Heineken N.V. or shortened to Heineken, (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɛinəkə(n)], high-NEE-kin), (stylized as HEINEKEN) is a Dutch brewing company, founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in Amsterdam. As of 2017, Heineken owns over 165 breweries in more than 70 countries. It produces 250 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders and employs approximately 73,000 people.
With an annual beer production of 188.3 million hectoliters in 2015, and global revenues of 20,511 million Euros in 2015, Heineken N.V. is the number one brewer in Europe and one of the largest brewers by volume in the world. Heineken's Dutch breweries are located in Zoeterwoude, 's-Hertogenbosch and Wijlre.