Beer & Breweries, Amsterdam
Jenever: is the straight Dutch gin.
Bols and Heineken: are the two main distillers of jenever in Holland. Bols was founded by Lucas Bols in 1575. Heineken is famous for the best selling jenever of all, Bokma Jonge.
Coebergh: Dutch Berry Gin Classic
Juttertje: Spice Liquor
Hartevelt: Dutch Lemon Gin
Hooghoudt: Dutch Double Grain Gin is madfrom grains (barley, rye and wheat), corn wine, herbs and double stoked jeneverberrie. Hooghoudt Dutch Double Grain Gin has it's own delicious taste and soft character.
The Dutch are definitely beer drinkers, which is why there's no shortage of Heineken signs hanging outside typical brown cafés all over Amsterdam. But for those of you who prefer a more adventurous beer experience, try one of these specialty bars, shops or even a small, local brewery.
Amsterdam (the Netherlands) has a 'liberal' minimum drinking age law.
16 year olds are allowed to drink 'soft' alcoholic drinks; by law this is defined as drinks that contain less than 20% alcohol by volume.
This effectively means that when you reach 16 you are allowed to drink beer and wine.
When you reach 18 you can drink whatever you desire :)
Bear in mind though that most clubs require patrons to be 18 years of old minimum.
I have one word for you: Heineken.
I can't stand the skunky stuff in green bottles that they pass off to us here in the States! But over there it's completely different. I think it's the tastiest beer we had in Europe.
Beer is the usual drink and seems to be usually consumed in small glasses. You can get a half Litre if you want and the barman will be ok if you ask for a pint. Beer is served in wet glasses and comes with a big frothy head. That's the way the Dutch drink it.
The dutch are great as long as you having a beer with them. Very proud people, Cant take a joke so dont try I have been all over the world and my full time job was a stage hypnotist I can bond very quick with people and Im more aware than most. So take this tip with you. The real dutch people very straight born traders so if your doing business be up front, The place is full of imigrents from all over europe they will have you over, Amsterdam like any City its a melting pot with drugs, No big deal, but dont take anything from anyone. Stay safe stick to the beer and a smoke. Very safe to walk about but you might get hit by a bike or 2.
Heineken is important. And it's cheap. And it's good. It's a wonderul feeling, being in Amsterdam and seeing a menu listing Corona and Bud as expensive imports and selling Heineken as a cheap domestic. Beautiful.
Brewed in Amsterdam, Heinecken beer tastes a lot different than the pasteurized version served in the USA. I start my day with a 'pint' of this!!!!!!!!
I am not sure if all of you know but Holland is the where Heineken is made!! Don't ask for a bud! :)
Heineken and Amstel - two medium strength pilsners with a classic tatse. Both are brewed by Heineken of Amsterdam which is the largest brewer in Europe.