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5 typical beers from Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is famous for its great places to go out at night and party with friends, such as stag parties.

This is why parties are often accompanied by a good glass of booze, which makes for a very drunken evening. 

Amsterdam is the country’s number one destination, and there’s an excellent choice of beers. Some of them are world-famous.

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In this article, we’re going to introduce you to some typical Dutch beers, so that any good beer lover can discover Dutch specialties and enjoy evenings in the capital to the fullest. 

1. Heineken

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Popular since the mid-19th century, Heineken beer was first produced in a brewery north of Amsterdam recently bought by a young heir whose mission was to produce the world’s most popular beer. It’s fair to say he succeeded, as Heineken beer is now one of the world’s best-selling beers on every continent.

You can also visit the Heineken Museum in De Pijp, at Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE. Admission is a little expensive for adults (€21), more affordable for young people aged 12 to 17 (€14.50), and free for children under 11.

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2. Amstel

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Founded a few years after Heineken, Amstel beer quickly became popular in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. A century later, this famous beer was bought by the Heineken behemoth, which continued to maintain its strong sales abroad. 

Most Amstel beers are sold in cans and bottles. We recommend buying a few on your trip to Amsterdam. It’s a very affordable beer and easily found in many shops, once you’re there.

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3. La Trappe

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Created at the end of the 19th century, La Trappe is a beer that quickly made a name for itself in the Netherlands. Unlike Heineken and Amstel, this beer is not produced in the Dutch capital, but in the south of the country, in the town of Berkel-Enschot in the province of North Brabant. 

La Trapp offers no less than 9 varieties of beer. It is one of the 14 best Trappist beers in the world and, like its competitors mentioned above, is world-renowned. You’ll find it easy to buy in local bars if you’re visiting Amsterdam.

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4. Royal Dutch

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Royal Dutch was created in the early 19th century in the town of Tilburg by Jacob van Roessel, whose aim was to produce a small-scale beer solely in the Netherlands. This was without counting on its unique taste and soaring popularity, which enabled this beer to sell rapidly around the world. 

Today, you can easily find it in any bar if you visit Amsterdam. We recommend you try it to make up your own mind about this very special, smooth beer.

5. Dommelsch

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Let’s finish with a small brewery called Dommelsch, located in the town of Dommelen in the south of the Netherlands. First produced in 1744, this beer is mainly sold in Europe. This 5% beer is a lager-type beverage that has quickly conquered the hearts of the Dutch with its taste and very light form.

You may be able to find it if you visit the Dutch capital, but it’s rarer than its main competitors like Heineken or La Trappe. Nevertheless, it’s worth the effort to discover its unique flavor and light mouthfeel.

In Amsterdam, a journey beyond the canals : taste the 5 best beers

Amsterdam offers much more than its famous canals and renowned museums. The city also abounds in brewing treasures, with a booming craft beer scene. Discovering Amsterdam’s 5 best beers is a unique taste experience that reveals the authenticity and diversity of the local brewing culture. 

These 5 iconic beers invite you to explore the city’s unique flavors, offering an unforgettable journey to the heart of the Dutch capital.