Brouwerij 't IJ

BEER AVG
3.8/5
Brouwerij 't IJBrouwerij 't IJ
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Funenkade 7
Amsterdam, 1018 AL
Netherlands

+31 20 622 8325 | map
brouwerijhetij.nl

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BEER STATS
Beers:
25
Ratings:
987
Reviews:
404
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by rudyarmand:
Photo of rudyarmand
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tobelerone
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Redrover
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was the only brewery/tap room I was able to visit while in Amsterdam.

It’s located a short stroll from the center of the city and I went here after first visiting the very cool Maritime Museum.

Our group of 4 sat at one of the tables by the windows. There is seating at the bar and a decent amount of tables. They have a very attractive beer garden by the front entrance.

It opens at 2 p.m. and by 3 p.m., it was 75% full so that shows something about its popularity. I would guess the mix is 50/50 tourists and locals. We enjoyed visiting with the other patrons.

We had full glasses of a total of 8 of their house beers. The verdict was solid to very good. The standout for me was the Columbus.
They offer a limited menu but we already had dinner plans so we passed this time.

Service was efficient and pretty friendly. No complaints there.

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Photo of Dicers
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
4.31/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of WadeB
1.53/5  rDev -61.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5

Rudest Service Ever!
I have never experienced such rude service as I have at this place. I was there on July 4th.
Here are some lines that were directed to me from the bartender: 'Didn't you hear me?' and 'I get the same questions hundreds of times', and the manager, once I complained about the service, was almost as rude and dismissive. The beer here is not good enough to make up for the poor service. My overall impression of the place is very negative, although it the place is attractive.
My recommendation is to either order their beer at the cafe next door (Langendijk Eetcafe) if you really wish to sample this brewery's beer or try a totally different, unassuming, and more convenient place such as De Bekeerde Suster- which has a few good beers of their own and much better service.

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Photo of toscanoigor
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited: March 2016

It's impossible not to mention that this is a brewery/bar in a windmill. It's a very cool place, in a very nice neighborhood, along the water, away from city center. The place was so crowded, we couldn't find tables to sit, but found space at the bar. The beer is cheap, from 2.4 to 3 euros, but come in small glasses (only size). They have a nice selection, with different styles, on tap, a couple bottles. They do close early, and there isn't much option for food.

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Photo of gspeer711
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of sm0rgm
4.71/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JamFuel
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Chaddiechadchad
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

It was super crowded when I went. I wanted to try a flight and there were not enough glasses go to go around. The bar suggested I bus some of my own glasses if I want to be next in line. So I did that, collected someone else's drinks when they were done. Not bad but difficult to find a spot and get my drinks.

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Photo of erk0607
3.79/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Photo of BcCraft710
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Remiot
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Very cool spot a bit off the beaten path. Situated in an old windmill which makes it worth the visit alone. Short hours and gets very crowded so go early if you want to get a seat. Seemed like a good mix of tourists and locals when I have been here. Not a huge selection of beers but everything is solid.

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Photo of jkhara12
4.35/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of barleywin
4.43/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lesnikow
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.39/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bostonbeans
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
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

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Photo of BdM
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of Gurtie
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

authentic Dutch small brewery experience

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Brouwerij 't IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands
3.8 out of 5 based on 987 ratings.
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