Discover De Proefzaak!

THE TASTING ROOM OF THE MONASTRY BREWERY IN SOUTHEAST

De Proefzaak is a place where people come together, to meet each other, to enjoy life… and enjoy our beers!

In the middle of the Amsterdam Southeast, between grey concrete office buildings, you’re able to find a green hangar surrounded by a bit of nature: a green oasis in a concrete jungle. It is here, where the only beer of the Bijlmer is brewed by Brewery Kleiburg. It is a real monastry beer, connected to the Kleiburg monastry.

You are very welcome to visit ‘De Proefzaak’, our tasting room next to the Brewery. Where you can taste our unique beers with a view on the brewery. 

Discover De Proefzaak!

THE TASTING ROOM OF THE MONASTRY BREWERY IN SOUTHEAST

De Proefzaak is a place where people come together, to meet each other, to enjoy life… and enjoy our beers!

In the middle of the Amsterdam Southeast, between grey concrete office buildings, you’re able to find a green hangar surrounded by a bit of nature: a green oasis in a concrete jungle. It is here, where the only beer of the Bijlmer is brewed by Brewery Kleiburg. It is a real monastry beer, connected to the Kleiburg monastry.

You are very welcome to visit ‘De Proefzaak’, our tasting room next to the Brewery. Where you can taste our unique beers with a view on the brewery. 

The story of de Proefzaak

not just any location

not just any location

De Proefzaak is located right next to the Kleiburg beer brewery. This is the beer of the Kleiklooster, a spiritual and hospitable place in the Amsterdam Bijlmer. The brewery is a social enterprise and  the beers are inspired by traditional Belgian monastery beers but Kleiburg gives it an innovative twist. This produces special beers with the characteristic of: always recognizable and at the same time surprising.

The beginning

The story began in the flat Kleiburg, a Bijlmer flat that would be demolished, but got a new lease of life as a ‘handy apartment’. In 2015 a small group of people settled here to live as a Christian community: the Clay Monastery. The monks dedicate themselves to a spiritual and hospitable life in the Bijlmer. In the monastery, people meet each other, eat and pray together, you can temporarily live if necessary. It is a space to catch your breath.

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Old traditions

The Clay Monks are inspired by the old traditions in everything and cast them in a new light. In the past, monasteries made the water drinkable by brewing beer. The sale provided for the livelihood. For example, Brouwerij Kleiburg wants to cover the costs of the Clay Monastery today.

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Connect people

It is precisely in the anonymity of the big city that Clay Monastery and Kleiburg Brewery want the same: connect people by sharing life sustainably. As a Clay Monastery, we are proud to be able to brew and serve our own beer here in the Bijlmer. It may not be as necessary as before, but good monastery beer makes life more beautiful, just like paying attention to each other.

Welcome to De Proefzaak, where people gather around beer and food. Let’s share and enjoy!

The menu

The best local products

The best local products

De Proefzaak only uses fresh, local and fair trade products. We work toghether with PuurDichtbij, who deliver right from the farmer to De Proefzaak. That’s better for you, the environment and better for the farmer. 

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Kleiburg beer

More than just a beer..

The name Kleiburg is more than just a beer brand: read about our story, the monastry and of course our unique craft beers. 

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Lunch

In De Proefzaak we serve delicious sandwiches for lunch or snacks with a drink.

We believe it is important to use local, fair and sustainable products.

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Bites

What is a beer tasting room without good snacks? Enjoy these bites next to your Kleiburg beer. 

Some dried sausages, typical dutch snacks or a local cheese platter from Puurdichtbij.

 
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Dinner

In the evening you can enjoy a good dinner. Combine your dish with one of the unique Kleiburg beers.

MAKE A RESERVATION

Thank you for thinking of De Proefzaak to come to!
Do you want to be sure of a table? Then book directly.

More than 10 people? Please write us an e-mail via the button below (at least 2 days in advance) when and with how many people you want to come.

Good to know:

For lunch and dinner we only accept groups with a max of 14 people. For drinks and bites we accept groups till 50 people.

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Is hospitality in your blood, are you flexible and do you have a passion for hospitality? Then join the best team in Amsterdam!

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Opening hours

Monday: 11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 11:00 – 20:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 20:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 23:00
Friday: 11:00 – 23:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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