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Brouwerij 't IJ

Not Rated.
Brouwerij 't IJBrouwerij 't IJ
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
21 Beers
365 Reviews
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 37
Visits: 63
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Funenkade 7
Amsterdam, 1018 AL
Netherlands
phone: +31 20 622 8325

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brouwerijtij

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Reviews: 37 | Visits: 63
Reviews by Andreji:
Photo of Andreji
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I can't really underrank the place because this is just simply a proeflokaal, so it's not really meant for you to have a blooming social experience.

I rode my bike after exiting In de Wildeman and stopping for lunch at Burger King (gotta spare some budget there) over in front of the Centraal Station and thereon it was a pretty easy ride. you first spot the mill and get there quite easily to encounter a big "bierbrouwerij 't IJ" sign. the proeflokaal is just behind the mill.

Stepping in, this place doesn't try to be anything else that what it actually is: the back room of a brewery. swivel doors would just guide you to the fermentation tanks, which you can spot through the egg-shaped windows.

Three brits sitting at one end of the bar, one dutch at the other and the bartender which seemed to have a bit of a hippie air. I sat on the tables- empty at this time, and ordered progressively through their selection of available IJbrews- Natte, Zatte, Columbus, Scharrel and Struis. the place begun to get crowded and it was a further more pleasant environment.

The place is notably cheap- most beers are around 1.90euro and don't go above 2.20euro. you can also get a bit of paraphernalia but then you'd really have to be a hardcore IJfan. enjoyable experience, but I guess there's only so much to expect from it. (1,332 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dzu
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bostonbeans
3.73/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Let's start with the huge windmill on top of the brewery with picnic tables outside and decent bar scene inside. It took awhile to figure out but you order from the center of the bar only, and on the side for to go beers and food. Small handful of beers on tap, and 5 or 6 in bottle. Decent range with Natte being my favorite. Worth a stop in while in Amsterdam but take an uber vs walking from downtown (403 characters)

Photo of BdM
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of Gurtie
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

authentic Dutch small brewery experience (40 characters)

Photo of Hayley_86
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mrjmann
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Very cool place, great beer and food selection too. (51 characters)

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1/5  rDev -74.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Located next to the Gooyer windmill, this is one of the most picturesque breweries I have visited! They have been open since 1985, in a building that used to be a municipal bath house, and have been crafting beer there ever since. The bar is a newer addition and they had 6 beers on tap when we visited. They are one of the only breweries we saw in Belgium and the Netherlands that actually offer a sampler, so we were able to try all the beers amongst our group. The walls of the tasting room are old and cracked white tiles from its bath house days and are lined with dusty and faded beer bottles. My Minnesota radar was on and I spotted a Fitgers sticker on one of the doors. Most of the beers were Belgian style, like a tripel, dubbel, and wit, but had a house flavor that didn't quite fit those categories.

The tripel and wit were a bit rough on the finish...perhaps too much coriander or other spices? Their Struiss barleywine was fantastic though, dripping with dark fruit, sugar, yeastiness and complexity. The busy family style bench and table set up in the room encouraged talking to neighbors and we ended up discussing beer with Canadian ex-pats and several locals. A very fun place to visit and worth the trip out there. (1,235 characters)

Photo of andy1701
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Brouwerij 't IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands
89 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.