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Do you want something different than a simple beer in your local pub? Why not try a beer tasting in Rotterdam? A fun way to spend some time with your friends and try out some special beers. Below we share 6 cafes or breweries in Rotterdam where you can enjoy a beer tasting. Cheers!
6 Places for a beer tasting in Rotterdam
1. Brouwerij Noordt
Brouwerij Noordt is a city brewery with a Rotterdam character. Here they brew smooth ‘no nonsense’ beers with honest and surprising flavours. In addition to its function as a city brewery, Brouwerij Noordt is also a meeting place for beer lovers and locals from Rotterdam.
Every Friday a tour is given by the brewery. You can easily combine this with a nice beer tasting!
Zaagmolenkade 46, 3035 KA
2. Stadsbrouwerij De Pelgrim
Since 1996 Stadsbrouwerij de Pelgrim has been making beer for Rotterdam. It’s located next to the Pilgrim Fathers Church in Historical Delfshaven. Here you can drink the Pelgrimbier in the tasting room from the barrel or bottle. The tasting room is the beating heart of De Pelgrim and is the former town hall of Delfshaven.
It is possible to take a look behind the scenes with a tour and afterwards you can also taste their beers yourself. Combine the beer tasting with lunch, dinner and bites, which are all prepared with beer.
Aelbrechtskolk 12, 3024 RE Rotterdam
3. Kaapse Maria
At Kaapse Maria you can enjoy a beer tasting in a relaxed, intimate setting.
There are three possible packages. For example, you can go for a ‘small’ beer tasting (€ 20 per person for 5 – 12 people) of 90 minutes, where you can taste five beers. You can also choose the small beer tasting with small snacks (€ 27.50 per person for 5 – 12 people). This way you can enjoy Asian bites while learning more about their beers. At the ‘large’ beer tasting you get to enjoy ten beers and Asian bites and it lasts 180 minutes (€ 35 per person for 5 – 12 people).
Mauritsweg 52, 3012 JW Rotterdam
4. Bar Restaurant Sijf
At Sijf you can enjoy more than 70 different beers; from a refreshing white beer to a dark tripel. With its art deco interior and Burgundian atmosphere, Sijf ensures that everything tastes even better!
Besides that you can taste various specialty beers here, they also have all kinds of dishes at Sijf that perfectly match the beers. Recently Sijf organised a ‘beer pairing’ in which they perfectly combined the beers with their tasty dishes.
Oude Binnenweg 115, JB Rotterdam
5. Bierlokaal Locus Publicus
During a beer tasting at Locus Publicus you will be introduced to different specialty beers in test glasses, while you learn more about the background of the beer. Combine this with some tasty bites and you’re in for a fun night out!
With 15 changing beers on tap and more than 200 specialty beers in the bottle, there is something to taste for every beer lover at Locus Publicus!
Oostzeedijk 364, 3063 CD Rotterdam
6. Belgisch Biercafé Boudewijn
Belgian Beer Café Boudewijn is a true household name in Rotterdam. In 2006 this café opened its doors on the Nieuwe Binnenweg. On their menu you can find a wide variety of Belgian specialty beers, but you can also get local beers.
The large selection of specialty beers makes Boudewijn the ideal place for a beer tasting in Rotterdam. During a beer tasting at Boudewijn you learn more about the background of the different beers. Ten or more beers are covered. It is possible to reserve a beer tasting with a group from five to a maximum of 15 people.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 53a-b, 3014 GD Rotterdam
And you’re in for a fun night of beer tasting! We recommend that you contact the café or beer brewery to make a reservation and ask for more information about what they currently offer.