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Local Beer and Bitterballen Tasting - Evening Cruise

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Adult Ages 18+

Beer & Bitterballen: Amsterdam’s best combination!

Join us on a unique Brouwerij ‘t IJ beer & bitterballen tasting guided by Beer Ambassador Maarten and discover the authentic flavors of Amsterdam. During this cruise you will not only discover the secrets behind Brewery ‘t IJ’s first brew, but also make a stop at De Molen, alongside the brewery, where you can admire the iconic building.


As you relax through the scenic landscapes of the IJ and the iconic canals of Amsterdam, you’ll taste four of the tastiest beers in ‘t IJ’s assortment. Let Maarten guide you through the nuances of each beer, sharing interesting insights into the brewery’s heritage and brewing techniques. We are convinced that there is no better combination than beer and bitterballen. That’s why this unique cruise is accompanied by the 5-star rated bitterballen from local supplier: Bitterballen Amsterdam. Taste not one, but two delicious types of bitterballen for a true Dutch experience.


Don’t you forget to look outside? From the water you have a unique view of the city and you can see the most beautiful canal houses, the IJ river and the canals themselves from a different perspective.


Our local suppliers: Brewery ‘t IJ & Bitterballen Amsterdam

Brewery ‘t IJ is known as a true classic in Amsterdam. They have been brewing special beers in the heart of Amsterdam since 1985. Beer Ambassador Maarten knows how to tell you all about the Brewery itself, not to mention the delicious local beers. Our collaboration with Bitterballen Amsterdam goes beyond culinary expertise; it is a shared passion for quality and Amsterdam taste. Bitterballen Amsterdam is known for their dedication to local ingredients and craftsmanship, making every bite a story of love for food and respect for tradition.


  • Four tasting glasses of unique and local beers from Brouwerij ‘t IJ
    • Vrijwit
    • Blondie
    • IJwit
    • IPA
  • Your favorite beer to take home with you
  • Different types of Dutch bitterballen for a local experience
  • Explanation of the beers and the brewing process by a Brewery ‘t IJ Beer Ambassador
  • 90-minute boat tour of Amsterdam’s famous canals
  • Stop at Proeflokaal de Molen, where Brewery ‘t IJ beer is brewed

Good to know: the minimum age for the Sailing Beer & Bitterballen Tasting is 18 years.