The Amsterdam Beerfair

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Tip for September 8 till 10: visit this beer festival in Amsterdam with friends

6 September 2017

End the summer with the Amsterdam Beerfair

Beer, beer beer! The best and perhaps most tasty festival is here; The Amsterdam Beerfair (TAB). Thé beer festival of the year! From September 8 till 10, the marina area in the heart of Amsterdam will transform into a true beer walhalla. An international beer festival where the main focus lies on discovering, think of discovering well-known and unknown brewers from The Netherlands and abroad. Our own local beer heroes as Oedipus, Poesiat and Kater and Brouwerij ‘t IJ are of course present on the festival and to make it even more special, these breweries brewed a special beer for TAB. For example; at Oedipus Brewing, you can taste the Dubbel, at Beer Brewer a Black Rye IPA, at Walhalla Craft Beer a Berliner Weisse, at Poesiat & Kater Session IPA and at Brouwerij ‘t IJ a New England IPA.

Besides tasting beers from the famous Amsterdam brewers, there are also international brewers at The Amsterdam Beerfair: White Pony Micro Brewery from Italy, Lagunitas Brewing Co from America and To Beer from Denmark. Can’t wait to taste!

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A good beer needs good food. So the chef of Pension Homeland made a special menu that fits the perfect beer/food combination. The whole weekend beer will be live brewed and of course there’s also music to complete the festival.

The Amsterdam Beerfair

Date: September 8 till 10
Times: Friday: 5 PM – 11 PM, Saturday: 2 PM – 11 PM and Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM.
Price: free
Location: Kattenburgerstraat 5, Amsterdam
More information and tickets: Facebook event

Something else you can discover during the beer festival is what is happening behind the walls of the former marine complex. Because this weekend you can also visit the open days of the navy areas of Amsterdam and the Makerversity  ;-)

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

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

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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Photocredits: The Amsterdam Beerfestival (TAB)

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