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.

Bars & cafés

Whether you’re after soaking up the atmosphere of a traditional Dutch brown café, lounging in a city luxurious grand café, enjoying a summer cocktail ...

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.

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...

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...

Restaurants & cafés

Amsterdam’s many restaurant and cafés are generally very welcoming to families and children. If this is your first visit, be sure to stop at a pancake...

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...
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XtraCold Icebar Amsterdam

Amstel 194-196
1017 AG AMSTERDAM
Welcome to the coolest bar in the world. A bar where everything is made of ice. And when we say everything, we mean everything: th...

Wynand Fockink

Pijlsteeg 31
1012 HH AMSTERDAM
Tasting house Wynand Fockink has served traditional liquors and jenevers since 1679. The three-year-old malt jenever tastes of pur...

Pub Cruise

Prins Hendrikkade 25
1012 TM AMSTERDAM
Make a 1,5-hour cruise through a unique part of the red light district and the beautifully illuminated canals of Amsterdam. You wi...

Chicago Social Club

Leidseplein 12
1017 PT AMSTERDAM
Chicago Social Club is a welcoming bar and club amidst the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam's Leidseplein. Originally a side project...