Pubs in Centrum


Only Dutch beers.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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



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.



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.


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.



Original tap room for De Praal


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