Brouwerij 't IJ, Amsterdam

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Brouwerij 't IJ (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌbrʌuʋəˈrɛi ət ɛi]; English: The IJ Brewery) is a small brewery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in a former bath house named Funen, next to the De Gooyer windmill. The brewery was opened by Kaspar Peterson, a former musician, in October 1985 and was one of several small breweries that opened in cities around the Netherlands in response to consumers' dissatisfaction with beer brewed by the larger companies. It brews twelve standard beers and three seasonal beers, besides limited edition beers.
The brewery allows tours and tastings, and has a pub with an outdoor terrace. It opens from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. but no later, owing to local residents' objections to the noise. It brews in the pub basement and in a building in the nearby Zeeburgerpad. In 2019 it opened a second bar in the Blauwe Theehuis in the Vondelpark.

The brewery's logo features an ostrich, with an egg, and a distant windmill. The brewery is named after the nearby IJ waterbody.

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  • After spending the morning being tourists and heading into the afternoon it seemed to be the right time to take a dive into Amsterdam’s non-Heineken/Amstel/Grolsch brewery scene. Using our transit.....  more
    After spending the morning being tourists and heading into the afternoon it seemed to be the right time to take a dive into Amsterdam’s non-Heineken/Amstel/Grolsch brewery scene. Using our transit.....  more »
  • Great atmosphere. Beers were really good, shared a flute plus a pint. Staff chose beers for the flute and chose well, they didn’t hold back as there were some string beers included. Really nice beer.....  more
    Great atmosphere. Beers were really good, shared a flute plus a pint. Staff chose beers for the flute and chose well, they didn’t hold back as there were some string beers included. Really nice beer.....  more »
  • Went here with my boyfriend on our trip to Amsterdam (we are from New York State). It was a lot of fun and really beautiful. Authentic Dutch food (as much as that exists) and flights of Dutch beer... 
    Went here with my boyfriend on our trip to Amsterdam (we are from New York State). It was a lot of fun and really beautiful. Authentic Dutch food (as much as that exists) and flights of Dutch beer...  more »
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  • A very nice place to chill and have good beer. They have a standard sampler of 5 beers and other types can be ordered only in normal sizes. They also have 4-5 special season beers worth trying given their limited time on tap. It's a self service system, so you go and get your drinks at the bar and pay right away. The snack option is bit different than most micro breweries I have visited. Only limited to cheese, dried meat, olives and nuts. No fried food, fries or other snacks. Once can also have a brewery tour if you are curious on their brewing. Overall it's a nice experience and good beer, which is all you need
  • Recommended. Nice place to chill out on the outside terrace after a busy day downtown, and sample some great craft beers. Take the number 7 or 14 tram, which both stop around the corner. Note: this is a beer place, so do not expect a lot of other types of drinks.
  • Got the flight and a little cheese platter. The flight was good, nothing we didn't like. The cheese was delicious and came with mustard which was a nice pair with the beers. Nice outdoor seating area. Snacks are a little pricey but we're glad we got some.
  • Like any other brewery! I liked ambience, vibe and beer of this place. Beer taste sample is €11 in which you 5 different type of beer to taste. ( pls see picture) Its mostly a drinking spot, eating selection is less. Its a fun place. There was nothing special into this place. I dont know why there are so many reviews. Perhaps the only brewery here. If you are first timer here and have some extra time this is must visit
  • Amazing bar and brewery. Love to go here. Great vibes, friendly staff and also good beer. Especially IJ wit is recommendable in my opinion. They also serve small “platter” with cheese and sausages next to the beer. Check out this place!

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