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.

De Balie

Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
1017 RR AMSTERDAM
Located in a former courthouse close to Leidseplein, De Balie is home to a daily offering of debates, seminars, theatre production...

Volta

Houtmankade 336
1013 RR AMSTERDAM
Volta is a small concert space and cultural youth centre situated within a monumental building in the west of Amsterdam. In terms ...

RADION

Louwesweg
1066 EA AMSTERDAM
This creative space, located in a former medical office building in Amsterdam’s District of Nieuw-West hosts art, music, dance and...

OCCII

Amstelveenseweg 134
1075 XL AMSTERDAM
Get a taste of Amsterdam's old squat culture in this legendary (legalised) squat, directly facing the southern gates of Vondelpark...
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Tolhuistuin

IJpromenade 2
1031 KT AMSTERDAM
The Tolhuistuin ('Tollhouse Garden') is one of Amsterdam Noord’s liveliest cultural hotspots.

De Botermarkt

Botermarkt
2011 XL HAARLEM
Follow the locals to Botermarkt square in Haarlem. Enjoy a meal on a sunny terrace or hunt for market treasures in one of the city...
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Food Hallen

Bellamyplein 51
1053 AT AMSTERDAM
Located in the magnificent De Hallen cultural complex in Amsterdam’s hip Oud-West neighbourhood, Foodhallen is a classy indoor foo...

De Werkwinkel

Czaar Peterstraat 104
1018 PS AMSTERDAM
It’s a shop, coffee bar and design studio in one at De Werkwinkel. Creativity takes centre stage at the shop, which highlights the...

Ninour

Eerste Jan Steenstraat 109
1072 NH AMSTERDAM
Ninour is what happens when you mix a love for eclecticism with a sharp eye for aesthetics. The owners scout the whole world for t...

Rapha

Wolvenstraat 10
1016 EP AMSTERDAM
The London-based sportswear brand has set up shop in the city centre with Clubhouse Amsterdam, where you can not only shop for new...