Amsterdam’s Hippest Happy Hour
Our last afternoon in Amsterdam takes us to a local organic microbrewery east of the city center. It’s called Brouwerij ‘t IJ, (The IJ Brewery), and it has become our favorite place to grab a drink in all of Amsterdam. The brewery is located directly underneath a large windmill, and it isn’t a full brewpub since it doesn’t have any food beyond some small snacks, i.e. cheese and sausage. All the beers are brewed on-site in and old bathhouse, and all are certified organic. The tasting room is open daily from 2pm to 8pm, and although they offer tours, we did not get there in time to go on one. Instead, we hung out on the outdoor patio chatting with both locals and tourists alike. As fans of local, microbrews, I rank Brouwerij ‘t IJ up there as one of the best I’ve ever been to, and definitely the top location. How can you beat drinking local craft beer on a patio over-looking Amsterdam’s canals? Get there early if you want a seat, they fill up fast.