Cafés and Bars

different types of bars in Amsterdam

All bars mentioned on this website are popular spots that are visited by locals and not mainly targeted at tourists


Breakfast Bars

Great cafés serving breakfast

Brown Cafés

Neighborhood gathering spots

Cocktail Bars

High-end bars that specialise in cocktails


A bar selling hashish and offering smoking facilities with loud music


Small neighborhood restaurants where you can have a good, simple dinner

Grand Cafés

Elegant establishments for breakfast, lunch, dinner or people-watching

Hotel Bars

High-class bars with good service and a huge choice of cocktails

Late Night Bars

Bars with later closing times than regular bars

Lunch Spots

Amsterdam's best lunch cafés

Panaroma Cafés

Bars and restaurants with the best panoramic city views

Party Bars

Smaller bars with a dance floor and DJ

Tasting Rooms

Proeflokalen specialised in beers and traditional liqueurs

Terrace Cafés

People-watching and enjoying fair weather from idyllic outdoor spots

Trendy Bars

The most popular and cool places where locals go out

Wine Bars

Fine establishments serving great wine by a glass

Café Loetje

serves the best tenderloin steaks in town

Blue Amsterdam

Relaxed panorama bar with 360° view of the city

Café de Toog

former hangout of rock 'n' roll star and painter Herman Brood. Great place for a drink

Amsterdam's Best Terrace Cafés

the most idyllic café terraces in the centre of Amsterdam