Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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Only Dutch beers.


Arie  Full menu Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2021

Former Kingfisher Cafe.


The restaurant Zest is the taproom for Asperious.


Badhuis Oedipus  Full menu Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. New entry in the Guide in 2021

The second taproom for the Oedipus brewery. May be open on Wed, conflicting websites.


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

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


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.


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


De Bekeerde Suster  Full menu Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday Brewpub.



The original good beer bottle shop.




The former Cafe Frits now the Amsterdam West location for Biertuin.


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


Bret Bar  Full menu Live Music Closed Sunday Closed Monday Open 11am or earlier


Brewery Homeland  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu Live Music WiFi available Open 11am or earlier 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.



Brewpub on the Albert Cuyp Market street



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.



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. No cash, only cards.


Cafe Brecht  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday 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.


Brown cafe with a good beer selection, often with beers from Franconia.




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

Bright corner pub with some interesting beers.


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.


Cozy corner neighborhood brown cafe. Beer list doesn't really warrant listing in the guide but it is such an enjoyable place, the rules were bent.



Café Zilt  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2018

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 Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday 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. Now part of the Gollem chain


Het Lagerhuys  Fred Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2020

New (Feb 2020) beer centered restaurant from the owner of Foeders. Comfort food from around the world and a good selection of beers to go with them. The "Lager" in the name refers to restaurant's location ("lower") rather than the type of beers carried.


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.



Whisky bar with some interesting beers on tap (many American beers) Kitchen closed on Sunday. Food is Asian fusion.


't Kelkje  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Specializes in Czech/Slovak Beers Often has Franconian Beers

Genever bar with four taps of Franconian and Czech beer.


Brewpub at the site of the former Bruut Brewery


Brewpub with South African influenced food.


In the IJ Passage, Centraal Station


Former Beer Loves Food now a joint venture between Mikkeller and Morebeer (Peter van der Arend's beer company). Menu is half vegan and half natural meats.


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



Main De Prael brewery with a tap room.


Original tap room for De Praal


Boutique distillery in Flevopark with a waterfront tasting room with some interesting German and Czech beers.


Taproom for Brouwerij Kleiburg


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

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


Multilevel taproom for the brewery de Eeuwige Jeugd in an old bank.


Tap Zuid  Full menu WiFi available

Neighborhood pub specializing in Amsterdam brewed beers.


German Bierstube meets the Mediterranean. Restaurant and dance hall with an interesting tap list. Owner was formerly at Oedipus Brewing.


Tears Bar  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Often has Franconian Beers

New (Nov 2019) bar from Butcher's Tears



Former site of Bar Alt (which did serve Two Chefs beer) now Two Chef's second location.