Brouwerij 't IJ

Top choice in Amsterdam

Can you get more Dutch than drinking a craft beer beneath the creaking sails of the 1725-built De Gooyer Windmill? Amsterdam's leading microbrewery makes delicious standard, seasonal and limited-edition brews; try the smooth, fruity 'tripel' Zatte, which was their first creation back in 1985. Enjoy yours in the tiled tasting room, lined by an amazing bottle collection, or the plane-tree-shaded terrace.

Tasting flights of five beers go for €10.50. A beer is included in the 30-minute brewery tour that runs in English at 3.30pm Friday to Sunday (€6.50).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Amsterdam attractions

1. De Gooyer Windmill

0.01 MILES

This 18th-century grain mill is the sole survivor of five windmills that once stood in this part of town. It was moved to its current spot in 1814, fully…

2. Dappermarkt

0.28 MILES

The busy, untouristy Dappermarkt is a swirl of life and colour, with around 250 stalls. It reflects the Oost's diverse immigrant population, and is full…

3. WerfMuseum 't Kromhout

0.29 MILES

Boats are still repaired at the 18th-century wharf on the outer side of the dyke, and this is a 'working' museum in the eastern hall, devoted to…

4. Muiderpoort

0.36 MILES

A dome tops this neoclassical arch, which was built in 1770 as a gateway to the city. On the south side you'll see the Amsterdam emblem of three St…

5. Tropenmuseum

0.36 MILES

A great arched, galleried space, the Tropenmuseum houses a three-storey collection of artefacts from all over the world, depicting a wide range of…

6. Spreeksteen

0.39 MILES

This tribute to freedom of speech, established in 2005, is a rock podium marking a 'speakers' corner' in Oosterpark. Organised debates occur here and…

7. Oosterpark

0.45 MILES

The lush greenery of Oosterpark, with wild parakeets in the trees and herons stalking the large ponds, brings an almost tropical richness to this diverse…

8. De Schreeuw

0.48 MILES

A wavy profile shouting into the sky, this tall silver sculpture in Oosterpark honours free speech – it's also a tribute to controversial filmmaker Theo…