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Centuries of creativity

Described by many as a village, Amsterdam packs the cultural punch of a city many times its size. While still retaining a bit of a ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll' reputation, Amsterdam is now more about being a ‘creative city’ where the high standards set by such Golden Age painters as Rembrandt are maintained. The city has become a global hub for art, design, architecture and advertising, but one where all its attractions are just a short and scenic bike ride away.

Bars & Pubs in Amsterdam

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  • Local's picks
  • Famous


  • Apollolaan
  • Canal Ring
  • De Pijp
  • Jordaan
  • Museum Quarter
  • Old Centre
  • Plantage
  • Vondelpark


  • Beer
  • Cafes & bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Gastro bars
  • Music bars
  • Wine bars
  • Gay bars
  • Outdoors bars
  • Irish bars
  • Rock pubs
  • Jazz & blues
  • Billiards
  • Dance bar
  • Sports bars
  • Karaoke
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    De Wijnfabriek

    Natural wine bar, shop and lab
    Locals' Pick
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    Where anything can happen
    Gollem’s Proeflokaal +Add

    Gollem’s Proeflokaal

    Food and beer galore
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    Café De Spuyt

    Dutch & Belgian specialty beers
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    'cause Beer loves Food

    The clue is in the name
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    Craft & Draft

    40 beers on tap
    Gent aan de Schinkel Amsterdam - Terrace +Add

    Gent aan de Schinkel

    Belgian pub behind Vondelpark
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    Flemish Limburg menu
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    Stadscafé van Mechelen

    Industrial-style gastropub
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    Bar Bukowski

    Cozy cafe and bar
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    Oedipus Brewing

    Fresh artisan beers
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    Chic speakeasy bar
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Anya Montague +Add

    Tunes Bar

    Gin & tonic bar at the Conservatorium Hotel
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    Door 74

    Speakeasy-style cocktail bar
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Anya Montague +Add

    Tales & Spirits

    Cocktail bar and restaurant
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Anya Montague +Add

    The Duchess

    London-style bar
    Locals' Pick
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    A bar

    Contemporary cocktail bar
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    Bar Mick

    For coffee, beers and food
    Locals' Pick
    De Nieuwe Anita - Cinemanita - Amsterdam (by Bart van Poll) +Add

    Nieuwe Anita

    Vintage bar
    De Zotte +Add

    De Zotte

    Authentic Belgian brews
    Locals' Pick
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    Cafe Papeneiland

    Historic restaurant, founded in 1642
    Locals' Pick
    (Andiamo) Aragosta al Forno +Add

    Smokin' Barrels

    Gourmet burgers and more
    Locals' Pick
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    Restaurant and wine bar
    Locals' Pick
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    Italian wine bar
    Locals' Pick
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    Suzy Wong

    A hip cocktail bar
    Locals' Pick
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    Cafe Gollem 2

    A great beer pub
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Daniel +Add


    US and European beers
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Tom Roger +Add

    Brouwerij De Prael

    Beer tastings
    Locals' Pick
    Starting out with a couple beers +Add

    De Biertuin

    Beer in the garden
    Locals' Pick
    SkyLounge Amsterdam +Add


    Rooftop bar at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal ...
    Locals' Pick
    Café Belgique +Add

    Café Belgique

    Belgian beer, graffiti
    Locals' Pick
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    Cafe Krom

    Jukebox and a 50s feel
    Uploaded by Anya Montague +Add

    The Butcher

    Fabulous cocktails and tasty burgers
    Locals' Pick
    Foosball at the Cafe Sound Garden +Add

    Cafe Sound Garden

    Alternative music and pinball
    Locals' Pick
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    Late night favorite
    Higher Ground Cocktail +Add

    HPS - Hiding in Plain Sight

    The art of cocktails
    Locals' Pick
    Pechakucha Amsterdam @ Roest +Add

    Amsterdam Roest

    Rusty, raw, relaxed
    Locals' Pick
    Bar Struik Amsterdam +Add

    Cafe Struik

    From boring brown to hip and happening
    Uploaded by Claudia +Add


    Fuel, food and fun
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    An ice bar and a not so icy lounge
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    Plan B

    A bar/club where you can play some serious Snooker
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    Aran Irish Pub

    One of the nicest terrace spots in the city
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    The Pilsener Club

    A crown jewel in the brown café (pub) category
    Locals' Pick
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    The Waterhole

    A bar offering live music every night and free pool
    Good Oude Kaas sandwich @ Kapitein Zeppos +Add

    Kapitein Zeppos

    A café in a building with a diverse history
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    't Doktertje

    A small family run tavern
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    De Buurvrouw

    A favorite late night bar in Old Side Amsterdam
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    Big Shots Bar

    A sports bar with big screen TV
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    't Arendsnest

    A beer tasting bar near the Anne Frank house
    Locals' Pick
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    An Irish Pub serving fish and chips at Marie Heinekenplein
    Anne Frankbrug / Botania +Add

    Kanis en Meiland

    A classic brown café on Java Island
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    Jazz Café Alto

    A small comfortable café featuring a jazz quartet
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    In de Wildeman

    1690 distillery turned beer-tasting house
    Locals' Pick
    One night in Amsterdam - Cafe Hoppe +Add


    A pub dating back to 1670
    Fachada del Bar De Ooievaar +Add

    De Ooievaar

    A tiny tavern dispensing a big name in liquor
    Cafe karpershoek +Add

    De Karpershoek

    A corner tavern opened since 1629
    De Druif +Add

    De Druif

    The third oldest tavern in Amsterdam
    Bols Proeflokaal De Drie Fleschjes +Add

    De Drie Fleschjes

    The Three Little Bottles tasting house
    In the Cafe de Dokter +Add

    De Dokter

    Tasting house filled with wonderful antiques
    Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout +Add

    Chocolate Bar

    A hip bar, nothing to do with candy
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    Café Schiller

    A quiet bar beside the Golden Tulip Schiller Hotel
    Cafe Rooie Nelis Jordaan Amsterdam +Add

    Café Rooie Nellis

    A family owned bar/café since 1937 in Jordaan
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    Café Chris

    A historical landmark, Amsterdam’s oldest drinking establishment
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    Amstel FiftyFour

    A gay bar in Amstel behind Rembrandtplein
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    Café Kale

    A glamorous restaurant bar in the Pijp district
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    't Loosje

    A popular café/bar, serving beer on tap
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    House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

    An interactive experience and complimentary cocktails are served
    A view at Café Gollem. +Add

    Café Gollem

    A cozy café stocked with beers

    Brouwerij 't IJ

    Windmill-shaded brewery
    Locals' Pick
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    Wynand Fockink

    Original gin
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    Café 't Smalle

    A favorite Jordaan spot
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    Bubbles and Wines

    Champagne and wine bar
    Uploaded by Robert +Add

    Café Kobalt

    DJ Spins and Live Jazz
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    Queer or not – Prik is hot
    De Twee Zwaantjes +Add

    De Twee Zwaantjes

    A genuine Jordaan experience