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5 typical beers from Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is famous for having good places to go out at night to party with friends, like stag parties for example. For this, parties are often accompanied by a good glass of alcohol, which makes for a very drunken evening.

Amsterdam is the number one destination in the country, and there is a very good selection of beers. Some of them are world famous.


In this article we will introduce you to some of the typical beers of the Netherlands, so that every good beer lover can discover the Dutch specialties and enjoy the evenings in the capital.

If you want to know more, we recommend you to read our article about the 10 best bars in Amsterdam.


Popular since the middle of the 19th century, Heineken beer was first produced in a brewery in the north of Amsterdam recently bought by a young heir who had the mission to produce the most popular beer in the world.

It is safe to say that he succeeded, as Heineken beer is now one of the best selling beers in the world on all continents.

You can also visit the Heineken museum in the district De Pijp, the address is Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE. The price is a bit expensive for adults (21 €), more affordable for young people between 12 and 17 years (14,50 €), and finally the under 11 years old will have free entrance.


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 behemoth Heineken, which has continued to maintain its strong sales abroad.

Most Amstel beers are sold in cans and bottles. We recommend you to buy some during your trip to Amsterdam. It is a very affordable beer and can be found very easily in many shops once you are there.


Created at the end of the 19th century, La Trappe is a beer that has quickly become established 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.

The Trapp offers no less than 9 varieties of beer. It is one of the 14 best trappist beers in the world and is world famous like its competitors mentioned above. You can easily get it in the local bars if you go to Amsterdam.


Royal Dutch was created at the beginning of the 19th century in the city of Tilburg by Jacob van Roessel who had the goal of producing a small scale beer only in the Netherlands. But the unique taste and rising popularity of this beer made it sell quickly all over the world.

Today, you can easily find it in any bar if you visit Amsterdam. We suggest you try it to make your own opinion about this special and smooth beer.


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 drink that has quickly conquered the hearts of the Dutch with its taste and its very light form.

You may find it if you visit the Dutch capital, but it is rarer than its main competitors like Heineken or La Trappe. It is nevertheless worth the effort to discover its unique flavor and lightness in the mouth.

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