We feature a selection of great bars in Amsterdam – from traditional bars and brown cafes, centuries old and full of character to contemporary bars such the inimitable House of Bols and BIHP with artworks on the walls and great views over the water.
With a wealth of Amsterdam Bars to choose from, visitors to the city are spoiled for choice when it comes to great places to relax with a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail.
Best Traditional Bars in Amsterdam – our top picks:
Check out our very popular feature on the most historic of Amsterdam’s traditional Bars – we tell you the stories and sometimes legends behind these great Amsterdam institutions.
Read more about brown bars Café Chris (from 1624) and Cafe t’Smalle in the Jordaan, Cafe Papeneiland on the Noordermarkt or sample some genever at the De Drie Fleschjes Proeflokaal near the Dam Square.
Cocktail Bars Amsterdam
For the best cocktails in town, head to the House of Bols. Make sure to check out the website for special events & try the House of Bols Experience – rated one of the best things to do in Amsterdam.
Join a Bols Cocktail Workshop & make your own original Collins Cocktail or combine Cocktails & Artisanal Cheese Tasting and avail of a very special offer…
BIHP Bar and Restaurant - the Nine Streets, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BIHP is the perfect place for a drink after a shopping expedition to the Nine Streets. In addition to the usual beers and cocktails, there is a great wine selection. The location is charming - a beautiful old building overlooking the canal on the Keizersgracht. Enjoy the artwork which adorns the walls and soak in the atmosphere!
BIHP also does dinner - Kitchen opens daily from 18.00 to 22.30
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