Amsterdam beer light district

Yes I know that I can check places and see what place do have the highest score…
But I often feel it is better to ask…

What is the vote from the Dutch jury?

I am going to Amsterdam 2 to 5 of April (unless Mr Corona stops the flights)
What beer place(es) is a must visit?

Any rare places without a high score I have to visit?

Any festivals or tap takeover I can not miss?

Somebody want a trade?


In de Wildeman, Foeders, Het Lagerhuys (great tap list but expensive), 't Kelkje (German / Bamberg region only), The Lion’s Head (brewpub, with great South African food and focus on German-style beers), Brecht (German traditionals and craft). I also like Café Hesp but I’m not sure if they are open again (refurbishing going on atm). I also really liked Bar Jones when I was there, great little place to relax and have a few ‘ordinary’ local craft beers.

Brewpubs: Visit Amsterdam-East and check out Poesiat & Kater, 't IJ and Homeland.
If you have time to travel to Amsterdam-Noord, go to Oedipus and Walhalla. Great beers, burgers (at Oedipus) and nice venues as well.
Butcher’s Tears is a cool (minimalistic) place but a bit out of the way.

I have nothing to trade but might be able to join you for a drink one of those days.

Vacation withdrawn from my employer…