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 a Heineken or at least a selection of 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.
- 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). The friendly staff will help you if you require any recommendation. Guests come mostly from the US or other English-speaking countries.
- Regular & Jack (Vijzelstraat 37, 1017 HD Amsterdam)
Regular & Jack is a sports bar located close to the flower market. As it is a sports bar you can watch there your favourite 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.
- Molly Malone’s Irish Pub (Oudezijds Kolk 9, 1012AL Amsterdam)
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 (Overtoom 417, 1054 JR Amsterdam)
Craft & Draft is a nice 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.
- Appels en Peren (Paardenstraat 7, 1017 CX Amsterdam)
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 if you are more into classic cider brands. I felt there like in a candy shop 😉 Highly recommended! Also, I heard they’re planning to go online soon. At least in the Netherlands.
- Sterk Amsterdam (De Clercqstraat 7, 1053AA Amsterdam)
It’s a supermarket, which also stocks cider. They stock mostly widely available commercial brands, but cider from craft cider producers is also available.
- Bierbaum OUD WEST (Jan Pieter, Heijestraat 148, 1054 MK Amsterdam)
- Bierbaum De Pijp (1 Sarphatipark, 1073 CN Amsterdam)
Bierbaum is a craft beer shop that has two locations. In both, you may find an excellent cider selection from France, Spain, Luxembourg, Latvia or even Australia.
- De Bierkoning (Paleisstraat 125, 1012 ZL Amsterdam)
- De Bierkoning OOST (Czaar Peterstraat 233, 1018 PL Amsterdam)
If there are more cider spots in Amsterdam worth mentioning, just drop me a line! I would be happy to update my post.