Stadsbrouwerij de Ridder (Maastricht)

A great place for great beers in Maastricht, Netherlands! Located next to the river, you should enjoy a nice pint and praise the lord that the Stadsbrouwerij Maastricht was re-opend some years ago!

For sure Maastricht is always worth going: The small town in the very south of the Netherlands is bustling with students and nice bars on every corner. Especially the right bank of the river, Wyck, has recently turned out to be a hotspot of nightlife and social activities. Right here you will find just another brilliant spot for beer-lovers, the Stadsbrouwerij Maastricht, formerly known as Brouwerij de Ridder. This great brewery was actually bough by the Heineken-Group and closed in 2002. But as small microbreweries are quite a thing those days, it was re-opend in 2018 as an independent, local brewpub. Good so! You can sit just next to the river Maas, enjoy vairous local brews (and some guest beers, too), have a full meal or a snacks only and watch the people passing by! The beer on tap should offer something for everyone (from traditional Dutch stytles to new creations) and some have actually won prices at local brewing competitions.

Address: Oeverwal 12, 6221 Maastricht, Netherlands


100 Watt Brewery (Eindhoven)

It is hart to fall in love with Eindhoven, but so easy to love the local brews of 100 Watt Brewery. Located just a short walk from the Binnenstad some brilliant beers are waiting for you!

Probably Eindhoven is not on your travel list. And I agree: This town is not what you expect in the Netherlands. No beautiful narrow cobblestone streets, no grachten, not much to see at all. Sorry, Eindhoven, this is not ment to be rude, I know it is not your fault! It’s been the war, the industry etc etc. However, if you have to go to Eindhoven, the 100 Watt Brewery will most defenitely sweeten your stay! You will find 100 Watt next to the small river Dommel, housed in an old factory building. The bar and restaurant area was bustingly busy during my visit. The outside seating, shared with various art and craft shops, is nice and trendy, too. The taplist is frequently changing, some eight local brews are always on tap. You will find traditional styles (Blond, Dubbel) as well as fancy craft beer (i.e. Kveik IPA) or experimental new stuff (Rice Ale). Food is available, too, either full menus or just snacks (go for the Frituurgarnituur!). So, if in Eindhoven, don’t get lost in the modern jungle, go to 100 Watt Brewery!

Address: Bleekweg 1, 5611 Eindhoven, Netherlands