De Prael Houthavens Amsterdam: for a homebrewed beer on a sunny terrace

11 April 2017

At De Prael Houthavens Amsterdam you’re getting that living room feeling

De Prael Houthavens Amsterdam is your favourite new to got to, to celebrate the weekend with friends. Not because they have one of the biggest terraces in Amsterdam, but most of all because they have the tastiest beers and the best dishes to serve with them. You’ve probably already spotted the first location of De Prael at the Wallen, and soon one in Amsterdam West.

A tasting room where you feel home right away because of the kind atmosphere, living room interior style and friendly approach. As they say themselves; occasional messy, but always from good quality.

What makes De Prael Houthavens Amsterdam so special? Fer and Arno were able to combine their work as a psychiatric nurses and their hobby brewing beer to make a job for people who are not able to work in the ‘normal’ job market. Over the years the company has grown into a successful tasting room and shop where we all are happy to drop by sometimes.

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De Prael Houthaves Amsterdam for the best beer/food combination

The menu at De Prael Houthavens Amsterdam shows this beautiful beer and food combination. Think of street food as sandwiches with pork belly, but also typical Dutch mashed potatoes. In other words, good food to make sure you can taste all the beers on the menu. Beer is a special thing at De Prael Houthavens Amsterdam, you can order beers from IPA, Scotch Ale, Tripel, but also beer that’s brewed by Prael Houthavens Amsterdam itself from rainwater.

Rainwater? Yep, the new brewery is dedicated to sustainability and collects and filters rainwater. The brewery can relieve the city of nearly 500,000 gallons of water that causes many problems. Thanks to that, we can then enjoy the rainwater beers on their sunny terrace. YES!

de prael houthaves amsterdamBack to the one thing on the menu that we absolutely need to try: de Ballen van Freek! Yes, we had to read that twice. The chef Freek is a hero with balls, and then we’re talking about meatballs. We can not wait to taste them!

More hotspots in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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