Brouwerij ít IJ | Amsterdam,
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Brouwerij ít IJ
Excellent based on 133 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

Funenkade 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands [ print map ]
020 6228325 | facebook

Hours: 14.00 - 20.00

Mayor: PotjeBier (5) | Taps: 6 |

Brouwerij ít IJ

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Beer Available At Brouwerij ít IJ (arranged by most recent)
ít IJ Red Rye IPA , ít IJ No. 1 (2015) , ít IJ Rode Bok , ít IJ IPA 94, ít IJ Zatte 87, ít IJ IJbok 74, ít IJ Struis 95, ít IJ Flink 79, ít IJ Plzeň 80, ít IJ Dubbelbok 78, ít IJ Columbus 91, ít IJ Natte 73, ít IJ IJwit 87, ít IJ India Session Ale 92, ít IJ Zomerblond 2014 , ít IJ Tonís Motueka Pale Ale 92, ít IJ / De Molen Double IPA 98, ít IJ Flamingo Black I.P.A. 94, ít IJ IJndejaars 93, ít IJ Barley Wine 87
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133 reviews for Brouwerij ít IJ
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  74%
 Selection  69%
 Food  65%
 Value  82%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer  (212) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | May 15, 2011
Located just outside the center of Amsterdam, still easy to find, search for the big Molen. Good weather caused to open the terrace and sitting outside with a Struis and a sheep cheese form the IJ brewery made it very nice. Selection are only the IJ beers and not all are available. Interior looks good, with a very nice selection of empty bottles throughout the place. All by all a nice place, especially with good weather to sit outside.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (802) London, England | April 25, 2011
Ďt IJ brewery sits by a windmill in the eastern part of Amsterdam, set back from a busy crossroads, and within easy walking distance from the city centre on a sunny Sunday at the beginning of April. Thereís a large outdoor seating area, which was quite busy when we arrived mid-afternoon after visiting the interesting resistance museum en route. Inside thereís an L-shaped tasting room framed by the bar, with lots of standing room but not many tables. Itís quite basic, half tiled in white, with an array of empty bottles from just about every brewery I could name on narrow shelves above. The symbol of the brewery is an ostrich and this theme is carried through to the broken ostrich egg lampshades. There was a good range of IJ beers available Ė Plzen (not actually a pilzen), Natte, Ijwit, Zatte, Columbus, Struis (ostriches again!) and a seasonal (Paasij) on tap, all priced between E1.90 and E2.50; bottles at E2.90; plus fruit juice, mineral water and cheese. The recommended local soft cheese, made from sheepís milk and a bit like Camembert, was good but at E5 for a small round not as reasonably priced as the beers. The bar staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient, even when faced with an extremely busy bar after the brewery tour finished. Unfortunately we missed it but thereís a free tour at 1600 on Sundays and Fridays. Oh, and when we were there was a book on sale celebrating 25 years of the brewery.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (444) London, England | April 12, 2011| Updated September 6, 2012
I like this place a lot. Definitely has more of a brewery tasting room than a bar vibe (no complaints about that) although, if the sun is shining, much of the action is on the terrace outside rather than inside. So much so on the sunny day we visited that we had to sit inside as the terrace was full. The bar area was apparently a bath-house in a previous life. The Ij beers are generally pretty decent and you can get the full range here. On the downside itís rare for Ij to bring out a new beer so there was only one new beer for me (and that was only because Iíd previously overlooked that one as I thought Iíd rated it before). Still, it was good to be able to taste them on draught as Iíd mainly had them from bottles before. Food is limited to cheesy and meaty snacks - the sheeps milk cheese (forget what they call it) was pretty good. Service is from the bar - knowledgable and enthusiastic. An essential visit in Amsterdam and not as long a walk from the centre as I expected.
nate2g  (688) Boomtown!, Australia | March 22, 2011
Bustling brewpub thatís a decent walk from the centre. ít IJ attracts large numbers of tourists and locals alike. Beers are decent and snack food available. Staff are efficient and no problems getting served quickly and with a smile. To be fair I wouldnít write home about this place, so Iíve written about it on Rate Beer instead.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jarvinho  (2) , Sweden | January 23, 2011
This place is amazing. Great beer, great location, friendly staff and the most amazing atmosphere. This place is the jewel of Amsterdam.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Jaspervanschie  (7) Delft, Netherlands | December 28, 2010
Great place to visit. specially in the summer. I love the way it contradicts with modern hospitality ethics, but still is packed almost every day. The atmosphere is brilliant. Somehow everybody seems to become at ease as soon as they start drinking their beers and smell the typical scent inside.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
amodomio  (12) | December 9, 2010
Il posto migliore per líaperitivo ad Amsterdam, ottime birre e ambiente straordinariamente amichevole!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock  (190) Stockholm, Sweden | November 24, 2010
Visited on a Sunday in November 2010. Nice to have a free brewery tour that lasted for about 30 minutes. The tour started at 4 PM. The place was crowded even though it was a Sunday. Worn and with a slightly odd smell. I just tried one of the beers before walking back to the central parts of Amsterdam. (it takes 30-40 minutes to walk to the Central station) Also bought a bottle of Struis, it did cost 1.35 EUR. Would love to visit in the summer when its warm outdoors.
KyotoLefty  (503) Kyoto, Japan | September 3, 2010
Ratty inside, nice outside in the garden. Service means lining up to buy your beers inside. Nice beers, though, and quite a few to try. Had a great time chatting with people I met outside. My #2 place in Amsterdam after Arendsnest.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal  (45) Montreal, Quebec | August 3, 2010
This is a friendly pub decorated by a lot of empty bottles on the walls. Also, the windmill is very nice. The beer selection from the brewery is interesting and the athmosphere is relaxed.

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