Cocktail Bars

high-end bars that serve different mixed drinks


Bars focusing on mixology, serving a range of mixed alcoholic drinks from classics, like martinis, manhattans, mojitos, and margaritas, to specialty drinks, usually concocted and created in-house.

Best spots

Law & Order

Law & Order   €€

Small, cosy, dimly lit cocktail bar with nice staff, and open until late.


Lotti's   €€

Café, Bar & Grill at The Hoxton, open from early morning until late at night

Centrum / Canal Belt


OCCO   €€€

Posh designer bar and cool hangout for the elite and fashionable of the city

Centrum / Canal Belt


Taiko Bar     €€€

luxury bar at the Conservatorium hotel with chic décor, cocktails

Zuid / Museumplein

Pulitzer's Bar

Pulitzer's Bar    €€€

Classic art deco-inspired hotel bar that overlooks the Keizersgracht canal

Centrum / Canal Belt


MOMO   €€

trendy restaurant, bar & lounge for Amsterdam's cool and beautiful

Zuid / Museumplein


Freddy's Bar    €€

named after Freddy Heineken who often came here, casual atmosphere, separate smoking room with the most beautiful cigars

Centrum / Rembrandtplein


Amstel Bar    €€€

a majestic, decent bar in the luxury Amstel Hotel including a huge terrace with lounge sofas overlooking the Amstel river

Centrum / Weesperbuurt-Plantage

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