Cafés and bars
For those who fancy Belgian beer in a friendly atmosphere must go to café De Oranjerie. This ‘brown’ café in a side street of the Haarlemmerdijk has specialty beers that people, everyone from old men to trendy students, come from far and wide to seek out. The room is full of art deco details, has a high ceiling and a wall covered in theatre posters. There is a corner for Scrabble and other board games for some good old-fashioned Dutch sociability.