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Can you drink tap water in Amsterdam?

The answer to this question is simple: Yes! Tap water in Amsterdam is clean, safe, and delicious. You can simply enjoy water from the tap. So there is no hassle with plastic bottles.

We are Waternet. We make drinking water for everyone in and around Amsterdam. We clean this water in a natural way. We do this with sand and in nature reserves such as the Amsterdam Waterleidingduinen. This ensures that the water tastes fresh.

Want to know where we get our water from? Then read more about the sources of our drinking water.

You can drink water from the tap everywhere in the Netherlands. And it is much cheaper than buying bottled water in the supermarket.

Taps with free water

Did you know that in Amsterdam there are more than 500 taps with free drinking water? The taps are available 24 hours a day. Grab a bottle and fill it up!

You can find the taps in the Vondelpark, in the Museum Quarter, and in many other places throughout the city. There is always drinking water nearby!

Find a tap on the map

Quality control

The drinking water we supply meets strict legal requirements.​ That's why we check the quality of the drinking water every day. We examine the taste, smell, and temperature of the water. We also check whether it is nice and clear, for example. That way, we know for sure that our drinking water is of the best quality. Cheers!

View the latest quality control (in Dutch)

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