The Original Amsterdam Beer Tour

Adults (18+)

Bask in the glory of liquid sunshine on this Amsterdam tour that covers all the best bars, breweries, and beer halls of this brew-loving city. From a place where nuns used to brew ales, to the mothership of Dutch beer brewing — the original Heineken building — see, and taste, the Netherlands' strong brewing history. Please note that this is NOT a pub crawl.

The Beers of Amsterdam Tour Highlights

  • Walk the streets of Amsterdam while learning about the brewing industry
  • See where Amsterdam’s original Heineken building first stood and learn how local beer flavors have been shaped over the centuries
  • Visit Amsterdam’s boutique bars and breweries
  • Choose from hundreds of ales at an impressive beer hall

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, three great beers, and one typical Dutch bar snack.

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, beers or drinks at final destination, additional bar snacks additional beers while on tour, beer glasses and rare bottles of beer, and tips/gratuities for bartenders.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Inside THE BEER TEMPLE, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, 1012 RR Amsterdam, NOTE: Depending on the weather, your guide will be wearing or holding an Urban Adventure signifier. Look for the colour red.
  • Starting time: 4.30 PM
  • Ending point: A beer hall in the city centre.
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  • Go beyond the iconic Heineken, Grolsch, and Amstel brands and delve deeper into the fascinating world of Dutch beer on this walking tour of Amsterdam that incorporates great cafes and drink stops!

    To begin, meet your enthusiastic local guide inside the Beer Temple, a short distance from the original Heineken building in the Amsterdam center, an appropriate starting place for this refreshing adventure! Walk the beautiful streets of central Amsterdam, stopping in the downtown area to sample local beers and learn about the Belgium and German influences that have shaped the Dutch brewing industry. Learn about the spots where Amsterdam warehouses used to store beer back in the 15th century and then take a detour through the red light district to visit a small brewery located within this infamous area.

    On our Amsterdam beer tour, we visit another brewery that just opened and finish the adventure at a legendary local beer haunt that has more than 200 different varieties of beer! Anyone who drinks beer will be amazed at the range on offer here. Choose to sip on a pale lager, gulp some bitter ale, or sample a strong triple malt to celebrate the end of the beers and breweries tour of Amsterdam. Raise a glass with friends and make a toast to Amsterdam. From there, you’re free to head back to your accommodation or stay on at the beer hall for another sneaky tipple. Be sure to talk with your guide to get insider information on the best things to do in Amsterdam and the best places to go for beer during the rest of your stay.

    Please note that this is NOT a pub crawl.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 3 great beers and 1 typical Dutch bar snack.

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature incl., beers or drinks at final destination, additional bar snacks additional beers while on tour, beer glasses and rare bottles of beer, tips/gratuities for bartenders.

    Dress standard: Due to the changing Dutch weather it is important to make sure to be well equipped against rain and wind, and to be wearing proper foot wear for the cobbled streets.

    Your Trip: This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 12

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Additional Information: Please note that this is NOT a pub crawl.

    Child Policy: Travellers must be 18 years of age or older and have ID to show to the guide. Note that this is not a pub crawl.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +31 64 367 21 86
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Ms. Fiona M. from Australia travelled on 14 Jul 2018:

    A fun afternoon spent with other travellers exploring Amsterdam and learning about culture with beer!

    Mr. Michael F. from USA travelled on 10 Jan 2018:

    My flight was delayed but they allowed me to attend a tour the next day with ZERO issues whatsoever. I had a fantastic time learning about the history of Amsterdam and how the Dutch played such an important part in the development of the culture of Europe. Tyler even catered to our requests which made it even more fun. Highly recommend and I’d do it again!

    Mr. Steve V. from Canada travelled on 20 Aug 2017:

    Tyler was a great guide, took us to the small breweries and greatvlocal pubs that have been around for hundreds of years..he was such a pro tour us knowledge of local beers . was fun asking questions and getting great honest answers

    Ms. Julia M. from USA travelled on 22 Jun 2016:

    Great tour, great guide.

    Mrs. Carol P. from USA travelled on 13 Apr 2016:

    The tour exceeded our expectations. Sean was very knowledgeable about the city and the places we visited, and he was well known in the area. We visited places we never would have found on our own, sampled local beers and liqueurs, and got a fun education about it all at the same time. There were only four of us in the group so it was like a night out with friends, with a personal local guide. Highly recommended.

    Mr. Robin H. from Sweden travelled on 15 Dec 2015:

    Our guide Sean where excellent. We had a really good time. The beer (and other liquids) where first-rate but even better than that where our discussions about Amsterdam and the rest of the world. I highly recommend this tour to everyone that are interested in brewed and distilled liquids and getting to know interesting facts about Amsterdam.

    Ms. Anietta T. from USA travelled on 13 Aug 2014:

    We had a great time with Sean!

    Ms. Laura M. from United Kingdom travelled on 25 Jun 2014:

    Sean was good fun, knowledgeable and very flexible, ensuring we were happy with the itinerary before we set off. He was also good company and we persuaded him to join us for one more drink after the tour was over!

    Mr. Joseph S. from USA travelled on 27 Mar 2013:

    We had a great time with Sean. It was a nice relaxing beer tour, not like so many of the club tours offered elsewhere around the city. This tour was exactly what we were looking for.

    Ms. Alexa V. from United Kingdom travelled on 27 Mar 2013:

    Excellent tour. Loved the jenever slurping!Sean was a friendly and informative guide. A fun and different way to explore Amsterdam and meet fellow travellers