Brouwerij 't IJ
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 540
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rudyarmand:
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Wow! I recently travelled to Holland, Belgium and Germany with two buddies. We stopped in at several or more bars/pubs eah day. I tried many legendary trappist ales and worldclass beers. I enjoyed the Brouwerij 't IJ best of all.
The brewery is in an old windmill in Amsterdam which is way cool. The brewery is the watering hole for regular folks after a hard days work (riding your bicycle can develop a thirst!). Although its not fancy or classy inside, the atmosphere is unique with all the beer bottles on the walls and the brewing equipment behind the door to the backroom.
All the locals were unbelievably friendly and I joined a table of good friends and we talked and drank excellent beer for hours. I have to rave on the Columbus offering. It had the taste and drinkability of any world class ale at only 1.90 euros for a fresh glass from the tap. Delicious!
You should probably take the #10 trolley out to the brew pub and save your feet. I walked through the red light district, past the zoo, and another long four blocks or so until I saw the windmill. It is crowded but what a great place! I will return!
05-07-2006 21:43:27 | More by rudyarmand
More User Reviews:
4.93/5 rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
this place is awesome! do yourself a favor and get a sampler and grab a seat outside! they had a good selection of beer and my personal favorite was the IPA. the atmosphere was great they had big outdoor picnic tables, so you were able to sit with other people and enjoy beer. but one of my personal favorite feature of this brewery was it was located right beside a windmill. if you've ever been to Amsterdam you know everything is only a stone throw away, so with that being said hit this place up
04-02-2014 00:45:19 | More by victorb27
3.89/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Damn this building is cool. On the inside the selection is pretty typical of a brewery. Slightly disappointing there isn’t anything more special on draft than what they bottle and distribute, because everything we tried was really great. There is an enormous beer garden out front. Lots of people on beer tour mixed with lots of locals enjoying an afternoon brew.
11-25-2013 03:00:50 | More by Fluffheady
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
very cool setting in amsterdam, on a nice day the patio is very cool where you can sit under some trees and sip their beers and enjoy some quality people watching. beer isn't amazing, but a fun hour or 2 hanging out at a great spot. definitely recommend to folks visiting amsterdam...easy tram ride from city center.
09-13-2013 16:20:14 | More by kctobin72
3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $
Vibe: The brewery is quite a walk from the center of the city but upon arrival to the brewery, you are treated to a view of one of the few windmills in the city limits, which happened to be spinning. The brewery is located in a small building near the base and had a large outdoor seating area like a German biergarten. Hundreds of empty beer bottles decorated the walls inside.
Quality: Beers were served in the proper glassware at the proper temperature. I really liked the oversized snifter I got to try their Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
Service: Service was very quick because there was a very large portion of the bar without chairs that people would walk up to and bring back items to their tables.
Selection: A total of eight beers were available on-tap. Prices were very inexpensive - less than 3€ for glasses and 8€ for a flight of five beers.
04-17-2013 06:06:13 | More by metter98
Brouwerij 't IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.