant with decent beers. Unofficial tap room for the next door Friekens Brouwerij.


Tap Zuid A Fred top pick  Full menu WiFi available

Neighborhood pub specializing in Amsterdam brewed beers.