Amsterdam is known as a town that likes to have a good time – drink being one of the ways to help in having a good time. With bars open virtually all day, some only open from 2am – 6am, getting a drink is not a problem.
As a beer guy, I’m a fan of Heineken. Although I may be one of the world’s most disloyal beer drinkers (if it’s in a bottle and cold, I’ll try it), I have been drinking Heineken since my late teens (that’s a few years ago). The Heineken Experience (don’t call it the Heineken Museum) makes a worthwhile visit if you are visiting Amsterdam. http://www.heinekenexperience.com/AgeCheck. You walk through the former brewery location and wind your way through an interesting interactive tour. The history of Heineken, the family, the beer and the making of beer. Of course, the best part is drinking the beer – the 2 Heinekens at the end of the tour.