In the heart of the oldest part of Amsterdam you will find brewery De Prael, situated at the former beer quay. Over here, you could view their traditional brewing method and taste the result. In their tasting room, you could order the different kinds of beer which are brewed in their own brewery. The brewery and shop are located in the former auction house and cartwright's workshop. You can participate in a tour through the brewery or enjoy the delicious food and drinks in the tasting room, but also a beer tasting is possible. A fun outing for groups!
Employees of De Prael
Brewery De Prael was established in 2001 by Arno Kooy and Fer Kok. The main goal of their brewery was to produce delicious draft beer and secondly they wanted to create working spaces for people with a disadventage in the working field. According to De Prael, everyone deserves the same opportunities.
The labour market is not for everyone, there are many people sitting at home who are willing to work but can't because of their circumstances or chances that are taken from them. De Prael believes that the labour market should adjust to this group of people, a group that keeps getting larger. "A labour market is supposed to be accessible for everyone", according to Arno. To attack this problem and to offer education to people who have been put aside by society, Arno and Fer started brewery De Prael.
Every 2.000 litres of beer that is brewed and sold at De Prael guarantees a work and education place for one person. Beer of De Prael therefore helps people directly to labour and assures that there are more heroes at the workplace. Everyone who works at De Prael gets the opportunity to follow an education and to learn a profession.
In the shop of De Prael, you could find nice beer gifts! The opening times are the following:
Wednesday to Sunday noon - 7pm
closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
In the bustling tasting room, you can taste the great beers from the tap. The tasting room is opened daily:
Thursday to Saturday: noon - 1am
Sunday to Wednesday: noon - midnight.
Address and map
De Prael (Shop & brewery)
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30, 1012 GD Amsterdam
Telephone +31(0)20 408 44 70
De Prael (Tasting room)
Oudezijds Armsteeg 26, 1012 GP Amsterdam
Telephone +31(0)20 408 44 69
For more information take a look at the website of De Prael.