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Best wine bars in Amsterdam

Good company and a glass of wine: it’s a recipe for a great night out in Amsterdam. Wine bars in the city, with their wide array of local and international wines and small bites to nosh on, provide a perfect atmosphere to catch up with friends or get to know someone special. Spend a long, relaxed evening chatting, laughing, and enjoying the atmosphere at one of the best wine bars in Amsterdam.

GlouGlou | Bar Centraal

For natural wine, GlouGlou in De Pijp showcases wine made with absolutely no additives, just grapes. In addition to the impressive wine list, the bar serves small snacks that can be enjoyed outside on the flower-lined terrace. For those who just can’t part with their bottle, GlouGlou also offers its favourites for guests to purchase. Over in Oud-West, Bar Centraal (from the same owners) provides an equally exceptional natural wine list along with indulgent lunch and dinner dishes. Our advice: check out both locations as soon as you can.

GlouGlou | Tweede van der Helststraat 3, De Pijp
Bar Centraal | Ten Katestraat 16,  Oud West

Café Twee Prinsen

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From the outside, Café Twee Prinsen looks like an old-fashioned brown pub, but as soon as you sit down, you’ll immediately see that it is not. From the owners of Binnenvisser and Cornerstore, this beautiful wine bar occupies an airy corner spot with scenic views across the Prinsengracht. The menu focuses on natural wines along with speciality beers and some classy bar snacks. As soon as the sun shines, their sloping terraces on the canal bridge fill with wine lovers soaking up the exceptional views.

Café Twee Prinsen | Prinsenstraat 27, Centrum

De Nada

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Music and wine is a combination made in heaven. In this atmospheric riverside bar, you can slurp natural wine, munch on delicious bites and listen to rhythms from all over the world as DJs spin records. Once in a while, De Nada organizes a thematic weekender - that might be for Valentine's Day, Blue Monday or Vive La France! Loved the vibes? The music specialists have created public playlists to keep you in the right mood at home.

De Nada | Uiterwaardenstraat 99, Zuid


People sitting on terrace at night at Compartir wine bar and restaurant on Spaarndammerstraat
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Are pintxos high on your favourites list? Then look no further than Compartir Wine Bar & Restaurant, where you can indulge yourself in all the small plates and nibbles your heart could long for. The ever-changing menu features a delightful range of fresh dishes with an equally dynamic wine list that will complement each bite. Even if you're a picnic fan, you can order one of their unique to-go sharing boards for an adventure into Westerpark.

Compartir | Spaarndammerstraat 49, Westerpark

Chateau Amsterdam

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Made-in-Amsterdam wine, it actually exists! At Chateau, grapes from all over Europe are turned into wine at this urban winery on the banks of the River IJ. Not only can you watch the process from grape to glass, you can also taste more than 20 homemade bottles in their tasting room - all the while enjoying snacks and Italian-inspired small plates. Don't forget to ask the sommelier about the ideal wine-food pairing for the ultimate experience.

Chateau Amsterdam | Johan van Hasseltweg 51, Noord

Five Brothers Fat Champañaria

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Amsterdam’s first Champañaria in Oud-West specialises in cava, champagne, sangria and cocktails. Five Brothers Fat is the latest endeavour of five friends behind establishments like Snappers and Café Restaurant In De Buurt. With bottles popping, champagne fountains and tapas that transport you directly to Spain, the vibe is Great Gatsby comes to Barcelona.

Five Brothers Fat | De Clercqstraat 56 / Hobbemakade 64 / Kleine Houtstraat 40, Haarlem


People sitting on terrace outside Paskamer wine bar in De Pijp
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Voted wine bar of the year in 2023, Paskamer is known for its unpretentious atmosphere, informed staff and an exceptional wine list that perfectly pairs with the tapas menu. Sharable plates showcase the best of Europe, from the Breton oysters and crayfish bitterballen to the ibérico ham plank, aubergine melanzane alla parmigiana and octopus carpaccio. The dessert menu gives the microphone to quality suppliers from elsewhere in Zuid, both well worth exploring, with a cheese selection from fromagerie L'Amuse and macarons courtesy of Patisserie Tout.

Paskmer | Lutmanstraat 132, De Pijp


Calisto people sitting on the terrace
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Imagine yourself in sunny Italy from the terrace of this cosy new restaurant, Calisto, in the Jordaan. Stop by for focaccias with anchovies and tuna, aubergine croquettes, pappardelle alle genovese and desserts to die for. All plates can be paired with a glass or bottle from the curated list of low-intervention wines from Italy, France, and beyond.

Calisto | Haarlemmerdijk 61, Centrum

Wijnbar Paulus

Main room of Wijnbar Paulus in De Pijp
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With its cosy décor and right-at-home vibe, Wijnbar Paulus could be your new gathering place for friends and family. Select a glass or a bottle from a wide variety of European wines, including Spain, Germany, Italy and Portugal, or let the sommelier guide your decision. Check out the limited wine list for special bottles (but be fast, as there are only one to two bottles in stock!), and fill your belly with snacks such as the delectable Iberico ham or a ‘luxury plate’.

Wijnbar Paulus | Ceintuurbaan 348, De Pijp

Bubbles & Wines

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Celebrate a special occasion at this wine and Champagne bar just a short walk from Dam Square. The bar offers an impressive 50 wines by the glass, as well as an incredible list of wines and champagne by the bottle. Those in the mood to have a personal wine tasting can order a flight of wine, where you receive three half-glasses of wine chosen by grape, region or quality. Pair the wine with a tasty selection of small bites, including caviar, bruschetta and a refined selection of cheeses.

Bubbles & Wines | Nes 37, Centrum

Bar Parry

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This cosy neighbourhood hangout in the heart of De Jordaan is hitting all the right notes. The wine list has a particular emphasis on Italian bottles with nods to France, Germany and Spain, whilst many wines are available to order by the glass. All this can be paired with delicious small dishes, cheese and charcuterie on a menu that is everything you could hope for from the owners of Balthazar's Keuken - a much-loved family-run restaurant just a few streets over.

Bar Parry | Eerste Looiersdwarsstraat 15, De Jordaan

Bar Babar

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What makes a truly great wine bar? Some might argue it’s wine, but head to any cave a vin (wine cave) in Paris and you’ll know that there’s a certain je ne sais quoi that extends beyond simply the bottles. Bar Babar on the Utrechtsestraat looks to capture that atmosphere and more – and it does so well. With a wine selection made up of French, German, Italian and Austrian wines, you'll find wines of biodynamic and natural types, meaning there’s room to experiment if that’s where the night takes you. There are small plates like sourdough bread, marinated olives and confit de canard, all of which are sourced locally from producers nearby or even on the same street, making this a contender for one of the capital's best new wine bars.

Bar Babar | Utrechtsestraat 135, City Centre