Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam: for homebrewed beers and cosiness

30 March 2017

the best beers can be found at Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam

Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam is your favourite if you like beer and cosiness. Because honestly, who doesn’t love that? ;-). Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam is a brewery and tasting room in one. Jorn Stouten, Dafne van den Boom, and Thomas Perkhaan, all with the necessary hospitality experience, were fascinated by the history of the biggest brewery of Amsterdam: Van Vollenhoven’s brewery ‘De Gekroonde Valk’. The brewery doesn’t exist anymore though, which left the three thinking. Not long after that Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam became a fact.

Nice: Poesiat & Kater is named after two employees that worked in the brewery: Bart Poesiat and Klaas Kater. Not just regular employees though; they had housing built for the workers of the brewery. That was the start of the first housing association in The Netherlands. Special, isn’t it?!

Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam

at Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam you can find the best snacks

Okay, back to Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam. A restaurant in the monumental building in the Oostergasfabriek with a big terrace where you can sit in the sun all day with a homebrewed beer. Order some tasty treats from the drinks and bites menu and your sunny afternoon can’t be ruined. On the bites menu you’ll find snacks like: a fish platter, a saltimbocca skewer with chicken thighs, a bycatch fish croquette, a grillburger with cheddar as a slider, fried codfishcheeks with classic tartar sauce, garlic olives, or some delicious macadamia nuts. Nice!

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The menu at Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam is put together in a way so that you can eat something nice, any time of the day, from delicacies to small bites, with of course a matching beer. In the evening you can order disges like grilled farm chicken filled with garlic, liver, or heart, green cabbage leaf filled with spinach, roasted hazelnuts, feta and spicy tomato salsa. Or the winner of the menu, the crispy fries beef shortribs, stewed in Extra Stout beer, and the kingcrab in beetroor with a Kercken Porter beer.

Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam
With the styling of Poesiat & Kater Amsterdam they tried to keep or accentuate the historical elements in the building. It’s timeless, tasteful, and gives you the feeling as if it’s been there forever. A great meetingpoint for Amsterdam locals that love beer.

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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.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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Poesiat & Kater

Polderweg 648

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