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Brouwerij 't IJ

Not Rated.
Brouwerij 't IJBrouwerij 't IJ
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

51 Ratings
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 618
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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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millelacsmark, Aug 03, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

Jackofallbrews, May 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

andy1701, Apr 03, 2014
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4.93/5  rDev +20.5%

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

victorb27, Apr 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

schavuytje, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

DeanMoriarty, Dec 05, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

Fluffheady, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

sansho, Oct 29, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

kctobin72, Sep 13, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

metter98, Apr 17, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +7.3%

ZATTE is where its AT! On a solo backpacking trip last summer I met a few guys at the flying pig and we journeyed over to this place. After a long walk we got there and it was closed (and raining) my spirits sank deeply but thankfully they opened up and hooked us up with samplers. Natte, zatte, wit, columbus, etc. not expensive in any way and good pours of each. my favorite by far was zatte. If i ever get back to amsterdamn this is going to be one of my first stops. the guy that served us behind the bar is one of the brewers and he's able to actually talk beer with you in english. Its good to meet new exciting people in new exciting places and this is a great place to do so. thanks to the guys at brouwerij't IJ, they really made that day a good one!

DarthTremens, Mar 29, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Went to this place with my wife during the summer. Great place to grab a few glasses of the house beer and a plate of salami and cheese.

Very chilled atmosphere for such a busy and young place. Really enjoyed it here.

Beers were reasonable in price and the service was very nice.

Bartenders are very nice and will help you out with anything. They also speak english.

I am not aware of parking but then again its such a walking and biking city who cares.

Also, you can't really miss it. Its under the windmill.

jneiswender, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Stoped by this place on my trip through Amsterdam in September.
Its situated on the outside of town, walking distance from Dam Sq if you want to burn all the beer calories off.
You cant miss this place. Its a huge wooden windmill! It has great communal wooden benches outside, covered with vines. Dogs and local youth chilling outside. Inside, there are a few benches and lots of stools at the bar. Beer bottles all over the walls, most of which I never heard of.
Service was very friendly...they serve house brews only on tap. I had the columbus, Natte, Zatte, and Wit. And at like 3 euro each, makes this place the cheapest for great beer in Amsterdam (probbaly). Each beer was fantastic, but the Zatte was my favorite.
They did have a smoked meat and cheese plate, but didnt try it. Other than that, I didnt notice any food.
I do think I saw some people buying some 12oz bottles to go...so I guess they have take home brews.

This is deff worth a visit if you find yourself in Amsterdam. Plus, I wasnt ready to shell out 20euro to visit the Heineken factory...this is fairly close to it, but not touristy; oh and good beer to boot!

DrinkSlurm, Jan 13, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

I visited this brewery tap on a Friday evening in late October 2011. To get there, either take tram 10 from Leidseplein to Hoogte Kadijk, or tram 14 from Dam Square to Portanusstraat. It is a two minute walk from either stop.

It only opens from 3pm to 8pm and seems to be very popular, being filled with (mostly) locals chatting away and having a few beers. The pub is located in a former bath-house just beside/underneath the windmill. It has fairly basic decor; white tilled walls, shelves lined with a myriad of old beer bottles, wodden tables and chairs/benches. The best way to get served is to go up to the bar, but wait service may be available. I had their Bokbier (as it is bokbier season) and also a couple of others including Struise (in a bottle). We also had some Skeapsrond; - a sheeps cheese made with molk from sheep fed with spent malts from the brewery. Very nice with a beer.

It is cheaper to drink here than other places in Amsterdam, so that contributes to it's popularity. It is a nice place to spend a couple of hours.

JohnfromDublin, Oct 28, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -21%

7-01-2011
The overall atmosphere is that of a local watering hole/secret among the locals interspersed with a few tourists who have either wandered unknowingly or luckily to this quaint brewery; Myself belonging to the latt
er. The Ij Brewery is a good escape from the overpriced and tourist saturated parts of the city and is a must visit on any respective beer nerds to do list. Arrive early and find a place to sit or stand, inside or out. Relax with the locals who have lived in Amsterdam or enjoy the experience with friends, albeit, and intimate experience is probably best saved for another venue due to the large crowds that gather here.

The brewery itself is a small operation but has and is expanding throughout the Netherlands and mostly Amsterdam. Ij beers can be found in many shops throughout the city including Albert Heijn, Super de Boer, and the Dirk 3.

The beers are good, but I believe most of the ratings on this site to be a bit inflated for a few reasons that may stem from either inexperience, or just the added buzz from such an interesting place transferring over to the at best, average beer quality. Most of the beers have a beef quality too the taste with a saliva type mouth feel that is present to the finish. Imagine drinking a beer with a beef bullion cube dissolving in the middle of it and this is the best way I can describe it. Similar to the taste of a musty cellar. More than likely due to the type of Hops that the brewers use., as this taste is present in all of the beers.

They offer a white beer cheese and a selection of meats to quell an empty stomach, and they do not suck. That is all I ever had when visiting and I suggest checking their website for a better idea.

Atmosphere in this respect trumps overall quality.

jagadd, Oct 02, 2011
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Brouwerij 't IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands
91 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.