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Craft beer is a welcome new trend in the Amsterdam nightlife scene, which is traditionally a bastion of beer drinking. Yet you don’t have to stick to... Read More

Craft beer is a welcome new trend in the Amsterdam nightlife scene, which is traditionally a bastion of beer drinking. Yet you don’t have to stick to ale: Cocktail bars like Tales and Spirits are having a moment in the city, and there are great wine bars like Vyne to choose from, too.

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  • Browerij ‘t IJ

    Delicious craft beers made on the spot are all part of the draw here—but the fact that the brewery is next to a windmill certainly doesn't detract from... Read More

  • Café Chris

    Café Chris first opened its doors in 1624, and it hasn't changed a lot since—outfitted in warm wood and rich mahogany, this is a popular watering hole... Read More

  • Café Hoppe

    Antique jenever (Dutch gin) barrels line this bustling 1670's brown café, with a lovely covered terrace that's ideal for socializing. Popular breakfast... Read More

  • Café Lux / Bar Weber

    Lux and Weber are two bars next to each other—but in reality, they are like two halves of the same bar, with a similar eclectic vibe: a young and... Read More

  • Hanneke Boom

    A ramshackle recycled wooden shed of a place, Hannekes Boom boasts an off-the-beaten-track waterfront location, making it a great place to soak up... Read More

  • Kingfisher

    A lively bar in the hip De Pijp area, Kingfisher is as popular with locals and as it is with tourists thanks to its bubbly atmosphere, good selection of... Read More

  • Paradiso

    Once a church and now a cultural hub of Amsterdam, the Paradiso hosts a wide range of unique live music acts, as well as one of the city's most popular... Read More

  • Prik

    One of the city's favorite gay bars, Prik is fun and friendly with a small dance floor. From karaoke sessions to its Sunday prosecco happy hour, Prik... Read More

  • Proeflokaal Wynand Fockink

    A former distillery with an antique interior, little has changed here since the 1670's. This bar is the perfect spot to try a Dutch jenever or a... Read More

  • t Blauwe Theehuis

    Located in leafy Vondelpark, the 'blue teahouse' is a circular, UFO modernist structure, surrounded by a terrace. It's a great place to get coffee or... Read More

  • Tales & Spirits

    A great location in an ancient city alley, bartenders with a good grasp on how to make truly unique cocktails make this the perfect place for a drink—or... Read More

  • Vesper Bar

    This atmospheric bar with a James Bond theme (hence the name) and an expert yet original take on cocktails is the picture of sophistication. Read More

  • Vyne

    There are over 250 wines to choose from at this bar—plus a range of foods to pair with them. The interior design is classy and cool. On every last... Read More

  • Waterkant

    Waterkant is a summer hotspot and hipster hangout in the west of town, inspired by Paramaribo in Surinam (a former Dutch colony). Read More

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