Brouwerij 't IJ
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 578
Beer Avg: 3.74
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place was slammed with locals. If your in Amsterdam you gotta go! Everyone was drinking and having a great time. I went in there with a local friend and we had a blast. I mean how can you not have fun at a brewery in a windmill in Amsterdam?
The beer was really good. They had like 5 taps or so of belgian stuff that was pretty tasty. The people were great, I had so much fun. I had a double and a triple. Both were drafts and they also had plenty of beer to-go. Good times, I love traveling and drinking beer! I hope I can do this the rest of my life.
06-21-2010 15:09:20 | More by GOGRANDE
3.15/5 rDev -22.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
I was really looking forward to visiting this place after reading reviews of the place.
Sorry folks, I was bitterly disappointed. It's Bock beer season in the Netherlands so naturally I had to try their bock. It was not very good.
Then I tried their Plzen (Pilsner) and I wasn't too happy with that either.
My wife and I sat outside at their beergarden type layout outside the tasting area, and that was the best part of the experience.
Maybe I was there on an off day, but I ran into a guy who was at 't Arendsnest the day before and he wasn't very impressed as well.
11-04-2009 00:29:01 | More by bnietz
4.44/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
A hike from Central Station, but easy to get to and worth the trip. Took us about 30-45 minutes walking to get there. Make an afternoon trip of it.
We went for a tour, but they only offered them on Friday afternoons so we just sat outside and enjoyed some of their 2euro beers. Friendly staff, can't beat the price in Amsterdam, and a good selection. I believe they had all of their regulars on tap and all their seasonals were offered in bottles. Even had a take-away variety pack.
The beer place to go in central Amsterdam. Most cafes and bars carry bottles of their beers for cheaper than pints of Heineken too.
07-28-2009 14:13:27 | More by Soozy
3.25/5 rDev -19.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $
This still is a classic brewpub to visit. A great atmospher and a typical style of Amsterdam humor. The big plus is that the beer tastes much better in here then when you drink it some where else. Much less sour.
It is actualy a simple interior, next to beer the choices of what to eat and drink a limited, but the main thing is; there is IJ beer.
The location is especialy nice with terras weather, sitting outside next to the brewery. Although a little outside the centre it still is worth visit.
If you go there combine it with the must see bars in amsterdam Wildeman and Arendsnest.
03-12-2009 17:31:11 | More by schuim
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
This is one of my favorite places in Amsterdam. Its so easy to spot from Centraal Station being in a windmill that directions are simple. It is a little far but worth the journey.
The beer is excellent and the service it great. They do tours frequntly and are always happy to answer questions.
The food is minimal, a cheese plate if you are hungery, but we are there for the beer, which it cheap considering the quality you get and the going rate for Hienken in the rest of the city.
Great, great place. I even bought a t-shirt.
01-27-2009 17:54:06 | More by mattcomstock213
4.54/5 rDev +12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Our party sought this place out as more of a afternoon trip. It is off the beaten track but well worth it! What hit be was the beer drinkers.
They were there for great beer.
You can see the windmill building from far away. However, it just sort of pops out at you. The inside is a bit dingy and industrial. However the service is brisk and the beers are superior to most other amsterdam breweries. We were there for a happy hour period apparently as they closed down at 5:00.
If you are in Amsterdam and love beer and hanging with beer drinkers. Seek this place out.
12-06-2008 17:29:25 | More by ndolover
4.13/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $
I went to Brouwerij 't IJ while on vacation in Amsterdam, bought the t-shirt, and have been getting comments ever since! Every beer festival, somebody notices.
The beer isn't too hard to find around Amsterdam, but visiting the tasting room is an experience in itself. It's a small building and a little smoke-filled and dingy inside, but it really is a great atmosphere. I met a few other American tourists while there and had some great conversation about the beer.
Also, the beer and glassware store De Bierkonig is owned or managed or something by one of the brewers. I talked to him at both places, but don't remember what his relation is to both places.
Overall, if I get back to Amsterdam, I will be back at the IJ Brewery for some cheap beer that is delicious and a t-shirt that always gets a comment. Try the Columbus, it's great.
09-04-2008 17:23:19 | More by chemmie
3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I'm an avid Amsterdam Vacationer (10 trips in 10 years) and the Brouwerij 't IJ is always a nice spot to visit when the weather permits.
I recommend enjoying 2 euro pints of the Brouwerijs offerings at one of the several long wooden picnic tables in the outdoor seating area.
Make sure not to pass up the sausage plates and the cheese plates that they offer.
When locating the Brouwerij just look for the windmill!
They also offer short Brouwerij tours at scheduled times. I have yet to take one but will probably do so eventually.
09-01-2008 23:55:46 | More by koopa
4.56/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
08-02-2008 03:35:12 | More by Crosling
4/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
I had heard of this brewpub long before i came to Amsterdam (i had seen a few shirts, etc) and wasnt expecting anything terrific due to the B+ rating which i found misleading.
First of all, this was another accidental find. We were wandering towards the windmill since you kind of have to see 1 windmill when you come to holland and i eventually realized this brewpub was on the same street. When we arrived, i learned that the brewpub was actually directly beneath the windmill!
This spot is located way away from the touristy city-center but we still walked it, since we were exploring. It's not hard to find if you have the address, a good map, and a sense of navigation.
There were very long picnic tables out front (maybe seating 30 people each) and an open forum inside with some more seating.
There were probably 8 beers on tap - I had the Zatte and Columbus, both of which i found better than their reviews. I also scooped a sweet t-shirt.
We only had some appetizers - cheese/sausage and the lovely dutch bitterballen, all of which was good - but i'll refrain from formally rating the food as these were just snacks and i didnt see if there was a bigger menu or not
The taps were cheap as hell in my opinion...2-3 euros tops depending on the beer
its a bit out of the way, but if you go to amsterdam with beer destinations in mind, you need to find your way out here
07-20-2008 18:31:28 | More by dirtylou
Brouwerij 't IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.