Recent News



Beer Loves Food reopens as Mikkeller at Morebeer

Mikkellers first pub in Amsterdam.  Half the taps are Mikkeller and the other half from Morebeer (Peter van der Arend's beer company) and others. Food is half vegan and have natural meats.

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Craft and Draft is back

It was just a beer store during the lockdown but with things (somewhat) returning to normal in Amsterdam it has re-opened as a pub.

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Craft & Draft closes a pub, reopens as Slockdown Beer Shop

Peter van der Arend has closed Craft & Draft on Overtoom and is turning it into a bottle shop, the Slockdown Beer Stop. It will be stocked with beers from his other pubs (Beer Temple and 't Arendsnest) which have reduced business because of Corona virus lockdowns. Beer Temple will increase to 50 taps when they reopen.


Taverno Willi Becher added to the To Do List

A new place in Amsterdam Noord that combines a German Bierstube with a Mediterranian Taverno. Plus dancing. Tap list looks interesting and food is said to be simple but good.

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Kingfisher Cafe has closed.

Not directly because of COVID but the owner is starting a new venture.


Bars re-opening in Amsterdam

From the Dutch government (typos in the original)...
 

1 June

Restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas, museums and other cultural institutes re-opened.

The following conditions apply:

  • A maximum of 30 persons (excluding staff) is allowed. Guests in hospitality businesses have to keep 1.5 metres distance, unless they are from the same household.
  • Reservations need to be made in advance.
  • A health check with your costumers is required to reduce risks.
  • Keep 1.5 metres (6 feet) distance from each other.

1 July

  • Campsites and holiday parks may re-open their shared sanitary facilities.
  • The maximum number of persons present in restaurants, theatres, cinemas and other cultural institutions (including staff) will be increased from 30 to 100.
  • Meetings of up to 100 persons will be allowed.
  • Sports schools, as well as sports and club canteens, saunas, fitness centres, spas, and casinos can re-open.


Coronavirus Update

All pubs and resturants in the Netherlands are closed until at lesat April 6.


Het Lagerhuys Opens

This is a new restuarant from Yuri Hegge of Foeders fame. Comfort food from around the world and 50 beers on tap.

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Butcher's Tears opens Tears Bar

The brewpub Butcher's Tears has opened a taproom in Amsterdam West at Jan van
Galenstraat 10. In addition to their beers they are reported to have the ocassional barrel of Franconian beer.

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Tapperij de Eeuwige Jeugd has opened.

The brewery de Eeuwige Jeugd has opened a taproom in a former bank at Linnaeusstraat 37A, 1093 EG

Conveniently, tram 19 stops right out front.

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Taproom removed from the Guide

They no longer act as a taproom for Amsterdam Brewing Company and it looks like they a transitioning to more of a cocktail bar.


Helst has closed

I went by for a beer and the interior was completely gutted. Their website is down as well so I'm guessing it is not a renovation. A loss to the Amsterdam beer scene. 


Brouwerij 't IJ Blauwe Theehuis now open

The iconic resturant in Vondelpark is now the latest 't IJ taproom.

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Carnivale Brettanomyces

The Canivale Brettanomyces ("Brettfest") is an annual festival dedicated to sour beers. This year it takes place Jun 20-23. For updates, check out the page at Carnivale Brettanomyces 


Added new search functions

You can now search by tram stop and Metro line from the Browse Pubs page.


New North/South Metro Line Opens

After nearlty 15 years of construction, the new Noord/Zuid Metro line connecting Centraal Station with North Amsterdam (under the IJ) recenly opened. This makes a number of good pubs and breweries easily accessable by public transportation.

More information on the new lines is available at the official GVN website here.