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.


De Bar  Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours.

Taproom for Gebrouwen door Vrouwen ("Brewed by Women") a brewery founded by two sisters.


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

Restaurant that acts as a tap room for Two Chefs Brewing


Bar Joost  Fred Honorable Mention 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 (bottled) beers of the most interesting beers from local brewers. Frequent tap takeovers.


Bar Saloon  Full menu WiFi available Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019

Cozy corner cafe with a small but well chosen tap list.


Restaurant with a good beer list. Near Leidseplein.


Just off Dam Square, the Beer Temple specializes in American beers with some beers from their Morebeer Brewing.




The original good beer bottle shop.


Newly opened second location.




Landmark cafe in the middle of the Vondelpark is the newest 't IJ taproom.


Bret Bar  Full menu Live Music Open 11am or earlier


Brewery Homeland  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu Live Music WiFi available 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.


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



Taproom is called De Proefzaak



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



Cafe Bax  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2019

Tap list isn't that interesting but they do have a few taps dedicated to local beers so worth stopping in if nearby.


Cafe Brecht  Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019 Specializes in German Beer

Often some interesting German beers on tap or in bottles.




Burgers and beer.


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



Cafe Kobalt  Full menu Live Music WiFi available Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019

Not a particularly existing tap list, but the location and early hours make it a good stop for a morning beer.


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.


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.


Quiet, canal front cafe. Not a large number of taps but an impressive bottle list.



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.


The Eleventh Commandment -- eat drink and be merry.


IJVer  Full menu WiFi available Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019

New (Summer 2019) pub and restaurant at the former NDSM shipyard, inside the NDSM Warehouse.



't Kelkje  Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Often has Franconian Beers

Genever bar with four taps of Franconian and Czech beer.



Tap room for Lagunitas Brewery


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).


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



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.


Taproom for the brewery de Eeuwige Jeugd in an old bank.


Tap Zuid  Full menu WiFi available

Neighborhood pub specializing in Amsterdam brewed beers.


Tears Bar  Closed Sunday Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Often has Franconian Beers On the To Do List

New (Nov 2019) bar from Butcher's Tears