Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast

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Or even someone who just wants to have fun! The Heineken Experience is a trip to the Heineken Brewery and Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is not a working brewery but an old one which has been converted into a museum and is open for everyone. The whole experience is just full of wonder and fun and excitement. You need to go there just to feel like a kid who is given the pass to sit on those 4ft and above rides in an amusement park.

Welcome to the world of beer!

Photo of Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands by Aakanksha Magan

The experience begins with a small movie about the history of how the Heineken, the world's favourite beer, came into being. And then you enter the museum and see all antique artefacts belonging to the Heineken dynasty.

Yes, they used to drink out of this in 19th century.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

And this is how the logo evolved through the ages.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

And then they shifted to this bottle.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

After a short walk around the antique artefacts of the company, you enter a large room where the main ingredients, the ones that make the beer, are displayed. You have 4 experts telling you all you need to know about brewing the perfect pint.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

After this you enter the area that was the brewery. It still houses all the huge equipment used to brew the beer in earlier times. All the stages and processes are listed out in detail with helpful staff stationed everywhere to answer any questions you may want to ask.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

And all through out the museum you have tiny little things like these, which make the experience very fun and interactive.

This is the 1st stage of beer brewing. This is just sugar and barley mixed into a syrup.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

After this you enter another arena where the brewed beer is being poured, labeled and packed into beautiful green Heineken bottles, ready to be shipped.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

This is the entire process of beer brewing, a fun but knowledgable experience. But now begins the even more exciting part. You are taken for a 4D ride to a special chamber where you are brewed, just like the beer!

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

You are crushed like the barley, mixed with the water, folded in with the yeast, heated, fermented, cooled, brewed and you realise the time and effort it goes into getting that cold pint to your table. It's not an easy task folks!

Well, after all that hard work, you do get a reward - a freshly brewed cool glass of beer!

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

The rest of the experience is full of games and walk aways and lessons to be remembered, like how to pour the perfect glass of beer! At the end of it all, there is a huge Heineken bar and a shop to buy souvenirs and little tokens to take back home.

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

Cheers people!

Photo of Heineken Experience: A Must Visit For Every Beer Drinker, Lover and Enthusiast by Aakanksha Magan

So whenever you are in Amsterdam, please do not miss this amazing experience.

Some important information:

Anyone can go in the museum but only 18+ are allowed to drink in the bar or taste the samples handed out.

The tickets are priced at 15, 17 and 21 Euros (as of July 2016). The 15 Euros one gives you entry, the 17 Euros one gives you entry and two beers at the Heineken bar and 21 Euros give you entry and 4 beers at the bar.

When you enter, your're handed a hand bracelet, with tokens attached to it. Don't lose that bracelet, because those tokens are what will you get you those beers at the bar.

There are many games and souvenirs to collect throughout the museum but some are paid while some are free. Please check before indulging.

And lastly, HAVE FUN!

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