Craft beer bars and bottleshops in The Netherlands

More chairs in Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden with the bar at the far end

Het Stadsbrouwhuis

The beautiful old town of Leiden has it all. An old historic town center with lots of history and culture. A large population of young professionals and students. It's perfectly situated between Amsterdam and The Hague. And close all sorts of outdoors recreation. What they also have is a place for craft beer lovers in the form of a brewpub called Het Stadsbrouwhuis (City Brewery if you translate it).Read more…
People trying to pick their beer at the bar at Brody's American Taphouse

Brody’s American Taphouse

In 2017 two new craft beer bars opened in The Hague, Anna's Bar and Brody's American Taphouse. It's the latter I want to highlight. Most recently this location was a coffeeshop called Cremers but the owner decided to move that venue to the basement and the upstairs area became this new temple of hops which is of course completely smoke free.Read more…
Taps and staff at Uiltje Bar

Uiltje Bar

One of my favourite breweries in The Netherlands is Het Uiltje or as they renamed it to sound more international Uiltje Brewing Company. Their logo is a little owl (which got a bit more animated in it's later incarnation) and in 2015 they opened their bar in the city of Haarlem. Later they also opened a taproom at their brewery but I'm going to focus at the aforementioned bar.Read more…
Behind the scenes (bar) at De Gekke Geit

De Gekke Geit

This bar might be the one I visit the most in the city I live in, The Hague. It looks a bit dingy but trust me, if you want any craft beer that was just released in The Netherlands you can get it here, especially if it's a brewery the manager Jaap is a fan of. I am of course talking about De Gekke Geit (or The Crazy Goat if you translate it).Read more…