Seven Awesome Beer Spots To Check Out At ISE In Amsterdam (That Aren’t Heineken or Amstel)
We wrote a popular blog post in for CEDIA called Five Breweries To See While You Are in Denver At CEDIA Expo. Given its success and our awesome Amsterdam beer experience in the past we’ve decided to write a similar post for ISE 2015! So take some time to stop and see ihiji at stand #10-N114 (co-exhibiting with Control4) then hit the town in the evening to enjoy one of these excellent establishments.
We’re craft beer enthusiasts and so have omitted the behemoth Heineken Amstel brewery from this list. These beer bars, breweries and bottle shops are all very unique with some real local charm.
Amsterdam, 1015 BS
This is a really cool classic bar that serves only Dutch beer. The staff is very knowledgable, people are friendly and beer is fantastic. The relaxing atmosphere makes this my top pick for grabbing a pint.
Amsterdam, 1012 RR
Beer temple is one of the most unique beer bars in Amsterdam because they sell mostly American beers. I was very surprised by both the quantity and quality of beer they had on tap here. Lots of west coast style IPAs with big HOPS! It is conveniently located in central amsterdam right off the tram route. The Bierkoning and In De Wildeman are within walking distance of this bar.
Amsterdam 1016 AL
During my first trip to Amsterdam I asked some locals while at Arendsnest if I should go to the Heineken brewery. They quickly said that if I wanted a great beer at a cool establishment that the IJ brewery was the place to be. The IJ is located within walking distance of central Amsterdam and is housed in an old windmill – talk about unique! They give tours on a set schedule but you can also stop in during regular hours and enjoy some of their finest suds.
Oudezijds Armsteeg 26
Amsterdam, 1012 GP
The Prael Brewery is a brewpub in central Amsterdam with a nice lineup of their own beers. If you’re in the area it’s a great place to stop in for a drink and a bite of food. Be careful, there is a gift shop and brewery with limited hours but the brewpub is around the corner which is easily missed!
A locals feeling makes this a great cafe to stop in for a beer and a plate of cheese. They have a number of locations around Amsterdam and some feature live music. Cafe Gollem is a sure bet for a good beer, pub eats and relaxing after a long day at the RAI.
Amsterdam, 1012 ZL
The Bierkoning is not actually a bar but it’s a very cool bottle shop in Amsterdam. They have an amazing selection of beers from all over the world, many of which are well known and top quality. If you like craft beer I highly suggest stopping in to check out their selection.
Amsterdam, 1012 PT
This is another cool bar that is located in an old distillery. They had a good selection of Belgian and Dutch beers. I’d recommend stopping in but it was crowded the couple of times I went in so if you’re looking for a seat you may try walking down to Beer Temple after you’ve sampled a few.
Proost, cheers, A la votre, prost, salud, Sláinte!
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