24 x cocktail bars in Amsterdam

The best places in Amsterdam to drink cocktails!

Never a dull moment when you’re drinking cocktails in Amsterdam. Perfect for an after dinner drink or a cocktail night with friends hanging at the bar. And it’s so cool to try new creations every time! Gladly there are plenty of cocktail bars in Amsterdam where you can discover new cocktails. We listed the 24 best cocktail bars for you in Amsterdam.

Calle Ocho Amsterdam


There’s a new cocktail bar in town: Calle Ocho! Where they serve cocktails made with the finest tequila and rum and only fresh ingredients. And what you really must try: the Frozen margarita! Also order some small dishes on the side, inspired by the South American kitchen.
Read the blog about Calle Ocho here >>.


Within walking distance of the Leidseplein you can find Ginjobar. Finally a cocktail bar in the tourist area we like! And nice: besides a cocktail bar Ginjobar is also a Sake bar and a wine bar!
Read the blog about Gingjobar here >>.


The restaurant of W Hotel doesn’t only serves good steaks, but also the best cocktails! At Mr Porter you can lounge at the roof terrace or hang at the bar. While a DJ is playing some house tunes for you. Ask the bartender for recommendations for your cocktial.
Read the blog about Mr Porter here >>.

Cafe Panache in AmsterdamPhotocredits: facebook/panacheamsterdam


We are a Cafe Panache fan! At this restaurant in an old market hall you can have a good dinner and some great cocktails. Our favourite one? The Espresso Martini!
Read the blog about Cafe Panache here >>.


Another hotel with a restaurant slash cocktail bar: INK Hotel. At Pressroom in the city center you order small dishes and fantastic cocktails. And as at Mr Porter, a DJ is playing house tunes to make sure you have a wonderfull night.
Read the blog about Pressroom here >>.

Hiding in Plain Sight (HPS) | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

This bar, nearby the Nieuwmarkt, gives you the feeling of the roaring twenties. HPS also serves very strong cocktails so don’t drink to fast!
Read here more about Hiding in Plain Sight >>>.

Vesper in Amsterdam

Vesper Bar | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

A classy but no too high end bar, where you can drink good cocktails. The menu is a plot of tastes, ranging from sweet tot sour and from strong to mild.
Read here more about Vesper Bar >>>.

Door74 | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

Hidden in the center of Amsterdam you’ll find cocktail bar Door74. A speakeasy cocktail bar; one of the few in Amsterdam. Known for it’s relaxed atmosphere and their jazz music.
Read here more about Door74 >>>.

Butcher | cocktail bar in Amsterdam

Another secret cocktail bar is the Butcher in de Pijp. All you see is a nice burger bar; but once you go into the back you’ll find a small but very classy cocktail bar.
Read here more about Butcher >>>.


Tunes Bar Conservatorium Hotel  | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

This bar at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam makes you feel like you’re in London or New York. The service is absolutely great; the kind of service you get there is rare in Amsterdam.
Read here more about Tunes Bar >>>.

Njoy | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

At Njoy they look at your personality. Are you a trendsetter, an alchemist, dreamer, sparking star or virgin? With every personality comes a different cocktail.
Read here more about Njoy >>>.

Skylounge | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

Enjoy the beautiful view of the city Amsterdam and drink cocktails at Skylounge at the Doubletree Hilton hotel. The lounge is trendy and after 11pm a DJ’s entertain you with some good music.
Read here more about Skylounge >>>.


Bar 5&33 | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

This bar is favourite art lovers! Bar 5&33 is a creative hotspot and they serve cocktail. Oh, happy day!
Read here more about Bar 5&33 >>>.

Floor17 | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

Drink cocktails on a rooftop on one of the highest buildings of Amsterdam? Floor17 is the place to be! You’ll find the bar, 85 meters up. So prepare yourself for a beautiful view over Rembrandtpark.
Read here more about Floor17 >>>.

Snappers Resto Bar | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

Do you like tequila? Then you should go to Snappers! They make cocktail with, guess what… tequila!
Read here more about Snappers Resto Bar >>>.

Porum AmsterdamPhotocredits: facebook/poremamsterdam


This speak easy bar is well hidden which makes it extra cool to visit! There are three types of cocktails: Johan Cruijf, Ivo Niehe and Andre Hazes. The Johan Cruijf cocktails start light and it ends heavy with Andre Hazes. For the appetite you can order sushi and sashimi, yummm!
Read here more about Porem >>

Henry’s Bar | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

During the weekend, Bar Bukowski transforms one of her bars into a cocktail bar! I already was a fan of Bukowski, but with cocktail bar Henry’s it’s even better!
Read here more about Henry’s Bar >>>.

G’s | cocktail bar in Amsterdam

It feels a bit like visiting your grandma, being at G’s. But try the Bloody Mary and you’ll get the best cocktails in town! Perfect for brunch ;-).
Read here more about G’s >>>.

La Cage Amsterdam


At La Cage you can enjoy cocktails while your listening to some nice lounge tunes in the background. Later at night (and several cocktails later) it’s time to dance! And if you get hungry in between, no worries, just order the delicious surf & turf.
Read here more about La Cage >>

Bluespoon Bar | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

You’ll find the Bluespoon Bar at the Andaz hotel! The bar is chic with a twist; perfect place to go after a day of shopping in de Nine Streets.
Read here more about Bluespoon Bar >>>.

Societe Wunderbar | cocktail bar in Amsterdam

There are few really nice bars in the touristic center of Amsterdam, but the Societe Wunderbar is definitely one of them. I find this place fun because it is equipped with industrial metal chairs and wooden benches.
Read here more about Societe Wunderbar >>>.

Izakaya in amsterdamPhotocredits: facebook/


Izakaya is an Asian Kitchen & Bar with the finest cocktails! I also love to sit at the bar and watch the barmen and woman in action. The best creations are made here! Besides cocktails you can also order small dishes. I always go for sushi and cocktails here, what else can a girl ask for :-)
Read here more about Izakaya >>

Tales & Spirits | cocktail bars in Amsterdam

I love bars where you can eat and drink cocktails. Therefor I recommend Tales & Spirits. Also because they have extensive menu for cocktails.
Read here more about Tales & Spirits >>>.


Oolong is wel known for the dim sum but that’s not the only speciality of Oolong! Last year this bar was chosen as best cocktail bar in Amsterdam by Het Parool. Write this spot down in your to go list, because you don’t want to miss it!
Ferdinand Bolstraat 13-15 – De Pijp –

Enjoy your cocktail night out!

PSSSST… did you see our other new lists yet?
>> 7 x boozy brunch in Amsterdam
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>> 7 x wine bars in Amsterdam


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