Where to drink/buy cider in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a beautiful and amazing city, but it’s a desert in terms of cider. Every bar/pub you would go to will have Heineken or Belgian beers on offer but not cider. Don’t even bother asking for cider. However, I have managed to find a few cider spots in Amsterdam. I thought it would be a good idea to put together a short guide to cider spots in Amsterdam. I hope you will find it useful for your next Amsterdam trip.


BARS/PUBS

  • Beer Temple (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, 1012 RR Amsterdam)

Beer Temple is a centrally located small bar focusing on American craft beer. However, cider lovers are also welcome as they stock a few bottles of decent cider as well. You can choose between Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider (500ml bottle at 9 EUR), Finnbarra’s Dry (500ml bottle at 9 EUR) and Dunkerton’s Black Fox (330 ml bottle at 6 EUR). Friendly stuff will help you, if you require any recommendation. Guests come mostly from the US or other English-speaking countries.

Regular & Jack is a sports bar located close to the flower market. As it is a sports bar you can watch there your favorite team playing and enjoy a bottle of cider. In terms of cider, you can choose between the Black Dragon from Gwynt y Ddraig or Henney’s Medium Cider. Both in a 500ml bottle. Both at 9 EUR. Friendly stuff.

Briefly, a typical Irish Pub with a typical cider selection for an Irish Pub. On draught Magners and Strongbow. In bottles they stock Craigies Irish Craft Cider and Crabbies.

A beach bar, but in a good way 🙂 Just try it out!

Craft & Draft is a pleasant craft beer bar and shop. They even have local cider on tap, the Dry Hopped from Bear Cider. In bottles cider from Gwynt y Ddraig is available.

SHOPS

A centrally located cider shop dedicated to cider. Not sure how about you, but when I  visit a different country I try to sample local products. The same is for cider. I usually search for cider made locally. So if you are in Amsterdam and willing to try Dutch cider you will find it at Appels en Peren. They have a great selection of Dutch cider, but also UK cider and French cidre. I felt there like in a candy shop 😉 Highly recommended! Also, I heard they’re planning to go online soon…

It’s a supermarket, which also stocks cider. They stock mostly widely available commercial brands, but cider from craft cider producers is also available.

If there are more cider spots in Amsterdam worth mentioning, just drop me a line! I would be happy to update my post.

Note: This post would not be possible without the help of Margot from Het Ciderhuis and Mark from Ciderlab.nl. Thank you! :-)))

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