Tim Skelton

Beer & Travel Writer


Born in the UK, Tim has been travelling the world since 1980, spending more than five years on the road and visiting over 80 countries across six continents.

He grew up in Brighton, England, and has been based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands since 1989.


Tim is the author of three books: two about Dutch beer and a travel guide to Luxembourg. He has also contributed to other beer and travel guides, and has written features for dozens of magazines and websites.



    1. He knows nothing about motorbikes*
    2. He does not run the reptile house at Bristol Zoo*
    3. He did not write about Lutyens and the Great War*
    4. He is not responsible for Snorri Goes to York and Other Stories*
    5. He visits more breweries and pubs than most people – it’s research, honest!
    6. After many years living in the Netherlands he is now Dutch
    7. He is proud of his adopted home city Eindhoven
    8. But he has supported Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club for more than 50 years
    9. He does not sell printer products
    10. His ambition is to visit 100+ countries – only 15 to go!
    11.  * If you are visiting for any of these reasons, you are looking for one of the other Tim Skeltons
  • Awards

  • Beschermheer Nederlands speciaalbier (Guardian of Dutch craft beer), 2018
  • British Guild of Beer Writers 2014
  • Nominated for Gouden PINT, 2014
  • Writers Bureau 20th Anniversary Award, 2009

    Beer in the Netherlands 2 small

    Fully revised Beer in the Netherlands 2nd edition (published January 2020).

    Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers 2nd edition

    Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers 2nd edition (2015).

    Bradt Luxembourg edition 4

    The only comprehensive and opinionated English-language guide to focus exclusively on this gem of a destination.

    Beer in the Netherlands 1st edition (2014) with 2016 supplement.

    One for the collectors – the original 1st edition of Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers (2010).

    Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers 2012

    One for the collectors – the 1st edition of Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers, reprinted with updates (2012).


    Fodor’s Travel Guides to:
    • Amsterdam & the Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Germany
    • Essential Europe
    The Netherlands and Luxembourg chapters for Pocket Beer Book (Tim Webb & Stephen Beaumont, Mitchell Beazley 2014, 2015, 2017)

    Co-editor of Around Berlin in 80 Beers (Peter Sutcliffe, Cogan & Mater).

    What People Say…about Tim's books

    Beer in the Netherlands

    “Tim Skelton’s Beer in the Netherlands guide book shows that craft brewing is booming there and the country no longer hides in the giant shadow cast by Belgian beer. The book lists all the breweries and the best bars, and is a boon companion for beer lovers visiting the country”
    Roger Protz
    Roger Protz
    Beer Guru
    Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers

    “It was very helpful when I visited Amsterdam recently”
    “Excellent travel guide to getting the most out of cafe life in Amsterdam”
    Beer in the Netherlands

    "Has all the best craft beer bars, breweries and beer event across the Netherlands – my Dutch Beer Bible!”
    Chris Bettini
    Chris Bettini
    Beer Tour Guide
    Travel Guide Luxembourg

    “The secret of a good travel story is that it makes you want to book your ticket right now. That was my response after reading Tim Skelton’s Complete Guide to Luxembourg”
    Simon Calder
    Travel Guru


    American Book Center

    American Book Center

    Amsterdam & Den Haag

    De Bierbrigadier

    Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Roermond & Tilburg

    De Bierkoning





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