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“Great Beer / Prices - Out of the Way Location - Weak Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Brouwerij 't IJ

Brouwerij 't IJ
Funenkade 7, 1016 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6228325
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Ranked #3 of 168 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Breweries, Bars
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Smyrna, Georgia
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“Great Beer / Prices - Out of the Way Location - Weak Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Title sums it up. My wife and I love beer and always try to visit local microbreweries anywhere we go. We took plenty of pictures of the windmill and exterior and worked up a strong thirst after our 20 min walk to get here (from Rembrant Square). The beer is great and the prices were the lowest we saw anywhere in Amsterdam (2 - 3 Euros per pint). The place was packed on a Sunday night. Service was less than friendly and because of this we just had 1 round and moved on. Glad I came but would not likely come back on a return trip.

Visited November 2013
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“Good times - great beer/great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This was a wonderful stop in our trip to Amsterdam. We got 5-beer beer tasting flights for 8 EUR each and a soda for a non-drinker at prices below anywhere else we've been. The bar itself is very minimalist and has an overall great vibe. Also - free wifi!

Visited December 2013
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“Great Beer at a Great Price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is an great bar at an excellent micro brewery in Amsterdam. They have probably the best prices for what is some really good beer. They have several menu items, but all we tried was the meat and cheese plate.

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“Wilting at windmills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Marvellously minimalist bar in front of the brewery.
It's a good idea to start of with the tasting tray of what is currently being brewed before getting stuck into some serously strong beer.
Dubbed,triples,wheat beer and IPAD are just some of the variety of beers.
Highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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“Worse service ever. Who do they think they are?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Although the beer is really good, the service is one of the worse in Amsterdam. I have been numerous times also taking all my guests to show them the windmill but honestly a part from that you can find their beers also in others bars and be served better. We ordered the tasting ( composed by several mini glasses of all their beers) but they claimed not to have glasses available. Once the glasses become available, they stated they were not serving tasting after 6 pm.( and the location close at 8pm - and we ordered before 6pm). It doesnt make sense. Ridiculous....not worth all the journey from central Amsterdam when there are a lot of other places to enjoy great beers at same price and we better service! Simply over rated!

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