A history of beer

Amsterdam regularly features on 'European beer cities’ top five lists. And for good reason, the city is home to more than 45 breweries, and counting. Add specialised beer cafes and you're never far from a refreshing amber ale of dark brew. Amsterdam's modern-day beer culture has developed quickly building on late-medieval foundations, industrialisation and the rise of pale lagers in the late 19th century through to the importation of German hopped beer.  

Busy brewers

Amsterdam is abuzz with brewers. Think local breweries such as De Prael, Kleiburg, Mokums Mout, Walhalla, Zuidas Bier, Bruut, Gebrouwen door Vrouwen, Brouwerij ‘t IJ, and Oedipus right through to Heineken. 


Throughout this exhibition, Amsterdam Museum will organise various activities relating to beer and brewers. Everything from lectures on themes such as low-alcohol brewing, book launches, and beer tastings guided by some of the city's best beer sommeliers.