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By Tim Skelton
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Beer in the Netherlands (with comprehensive 2016 supplement)
The world’s first comprehensive guide to the new Dutch beer scene offers an insider’s personal review of 180+ breweries, 1000+ beers, and hundreds of brilliant bier cafés and take-home suppliers.
Beer in the Netherlands takes you through the rapidly evolving Dutch beer scene, from Amsterdam to Zwolle and many off-the-beaten-track places in between. Whether flying in for a short city break, exploring the country by bicycle, or getting on a train and letting it take you wherever, this meticulously researched collection of breweries, bars, cafés, festivals and beer shops will become your trusted companion. Raising the bar for beer tourism, it will lead you to some fabulous places you would never have found on your own.
Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers
If you think beer should be yellow, shiny and familiar, this guide is probably not for you but if you suspect that not all Dutch beer begins with an H and fancy imbibing serious liquid culture in some real temples of great pub design, read on and prepare to be pleasantly amazed.
Beer from the Netherlands is currently claiming a place at the top table of global craft brewing and deservedly so.
Stepping out of the main station amid an ocean of wheelie luggage and striding into the tasteless tack of Damrak – the nadir of European sophistication, with its cheap pizzerias and ‘Two Lips from Amsterdam’ T-shirts – more delicate readers might wonder why they bothered coming. But make it past the tat and a vibrant city awaits, as does a fabulous array of world-class drinking holes…
Since moving to the Netherlands in 1989, Tim has spent more than 25 years studying the Dutch through the bottom of a beer glass. He doesn’t remember who it was that first weekend who gently prised the pils from his grasp and replaced it with a Duvel, but he is eternally grateful. He is also thankful that his wife Amanda shares his beery passion and was a willing companion throughout months of arduous research. Tim is also author of Beer in the Netherlands (Homewood Press, 2014), the first comprehensive guide to the thriving Dutch beer scene, and of Luxembourg – the Bradt Travel Guide, the only guidebook focusing exclusively on the Lux bit of Benelux. His search for the perfect uitsmijter continues. Stalk him on www.timskelton.eu