Heineken has become one of the biggest breweries in the world. The production takes place in more than 140 breweries spread over 71 countries. Heineken was founded in 1863 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken. He bought his first brewery in 1864 and moved four years later to the new building at the corner of the Stadhouderskade and the Ferdinand Bolstraat.

The brewery in this building is not in use anymore. It is now used for the Heineken Experience. The visitors will be guided via an interactive tour and will learn more about the beer brand, the history and the brewing process.

Proeflokaal Arendsnest
Opening hours
Monday 12:00–00:00
Tuesday 12:00–00:00
Wednesday 12:00–00:00
Thursday 12:00–00:00
Friday 12:00–02:00
Saturday 12:00–02:00
Sunday 12:00–00:00


Taste the Dutch beer culture in Arendsnest. This friendly staffed beer pub only serves beer from the Netherlands and is offering 30 beers on draft and 100 bottled beers.

The staff from Arendsnest knows everything about the specialties of the café. Don't mind asking them for some more information about their beers. Enjoy the fine atmosphere at: Arendsnest, Herengracht 90, 1015 BW in Amsterdam

De Bierkoning is a special beer shop with a retail space of around 70 square meters. It's one of the smallest shops in Amsterdam. Nevertheless De Bierkoning is offering more than 1.500 different bottled beers, glasses and books. Beerlovers from the Netherlands and abroad are especially coming to this shop for their favourite drink.

Brouwerij't IJ
Opening hours
Monday 14:00–20:00
Tuesday 14:00–20:00
Wednesday 14:00–20:00
Thursday 14:00–20:00
Friday 14:00–20:00
Saturday 14:00–20:00
Sunday 14:00–20:00


Open every day of the year, including holidays.

The bar is located under Amsterdam’s biggest windmill in a former bathhouse. The brewery (since 1985) produces all the beers for consumption in the same building.

The majority of the own brewed beers are available on tap: Brouwerij't IJ , Funenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam

In Amsterdam there are a few good beer bars serving many different kind of beers, there's a great beer shop not far from The Royal Palace of Amsterdam on Dam Square and it's the hometown of Heineken. The beer culture is good. However good is not enough, if better is possible.

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