Fred's Top Picks

My top picks are the pubs that are "must visit" should you be in Amsterdam. They are a cut above the rest.

Fred lives in Los Angeles but often travels to Amsterdam.. You can follow him on twitter as @FredWaltman or read his twitter feed below

Note that we regularly update what constitutes a top pick so places can be relegated from the list if their beer range dips or there are other significant changes.


Only Dutch beers.


Foeders A Groteflis top pick A Fred top pick  WiFi available

Brown cafe with an amazing beer selection.



Mention

These are pubs are worth the effort to visit, if you have the time.

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.


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.



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


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