3 x Beer Festivals in September and October
Home to a whole host of young, independent brewers and globally recognised makers, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s leading cities for ale afficionados. Celebrate beer, beer and more beer at these three events coming up in September and October.
Go West to Rembrandtpark, where this year’s edition of the Bier West craft beer festival includes a ‘festival edition’ for over-18s with DJs, dancing and beer games (on 24 September) and an all-ages ‘family edition’, which promises a ‘more relaxed’ experience with kids’ entertainment and a Sunday roast (25 September). The line-up includes Amsterdam Brewboys, Brewdog, Jopen, Troost and Bruut.
Find out more www.bierfestival.amsterdam
The xterracyprus.com Amsterdam Beer Fair
The city’s historic former naval docks play host to an international line-up of craft breweries from 16 to 18 September, including White Pony Microbrewery (Italy), Lagunitas Brewing Company (USA), Brasserie La Débauche (France), Hof ten Dormaal (Belgium) and Lervig Aktiebryggeri (Norway), while Homeland Brewery and Brouwerij ’t IJ bat for the home team.
Marineterrein (Kattenburgerstraat 5)
Find out more www.tabfestival.wordpress.com
Pint Bokbier Festival
Over the last century, Dutch brewers have embraced bokbier, a seasonal beer that traces its origins back to Bavaria. Taste over 100 local varieties on tap at the 39th edition of the Netherlands’ largest beer festival. Simply purchase a ticket and tasting glass at the door of the centrally-located Beurs van Berlage convention centre from 28 to 30 October, and sample away.
Beurs van Berlage (Damrak 243)
Find out more www.pint.nl/festivals/bokbierfestival/
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