Cafés and Bars

all 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 & Lunch
  • Great bars and restaurants for breakfast and lunch
  • Brown cafés
  • Casual, neighborhood gathering spots, where people meet looking for a drink, a snack and friendly conversation.
  • Coffeeshops
  • A bar selling hashish and offering smoking facilities with loud music to smoke a joint.
  • Eetcafés
  • Eetcafés are small neighborhood restaurant where you can have a good dinner for a rather small price
  • Grand-cafés
  • Visit a classic grand-café for people-watching and enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Hotel bars
  • High-class bars with good service and a huge choice of cocktails.
  • Panaroma cafés
  • Bars and restaurants with the best panoramic city views
  • Party bars
  • Smaller bars with a dance floor where guests dance to recorded music or a local DJ.
  • Tasting rooms
  • Proeflokalen specialised in beers and traditional liqueurs
  • Terrace cafés
  • People-watching and enjoying fair weather from the most idyllic café terraces in the centre of Amsterdam.
  • Trendy bars
  • The most popular and cool places for going out.
  • Wine bars
  • Fine establishments serving great wine by a glass.

    Best picks

    Tasting room


    Brouwerij 't IJ

    Beer tasting room and brewery located in a windmill

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    De Toog

    Enjoy the real atmosphere of a typical Amsterdam neighbourhood



    Cafe Internationaal

    Hotel bar with typical Bruincafé interior in one of the oldest streets of Amsterdam

    Lunch spot


    Café 't Loosje  

    Cosy Old-Dutch café with outdoor terrace, perfect for watching passing people; oven baked omelet; billiard table

    Centrum / Nieuwmarkt

    in t aepjen

    "Stay with the monkeys" in a wooden house from the 15th century.

    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