Posted on: December 1, 2023
De Prael is a cafe brewery located in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. The cafe is known for its unique atmosphere, which includes a variety of antique furniture, paintings, and knick-knacks. Visitors can enjoy a variety of De Prael’s beers, as well as a selection of other drinks and snacks.
The brewery also offers tours, which allow visitors to learn about the history of the Red Light District and see how De Prael’s beer is made. Whether you’re looking for a unique place to enjoy a beer or you’re interested in learning about Amsterdam’s brewing history, De Prael is definitely worth a visit.
You’ll feel right at home in the atmospheric tasting room of De Prael Brewery. The room has a warm homely feel to it. In the tasting room there is a lot of room and you have a great view of the brewing plant and the brewing process of the craft beer. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for tasting their special beers, eating some snacks or enjoying some good food. The staff is also really friendly and a main reason why we visit.
The relatively large assortment of beers served in the tasting room varies both in taste, color and alcohol percentage. It is striking that the brewery not only brews Dutch and Belgian styles, but also German styles such as Kölsch. In addition to a few seasonal beers, Prael also brews on behalf of third parties.
Picture source: brouwerij De Prael Amsterdam
The self-made beers at Brewery De Prael are always fresh, and they have a wide range for customers to choose from. The light beers are perfect for those who are looking for something refreshing, while the dark beers are ideal for those who want something with a little more body. There are also fruit-flavored beers, which are perfect for summer days, as well as a variety of seasonal brews. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find a beer at Brewery De Prael that you’ll love.
People with a disabilities work in this Amsterdam beer brewery, these are people who generally find it hard to find work elsewhere. This the social function of the brewery. De Prael Amsterdam was the first Dutch brewery to opt for this way of working. The Breugems Brewery in Zaandam has since imitated the idea.
“Brewery De Prael” barrel. Picture source: brouwerij De Prael Amsterdam
Beers produced by the brewery till 2015 were named after famous Dutch folk singers. Expect to hear a lot of Dutch folk-music in the tasting room. The music isn’t played loudly, only in the background. De Prael Brewery presents itself as a “typical Dutch brewery”.