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Heineken (or Heineken Brouwerijen) is a Dutch beer brewer, established in 1864 when Gerard Adriaan Heineken purchased a brewery in Amsterdam. At the end of 2003, Heineken owned over 115 breweries in more than 65 countries and employed 61,271 people.

Beer production is 109 million hectolitres per year (2003), ranking second in the world after Anheuser-Busch. After a later series of mergers among other brewers, Heineken now ranks fourth (after InBev, SABMiller, and Anheuser-Busch). Heineken is consistently one of the top-selling imported beers in the United States.

The Heineken brewery is owner of brands like Heineken (5 percent alcohol by volume), Amstel (5 percent) and Buckler (0.5 percent).

In the Netherlands the breweries are located in Zoeterwoude and 's-Hertogenbosch.

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Former Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, now a museum and exhibition center

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