The Netherlands is the biggest exporter of beer in Europe and second in the world.
It turns out that the Netherlands is not only famous around the world for its cheeses, tulips, flower bulbs or Philips light bulbs.
Dutch Brewers has released data showing that the Netherlands was the world’s largest beer exporter in 2021. In total, Dutch breweries exported 2.2 billion liters of beer, about 25% of the country’s total beer production.
The Netherlands is a world famous beer producer and has a long history of making various types of beer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including lager, wheat, dark, light and others. One of the best-known Dutch beers is Heineken, which is available in more than 170 countries and makes up a significant portion of beer exports from the Netherlands.
In addition, the Netherlands is known for its innovation in beer production and is a leader in craft beer. There are many small breweries in the country , which offer unique flavors and styles of beer, such as beers made with various herbs, fruits and spices.
The Dutch like to drink beer in a variety of situations, from social gatherings to more formal occasions. Many Dutch cafes and bars offer beer on tap, a common practice in the country.
There are many beer-related events and festivals in the Netherlands, such as the annual Amsterdam Beer Festival, which attracts beer lovers from all over the world. At such events, you can sample different types of beer and meet local beer producers.
Dutch beer exports are an important part of the country’s economy and help attract tourists from around the world. In 2021, Dutch beer was exported to more than 180 countries, including the US, China, Russia and the UK.