Party Earth Review Housed in a spacious 1600s-era building that was once a distillery, In de Wildeman has carried on the structure’s legacy by fashioning itself as a bar dedicated to offering the best beers from Belgium and the Netherlands... ... read full review
M–Th noon–1am, F–Sa noon–2am
Nieuwe Zijds, Amsterdam –
Housed in a spacious 1600s-era building that was once a distillery, In de Wildeman has carried on the structure’s legacy by fashioning itself as a bar dedicated to offering the best beers from Belgium and the Netherlands as well as numerous selections from around the world.
Old keg barrels stacked to the ceiling create a warm brewery charm, and with over two hundred beers to sample and a constant rotation of new brews on tap, the diverse and sociable crowd of young professionals, expats, travelers, and older businesspeople can (and do) spend a good chunk of their time here.
Essentially a tasting room, the quiet, ultra-relaxed bar doesn’t distract its patrons with music, preferring instead to place their entire focus on the great taste of fresh brew. Staff members have a certified beer education and are happy to make recommendations – and since taste testing before selection is encouraged, there’s no need to be shy about requesting samples.
The venue isn’t the only Bierproeflokaal (beer-tasting pub) in Amsterdam, but it’s hard to imagine even the most dedicated regular at In de Wildeman running out of options anytime soon.
All types and ages, travelers and after-work crowd on weekdays.
Bar snacks. Check the boards for beer-of-the-month deals and other specials.
Bar snacks €5–€8.50. Beer €2.50–€3.50.
Any time during the day or early evening. Busiest on Fridays in the early evenings when the after-work crowd streams in.
Just down the street is Amsterdam’s Burger Bar (Kolksteeg 2), famous for hearty, mouthwatering burgers and fresh-cut Belgian fries.