A guide to craft beer in The Netherlands

Craft beer bars and bottle shops in The Netherlands. Find the best places for a good craft beer in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam and other Dutch cities and areas.

The wall with black and white photos of musicians at Lemmy's Bier & Whiskycafé

Lemmy’s Bier & Whiskycafé

The reason I was in Leiden on December 20th was because a couple of my friends started their own brewery called X-Brewing and on this night they would officially launch with a tap take-over at Lemmy's Bier & Whiskycafé. I was there to support them, take pictures and I took the opportunity to gather some information so I could write something about this craft beer bar in Leiden.Read more…
The available beers at Taplokaal Gist

Taplokaal Gist

A few of the best things in life are beer and food and - what’s even better - beer and food combined. That’s what they do at Taplokaal Gist in Utrecht. There are 30 taps with a changing selection of craft beers and beautiful food that can be served – ask the staff – with a matching beer. Apart from the 30 taps, there is also a fridge with an interesting beer collection.Read more…
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…