Cocktail Bars in Amsterdam
The name of this bar speaks for itself. Cocktails are available in many places. But if you really want to enjoy perfect mixed drinks, visit one of the best Cocktail Bars in Amsterdam. The bartenders at these cocktail bars are real specialists.
Boutique Bar Vesper
Vesper Bar is located in the middle of Amsterdam’s Jordaan area between the trendy shopping district (Haarlemmerdijk) and the Brouwersgracht (canal). It’s an intimate boutique bar with a relaxed atmosphere.
Vinkenstraat 57 | +31 (0)20 846 4458
Tue-Thu 8pm-1am, Fri & Sat 5pm-3am, Sunday closed
NJOY serves great cocktails in an intimate and friendly ambiance and is located near the Leidseplein. The syrups that they use in their cocktails are fresh and homemade. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night the cellar of the cocktail bar turns into a dance club. Minimum age is 23.
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 93 | +31 (0) 6-24249742
Sun-Thu 5pm-3am, Fri & Sat 5pm-4am
HPS – Hiding in Plain Sight
According to Esquire Magazine, HPS is the best cocktail bar in The Netherlands. HPS is located a bit out of the old city center. That is also what their name indicates: Hiding in Plain Sight. It is a small but charming bar with the ambiance of the roaring twenties. Please note that HPS is a small bar and that it is very busy on the weekends.
Rapenburg 18 | +31 (0) 6-25293620
Sun-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri & Sat 6pm-3am
Door 74 is a ‘secret’ cocktail bar and hidden behind a black door (house number 74) at the Reguliersdwarsstraat (gay bars area). You have to make a reservation for the same day by phone. During the weekends it is very busy.
Reguliersdwarsstraat 74 | +31 (0) 6-34045122
Sun-Thu 8pm-3am, Fri & Sat 8pm-4am
Feijoa is one of the oldest cocktail bars in Amsterdam. It has a relaxed and a ‘not-too-much’ trendy atmosphere, with comfy lounge sofas and bar chairs. Open seven days a week.
Vijzelstraat 39 | +31 (0)6-53726137
Lion Noir is located at the happening (gay) street the Reguliersdwarstraat and is a restaurant and lounge bar serving great cocktails. This venue is awarded with the Best Interior Design Award 2011 for The Netherlands. It is a real hotspot; weekends very crowded and prices are high (but worth it!).
Reguliersdwarsstraat 28 | +31 (0) 20-6276603
Mon-Thu 11.30am-1am, Fri 11.30am-3am, Sat 6pm-3am, Sun 6pm-1am
Third cocktail bar on this featured list located at the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Dvars has three bars and plenty of comfortable seating. Dvars has a large cocktail menu with classic cocktails, inventive new drinks and an exciting range of Gin &Tonics.
Reguliersdwarsstraat 44 | +31 (0)20-3209108
Tue-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri & Sat 4pm-3am, Sun 4pm-1am
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