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Amsterdam Beer tasting & brewery tours

Our most recommended Amsterdam Beer tasting & brewery tours

Amsterdam: Heineken Experience Ticket

1. Amsterdam: Heineken Experience Ticket

1867 was a good year for beer. It was the year Gerard Adriaan Heineken built a new brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. In the pumping heart of the old brewery, you can dive into the world of Heineken beer.   On a 1.5-hour self-guided tour you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer. There will be a short presentation in English provided inside the factory.   Find out the 4 natural ingredients that make this beer, and discover the brand’s sponsorship activities with Formula 1, the UEFA Champions League and the Rugby World Cup. And sure enough, at the end of the tour you can raise your glass with new friends.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

2. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

On this 75-minute canal cruise, you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change. Have a great time on board while listening to your personal audio system. Your visit to Heineken Experience includes a 1.5-hour self-guided tour where you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer. Find out the 4 natural ingredients that make this beer, and discover the brand’s sponsorship activities with Formula 1, the UEFA Champions League and the Rugby World Cup. And sure enough, at the end of the tour you can raise your glass with new friends. Please note that Heineken Experience is only for guests 18 years and older!

Amsterdam: Canal Booze Cruise

3. Amsterdam: Canal Booze Cruise

You can drink in a bar in any city in the world, but for a true Amsterdam experience, you can’t do better than a boozy canal cruise along the world-famous waterways, taking in the sights with a cold beer in hand. Choose from a private or shared cruise. Depart from the city center and cruise through some of the city's main canals. Make your way onto the Amstel River, under the 7 bridges, and discover hidden gems that only a local skipper and host will know how to find. Your cruise will eventually return to the same spot in which you started, right in the city center, exactly where you will want to be after a cruise with an open bar.

Amsterdam: Heineken Experience and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Heineken Experience and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Book your combo ticket to a classic canal cruise and Heineken Experience in Amsterdam. Learn the art of brewing, sip 2 beers or soft drinks, and enjoy cutting-edge multimedia. Visit the Heineken Experience at the time you’ve booked; take your cruise at a pre-booked time slot of your choice. Learn the story of one of the world's most famous breweries with an entrance ticket to the Heineken Experience and enjoy an interactive, self-guided tour of the original factory, where all of the brand’s beer was made until 1988. Get a behind-the-scenes look at facilities including the gigantic copper tanks where the lager was brewed. Take part in a tasting session and test your skills at drafting a perfect beer. Then, see the 17th-century architecture of the city center on a 1-hour canal cruise. Avail of a GPS guide in several languages to get interesting information about iconic landmarks such as the Westerkerk, "Skinny Bridge" and the charming Negen Straatjes neighborhood.

Amsterdam: Dutch Beerbike Blast Tour

5. Amsterdam: Dutch Beerbike Blast Tour

Enjoy the watery streets of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt while savoring a beer served from the bar of an unusual bike! Suitable for a maximum of 17 passengers, the bike comes with its very own driver/guide to navigate you through Sloterdijk — an up-and-coming neighborhood to the west of Amsterdam — so you can concentrate on the free-flowing beer and conversations. Your guide is a 'BOB' ('Bewust Onbeschonken Bestuurder', or 'Conscious Sober Driver') and guarantees safe and responsible cycling while you drink the beer. Your BOB will navigate you safely around some of Amsterdam’s most picturesque spots. Mainly used for festivals and festive events such as company outings or bachelor parties, the beerbike is popular with locals, day-trippers, vacationers, and anyone who wants to have fun.

Amsterdam: Exclusive Heineken Experience VIP Tour Ticket

6. Amsterdam: Exclusive Heineken Experience VIP Tour Ticket

1867 was a good year for beer. It was the year Gerard Adriaan Heineken built a new brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. In the pumping heart of the old brewery, you can dive into the world of Heineken.  On this 2.5-hour guided tour, you will explore the history behind the Heineken family. Find out how a small Dutch brewer became the world’s most famous beer brand and hear everything about Heineken’s history in the Heritage Quarter. Together with your personal guide, you will get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes where you can find a special collection depot that holds around 120,000 objects.  Go to one of the hidden bars for a beer tasting and try out 5 different beers including matching snacks. This Heineken VIP tour ends with a personalized gift.

Amsterdam 1.5-Hour Private Beer Bike Experience

7. Amsterdam 1.5-Hour Private Beer Bike Experience

Climb aboard Amsterdam's unique mobile peddle bar bike tour with your friends, colleagues, or family and discover Amsterdam in an unforgettable way. Cycle throughout Amsterdam-North and past its nicest and most modern cafes, discover the innovatively built hotels, and enjoy a delicious cold beer or a bubbly Prosecco while cycling with your party. The party bike comes with its own designated driver, known as "BOB", Bewust Onbeschonken Bestuurder (Conscious Sober Driver), removing that awkward choice of who will stay sober for the night.

Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

8. Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

Join the best experience of Amsterdam with your group. Discover the famous canals of Amsterdam with this private boat tour. The Local skipper/guide will let you see the hotspots of Amsterdam. See the beautifull canals, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Leidseplein, Amstel River, skinny bridge, Hermitage and many more.. This canal cruise is private for 1,5 hours and to make the cruise complete, it is inclusive beer, wine, soda and typical Dutch bitterballen (vegan option). Don't miss the boat! The cruise is on a cozy boat and the local skipper will tell you the best stories.

The Original Amsterdam Beer Bike Tour since 2004

9. The Original Amsterdam Beer Bike Tour since 2004

Climb aboard Amsterdam’s unique beer bike to see the sites of the city while drinking unlimited cans of cold Heineken. Your sober guide will steer the mobile bar and a canopy is available in case of possible rain. See the hidden gems of Amsterdam located in Amsterdam-Noord, known for its popular NSDM-werf. See the upcoming part of the city and peddle on our peddle bike through the bustling center, make your way across Het IJ to the rustic meadows on the other side. Pass by the famous Amsterdam lookout tower along the way. Suitable for groups of between 6 to 16 people, the group beer bike comes with its own designated driver, known as “BOB" for Bewust Onbeschonken Bestuurder (Conscious Sober Driver), to remove that awkward choice of who has to stay sober. Make merry as BOB does most of the work on the party bike. Beer bikes run throughout the day, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and you can even rent more than one bike for larger groups, subject to availability. See the best of Amsterdam aboard this unique mobile bar.

Amsterdam: Private Beer Tasting Tour

10. Amsterdam: Private Beer Tasting Tour

Join this 3-hour beer tasting tour and learn all about the iconic Heineken, Grolsch, Amstel, and other beers. Discover the fascinating world of Dutch beer and its history during this private tour, which includes several drink stops. Amsterdam's history with beer dates back to the 12th century when the water was so polluted that everyone had to drink beer, including children. Discover everything about Amsterdam's beer culture and find out why more and more people are interested in local beer made by local people. But it’s not just all history, you will also have the chance to taste some of the best-brewed beers in Amsterdam. Visit some extraordinary local places where you can taste several beers.

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4.3 / 5

based on 4,952 reviews

I really enjoyed myself and so did my partner. Very interesting but not boring and even though the tour can last up to an hour and a half, it went so fast. The free beer tokens were a bonus and the Heineken tastes so much nicer than it does back home.

Pretty cool experience! If you're really interested in the brewing process of beer maybe the wrong thing to do. But still really cool. Would recommend to eveyone and the beertasting is just the cherry on top.

Loved it so much that I booked another light festival cruise with Starboard. Lovely experience.

Awesome tour, informative, educational and we had Heineken to drink!

Awesome experience definitely a highlight of Amsterdam