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Brouwerij 't IJ

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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 Crosling:
Photo of Crosling
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Have been here several times. It is one of the most essential and most special beer destinations in Amsterdam. It's a bit of a trek from Central Amsterdam, a nice bike ride or a hell of a walk. The atmosphere is incredible, one of the most beautiful breweries I've ever seen. Inside, you will find a busy U shaped bar, with very reasonably priced beers and great service. All of the patrons are locals or occasional beer hunters. Last time I was there the beers were 2 euros a glass, a bargain. The beers are very high in quality, mostly in the Belgian style. Overall, it is an incredible beer stop, a place I will never forget and a place I hope to visit in the future. If you go to Amsterdam and you do not go to this brewery, check yourself into a physciatric facility when you get back. (790 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

Photo of IBUQT
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)

Photo of Panayiotis
1/5  rDev -74.8%

Photo of everlong353
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of natiousd
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of marceloxxxx
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of 22Blue
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BreweryRun
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Heatherwx
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of AdamNowek
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of DrDominator
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of millelacsmark
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.