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Local Tips

Enjoy some helpful tips from Sean and Allison at Joy Ride Tours on all things Amsterdam & beyond.

Wynand-Fockink

Wynand-Fockink

In 1679 Jan Bierman started a spirits and liqueur distillery on the Pijlsteeg in Amsterdam. These days, the distillery is a museum and information center for liqueurs and jenevers. We love the ritual observed in this bar!

Vyne

Vyne

It can be very challenging to find a good glass of wine in many of Amsterdam's bars, but at Vyne there are over 20 options to choose from when you order by the glass! Also a plus is its canal location on Prinsengracht. Our tip for snacks: Try the smoked eel with beetroot.

Brouwerij 't IJ

Brouwerij 't IJ

Brewing Amsterdam craft beers at Brouwerij ‘t IJ has been going on since 1985. All of their beers are brewed in the traditional manner, without filtering or pasteurisation. The next best part is that the brewery is located in a windmill!

In de Wildeman

In de Wildeman

Eighteen beers on draft and 200 bottled beers are waiting to be savored at this fantastic bar. Located in the very center of Amsterdam, Wildeman is situated in a former Amsterdam distillery and focuses on Dutch and Belgian beers.

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