This cafe/ shop is one awesome place in Amsterdam! Why you ask? Alright, here it goes:
Let’s start off with the location. De Prael is located in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, just 3 minutes away from Central Station. And therefor also ideal for having your first or last beer in Amsterdam. Stay away from those expensive bars on Damrak street or Dam Square, they all serve overpriced drinks. Rather go to Cafe De Prael! Also perfect for buying a souvenir, by the way!
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30
This is Dutch gin, also known as jenever. It’s a typical Dutch treat. It’s loved among men. But, as gin is getting more popular these days (mostly caused by the mix Gin & Tonic), more women start drinking jenever too. The gin above is Johnny Red Label and it contains 38% alcohol. An employee of Cafe De Prael told us that this particular gin is made of leftovers from beer. It is brewed in Amsterdam by a small brewery which went bankrupt. This was the last batch they’ve made and therefor unique.
We’ve bought a bottle of jenever and made sure that it was getting a well-deserved goodbye. We decided that we should shoot one last awesome picture of this gin from Amsterdam. So, this is what we’ve shot:
If you’re into gin, then we could recommend to buy this one. It will not be made anymore by that small brewery in Amsterdam. And the good thing about gin is, that you can preserve it for the rest of you life if you want too.
So, what else is great about Cafe de Prael?
Well, it has its own brewery. This pretty unique for a cafe in Amsterdam. Actually, De Prael is the only place in the Red Light District which has its own brewery. They’ve installed the tanks here in May 2014.
Yeah, we would totally recommend this place! If you’re into beer or liquors (or you know somebody who is) then this is where you have to go to. Another thing that makes De Prael a cool place, is that it provides employment opportunities to people with mental illness. It has been a social firm since the year 2002.
So, when you go to Brewery de Prael you support a good company. A company which tries to make the world a better place.
In front of Cafe De Prael you’ll find Restaurant Paleis van de Weemoed. It’s a very good one which has great dinner show. CLICK HERE to check out our review.
Would you like us to guide you to this hidden diamond in the Red Light District? CONTACT US to get a local guide during your visit to Amsterdam. We can offer a Red Light District Tour with a beer tasting arrangement in this beer brewery.