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Brouwerij 't IJ

Oostelijke Eilanden en Kadijken, Amsterdam
  • Go here. Experience the breweries. It's worth it.
  • Daniel C.
    "Awesome brewery, starting from the windmill to the awesome beers."(23 Tips)
    Duncan H.
    "Fantastic beer - try the Zatte!"(11 Tips)
    B K.
    "I love IJwit one of the beer I had."(8 Tips)
    Juan L.
    "A must go beer brewery in amsterdam."(4 Tips)
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  • MEETin Amsterdam
    MEETin AmsterdamMay 10, 2013
    This microbrewery next to a windmill has fantastic beers on offer, and its outside terrace is a great place to be in the sunshine while slowly, but surely getting drunk. Tip: try their sheep's cheese! Read more
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Janek H.
    Janek HoloubekNovember 15, 2016
    Very pleasant beer selections and tasting options. Accompanied by great nibbles in the form of cheese and sausages. Don't come on an empty stomach if you plan to taste every beer.
  • Tobias G.
    Tobias GrönbergDecember 21, 2015
    Great waterhole for craft beer lovers at this brewery that's been around since 1985. Take the guidef tour if it's your first time, otherwise just hang back and drink from the great range of beer.
  • Ada U.
    Ada UbreziJune 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Want to know what was the first? The egg or the ostrich? Super funny and interesting tour about one of the best beers brewed in Netherlands! 3:30pm friday, saturday, sunday in english, free beer
  • John N.
    John NeerdaelFebruary 7
    One of the best Dutch breweries and a good place to order the taster which is 5 small beers from their range for a little under 10e. Ask for it, it's not on the menu. To crowded on the weekend though.
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertJanuary 2
    Been here 10+ times
    This is one of my favorite places to day drink in Amsterdam. Get a flight of beers, pick your fav to have next, and enjoy the sun on the terrace. Also get the grillworst.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeckieApril 1, 2013
    Best beer in Amsterdam, & a great place to enjoy it outdoors on tables under the Windmill. Highly recommend the IPA and also the Columbus if you like strong Belgian beer. Cheese plate & Eggs or death.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MakinApril 22
    I went early on a Friday evening and really enjoyed it, a popular spot for friendly locals with a great range of beers. Oh, and there's a massive bloody windmill in the middle of it, cheers!
  • Elif
    ElifSeptember 25
    Lovely place. A classic for Amsterdam. They serve 8 beers on tap, u can try 4 of them w a tasting set. Prices r reasonable. They have bar food as well, salumeria was delicious 🍺
  • Anton T.
    Anton TApril 3
    Authentic atmosphere in the old windmill. The beers are good, they have several ales on tap, some speciality beer and some rare bottles. It's super nice vibe outside when it's warm
  • Petri H.
    Petri H.December 19, 2016
    You can get their beers in many pubs and supermarkets, but they taste best when enjoyed on site at the brewery-restaurant. A must visit -place in the heart of the city to all craft beer lovers.
  • Olga R.
    Olga R.November 29, 2014
    Great local beer, lots of people and extremely nice staff. Get a cheese platter and enjoy your evening. You can also buy a t-shirt with the brewery logo, if you like it as much as I do :)
  • Christian P.
    Christian PeperOctober 9, 2014
    Skip all the Dutch beers you know and go for the house brews here. They are fantastic! Sit outside if weather permits and make sure you don't miss the laat train or tram home! Popular place!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DOctober 6, 2014
    Nice beer garden, tasty bar snacks and pretty good craft beers. It was good to get a break from the standard beers you'll find everywhere else in Amsterdam.
    Upvoted Oct 5
  • Michael O.
    This is a really cool place - if you're going to grab a beer in Amsterdam, you might as well sit down in an old windmill turned brewery on the banks of a canal. Plus their IPA is delicious. 
  • Jonas d.
    Jonas de GrootAugust 15, 2016
    Try all beers from this Amsterdam brewery. Nice place, especially when the sun is at the terrace. Lots of locals, mixed with expats and tourists on yellow bikes and from the hop on bus.
  • Robin D.
    Robin DiederenOctober 13, 2013
    Good beer here. I had the IPA which was quite nice. Really keeps up with the American stuff. Nice atmosphere too, it's not that common to drink in a beergarden under a Dutch windmill. Awesome!
  • Bianca P.
    Bianca PericoloSeptember 30, 2013
    Cool brewery with great and cheap beers! Colombus is my favorite. But try them all, it's worth it. Also try the delicious cheese!
  • Claus ..
    Claus ....November 25, 2013
    Order their Beer Sampler and a mixed Cheese & Salami Platter, you gonna love it!
    Upvoted Sep 19
  • Kevin G.
    Awesome brewery thats under a windmill. Great place to have a beer outside. Not a full food menu from what I could tell, but they did have tasty sausages and cheeses to snack on.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SandøyDecember 4, 2015
    Nice atmosphere, and good value for money when it comes to beer and snacks. €4,50 for a short tour of the brewery (selected days only) and a complimentary beer isn't half-bad either.
  • Jan O.
    Jan O.R.November 22, 2015
    Absolutely tasty beers. Super busy on a Friday night. A big patio. Nice prices and effective service. It's easy to find... just look for a huge windmill.
  • Adrián M.
    Adrián MorenoMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice brewery with several beers made by them at good price (like 2-3€). And it's on a mill! Oh, try the Zatte!
  • Anna K.
    Anna KochlíkováNovember 2, 2014
    Former public bath - the details are still visible. A little bit crowdy on Fridays but worth visiting. Best beer in Amsterdam.
  • Wout t.
    Nice locally brewed beers! And great snacks. Although it is starting to get very crowded with tourist, makes it hard to get a table
  • Rozina S.
    Rozina SzőgyényiNovember 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A brewery in a windmill, I mean how much more Dutch could you get? The pub shuts at 8pm so make sure you visit Brouwerij ‘t IJ in the day.
  • Sabrina Alexandra R.
    Sabrina Alexandra RoyMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent, local (and cheap) beer. Great vibe. Nice decor. Big terrace. Best stop for happy-hours. Non-touristy. Buy an egg for 60 cents or a plate of cheese!
  • Yuri H.
    Yuri HeggeJune 7, 2015
    Very crowded, hipster brewery, nice hospitality, beautiful setting outside the city centre at the water and windmill.. But foremost: great beers! Top location in Amsterdam
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CaceiroApril 14, 2016
    Awesome brewery, starting from the windmill to the awesome beers. Try all of them, but Zatte is one of the best.
  • Jesper P.
    Jesper PeterssonJuly 20, 2014
    Great (and cheap!) beer. However, there are quite a lot of tourists. If you're taking the tour, make sure to be there at least an hour in advance. It's really popular!
  • Sean S.
    Sean StokesAugust 13, 2014
    I really liked the Zatte. Great place, a little out of the city but easy to get to. Staff very helpful.
  • Pim T.
    Pim TTOctober 18, 2014
    Cool place, all different kinds of special bears and also suasages to eat with them. No Cola and Fanta here: pear or apple juice it is. Expensive, but worth it!
  • Juan L.
    Juan LlanezaJuly 11, 2015
    A must go beer brewery in amsterdam. Lively, not touristy at all. A great spot. Don't miss it
  • Maria
    MariaOctober 14, 2015
    Might be packed sometimes, but worth coming. Probably a single place worth visiting in the neighborhood :D try cheese+wurst plate. Goes really well with beer.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BahlAugust 17, 2014
    Great place to see in Amsterdam. Amazing beer and vibe. Try the IPA in a sunny afternoon!
  • Ivo L.
    Ivo LammersDecember 31, 2015
    Great brewery with great beers. Some standard all year round (Columbus!) as seasonal beers (Dubbelbock, IJndejaars, Paasij). Lovely terrace as well.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HannaJune 3, 2014
    Eat before you arrive - the food is cubed cheese or sliced sausage on a saucer. It's ok, but you need some bread to soak up the beer. Also, don't start with Columbus (9%!!). Build up to it!
  • Kyle D.
    Kyle DelaneyAugust 19, 2014
    Sampler is the way to go. Great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
  • BeerNerd
    BeerNerdJune 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Super cheap organic beer and decent snacks, the bartenders are nice and know a lot about beer.😎
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweSeptember 15, 2015
    So much beer and not enough time. They also serve wine if you don't like beer. Gets really packed out at the weekends especially when the weather is nice
  • Nicola L.
    Nicola LovadinaAugust 15, 2015
    All beer are good, but my favourite was the white one. Take the cheese and the saucisson with it.
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChristiansonAugust 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent place to try out some of Amsterdam's best microbrews. Make sure you order some cheese to pair with your beers.
  • Karri S.
    Karri SaarinenJune 25, 2016
    Brouwerij 't IJ (The IJ Brewery) is a small brewery in Amsterdam next to the De Gooyer windmill. The brewery allows tours and tastings, and has a pub with an outdoor terrace.
  • Harry M.
    Harry MertensJuly 31, 2014
    My favourite place to drink good beer and talk with friends.
  • Xenia T.
    Xenia TemchenkoNovember 18, 2015
    Must-visit! A very nice brewery by the tallest mill in Amsterdam. Good beer to enjoy. Crowded as a good place should be
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred M.July 6, 2016
    perfect place to chill outside and eat and drink. windmill makes it even more amazing.
  • Leo L.
    Leo LapsFebruary 19
    One of the more traditional breweries in the Netherlands. On Summer, the Garden outside is perfect to enjoy their Beers.
  • Chiara M.
    Chiara MartiniJuly 29, 2013
    Absolutelly nice! Great and fresh local beer, nice staff and a good place to share a table and meet nice people
  • Felipe
    FelipeApril 6, 2014
    The best brewer in the city along with The Prael. You cannot miss the experince of having a beer in this place.
  • Elvira P.
    Elvira PouwAugust 15, 2014
    Local beers. Sun, nice terras. And if you don't like beer like me, order a nice white wine, but use your extra pretty smile.
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