Brouwerij Het IJ
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Brouwerij Het IJ

The Netherlands

"For us it’s just the greatest place to go to work."

Amsterdam might have some major and well known beer producers, but craft brewery Brouwerij ’t IJ, founded in the mid-80s, was one of the first to brew well-crafted beers in Belgian style. Founder Kasper Peterson, a Dutch musician who wrote a few chart-topping songs, started the brewery in 1985 in a former municipal bath house. The tasting room and a few of the brew rooms are still located here, right next to an iconic windmill. 

After more than twenty years, Bart Obertop and Patrick Hendrikse took over the brewery and continued brewing the beers Brouwerij ’t IJ had become known for. As the demand grew they opened a second brewery in 2013, a few hundred meters form the original location, to be able to fulfill the demand. The original brewery in the former bath house now produces all the beers for consumption in the bar in the same building.

Funenkade 7
1018 AL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 261 9801

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