café/bar

Amsterdam has a long tradition of café culture and nothing beats a few hours spent lounging in a café. Grab a magazine or newspaper, order your favourite beverage and watch the world go by outside the window. There are cosy ‘brown cafés’, beautiful grand cafés and a large variety of bars or café-bar hybrids.

Tasting rooms

The Dutch are known for beer, but lesser known outside the Netherlands is another spirit: jenever, a precursor to gin. For a unique tasting experience...

Cocktail bars

For a delightful evening out, stop by one of Amsterdam’s best cocktail bars to sip some well-made classics or inventive new mixes. There’s plenty of c...

Brown cafés

For a taste of authentic Amsterdam flavour and Dutch culture, don't miss a visit to a traditional Dutch pub known as a 'brown café' (bruin café). Thes...

Bars, cafés & clubs

Amsterdam is a renowned LGBT destination and city in which to live. Below you can check out a selection of Amsterdam's LGBT bars, cafés and clubs.

Beer sampling

Our neighbours in Belgium get most of the credit, but did you know that the Netherlands is also a haven for finely-crafted local beers? From rich trip...

Amstel Bar & Brasserie

Professor Tulpplein 1
1018 GX AMSTERDAM
The Amstel Bar & Brasserie is an informal place for lunch, dinner or a late night snack after a visit to the theatre. It is also ...
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Bar James

Javastraat 49
1094 HA AMSTERDAM
At cocktail bar and restaurant Bar James, you’ll find the perfect balance for vegetarians and meat lovers with a menu that caters ...

63graden Foodbar

Woestduinstraat 63
1058 TB AMSTERDAM
Indulge in 63graden Foodbar’s delicious drinks and Italian food. While the menu changes weekly, Foodbar’s popular antipasti platte...

Bar Loulou

Kwakersplein
1053 TZ AMSTERDAM
This bar and restaurant in Amsterdam Oud-West is not only serving up healthy food, it’s serving up healthy lifestyles with free yo...
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Borrl Kitchen

Plantage Kerklaan 41
1018 CV AMSTERDAM
Just across from Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo lies Borrl Kitchen: a hidden gem for drinks and foodie delights. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and...