Amsterdam Heineken Experience

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The brewery was established in Amsterdam in 1864 and today Heineken is one of the three largest beer producers in the world. Heinekens rich and successful history has been presented in their old defunct brewery in Amsterdam. With several amusement park attractions added to the exhibit and renamed as Amsterdam Heineken Experience.

From beer museum to an amusement gallery

In 1988 Heineken closed an old Amsterdam brewery, which spread its smell over the popular De Pijp district, and opened a tour for the fans of its beer. For a small admission charge, you could learn something about the famous pilsner and drink as much as you wanted.

The museum part of the show still remains interesting. The architecture of the 19th century Heineken brewery buildings, authentic interiors, old photographs and state decorations Heineken family received, famous gold medal from The Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, which you may see reproduced on each can of Heineken, impressive brass beer tanks and a quiet horse stable.

The amusement part is a matter of taste. Some will like its light-hearted nature, some might not. Examples are screenings of very old beer commercials or a silly movie where an actor swims in pool of beer.

Still, Heineken remains an institution. Thus Heineken Experience in Amsterdam will be interesting for beer lovers and fun seeking people alike.

Heineken Experience Tickets

Ticket is included if you get an Amsterdam city pass. It is a good way to make your visit easier. Look at our comparison of various versions.

Visiting with a group? You can arrange your visit with the service organizing
group travel in Amsterdam.

Minors below the age of 18 will be admitted only with an adult and beverages with alcohol content will not be served to them (Dutch law).

The adult ticket includes tokens for two glasses of Heineken, which you receive at the end of the tour.

Amsterdam Heineken Experience is accessible for the visitors on wheelchairs. Free wheelchairs are available at the reception with €100 reimbursable guarantee payment (please book 48 hours earlier).

A shop with Heineken memorabilia is accessible without an admission ticket.

Heineken Experience opening hours

Monday till Thursday 10:30 - 21:30 with the last person admitted at 19:00

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 - 19:30 with the last person admitted at 17:00

On December 24 and 31 shorter working hours 12:30 - 16:00 with the last person admitted at 14:00

The guided tour is led in groups and it will take approx. 1,5 hour. You will not be able to move to the groups in front of you to speed up the visit.

How to get to the Heineken Experience

Walking: from the Rijksmuseum, ca. 10 minutes walk along Stadhouderskade West, from the Munt Tower and the Flower Market – 15 minutes walk South  along Vijzelgracht
Public transport:
from Central Station tram 16, 24, 25: get out at Stadhouderskade; from Leidseplein tram 7, 10, exit at stop Weteringcircuit
By car:
from the Amsterdam ring A10 take an exit S110, follow the boards ‘Centrum’ and ‘Stadhouderskade’; Indoor parking in the Heinekenplein garage and several other parking possibilities in the area.
By boat:
several boat tours offer Amsterdam Heineken Experience combined with their canal tour, the boat stops in front of the brewery.


Amsterdam Heineken Experience
Stadhouderskade 78
1072 AE   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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