Independent Breweries and Brewpubs.
The history of Amsterdam has always been revolving around beer, since the earliest days, the city started off as a small village of fishermen who quickly became wealthy by trading fish and beer. It is not a surprise that one of the world's leading beer multinationals was founded in Amsterdam: Heineken.
This tour, however, doesn't focus on mass-produced industrial beers. It focuses mostly on the smaller breweries, which provide several different options apart from Pilsener. It includes the visit to two of the city's most iconic independent breweries, a traditional Dutch "Brown Cafe" which serves 14 tap beers and about 200 bottled beers. I will also show you one of Amsterdam's most iconic beer stores, which sells about 2000 different beers from all over the world.
Come and join me if you feel like trying the authentic Amsterdam Beer Experience!
Amsterdam Central Station - Located right in the middle of the city centre, it is easily reachable by public transport.
Central District of Amsterdam - The oldest part of town, home to many traditional "Brown Cafes"
Amsterdam East - A very dynamic neighbourhood, we will visit an independent brewery which is located under an original 18th-century windmill.
The tour will end back at the train station.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Amsterdam Central Station, it is conveniently located in the middle of the city and at a walking distance from most of the attractions. Starting point can be changed upon request.
End location: Amsterdam Central Station, or if you prefer, I will be more than happy to take you to other locations.
Duration: 4 hours
The duration of the tour may vary, depending on your personal requests.
Walking & Public Transport
My time and service as your private guide
Two beer tastings in two different breweries, and a beer of your choice in the brewpub we will be visiting.
24-hour public transport card, that we will need to reach one of the breweries. You can use it later on, during your stay.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - We will be visiting a couple of beer shops along the way, if you feel like buying a souvenir, I suggest carrying some cash with you.
If you wish to have more drinks or buy some souvenirs, those will be at your own expenses.
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside museums.