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Het Ij

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #76 of 306 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water
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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

great choice of beers that are made locally - some on the premises. Beers are mainly on draft and their seasonal specials are worth a try. In good weather, the place gets very busy and is, sadly, now in many tourist guides so some people come here to photograph, and be photographed, instead of going for the beer.

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Cornwall,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I sought out this place after advice from the Amsterdam forum, and was glad I found it. it was late on a Sunday afternoon, and the place was packed. We found a seat on the benches outside after a short wait and got the five sampling glasses to try as many beers as possible. Such a joy after all the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great terrace where you meet all nationalities, very good beer home made from Amsterdam. Best beer taste and absolutely my favorite. Go with your friends, they also have nice snacks. Prizes are resonanable.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Title says it all - beer is great - a sample tray us a must. Nice ambience, friendly staff and the largest display of beer bottles I've ever seen! Tours run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but worth going in the week for a happy afternoon!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On the advice of a waitress at a pub, we went here and were glad we did. The beer was excellent and the staff was well able to guide our selections. It is easy to get to on the tram and the windmill was great. The only downer was we wanted a sampler and they don't have enough glass to... More

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This draws locals as well as tourists. But it is a friendly place with great beers. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. The outdoor seating area is a plus. This is well worth a visit and an easy tram/trolley ride from the town center.

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Absolutely agree with Jojuto in that its a must for all beer lovers. The windmill and canal are a bonus but the staff are not, and are very good: hard-working, helpful and knowledgeable. And patient which they need given the amount of people who need someone to tell them what they would like to drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Where else can you drink beneath a windmill! Great selection of boutique beers highly recommend the IPA. Nice courtyard and helpful staff. Beers are around the 3€ for a half. You can also get tasting selections.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Every time in A'dam since 1990's I have visited Het Ij, and enjoyed every sip. Personally I like Struis & Zatte, but feel free to check all of the varieties (and ask somebody to take you back to your bed). Actually last time was a bit more back in time (and not April 2013), but Tripadvisor does not allow more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Beautiful place next to a canal with very nice (and strong!) beers brewed just here! Great price, atmosphere, place!

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