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Game on! These are the 9 X best games cafes in Amsterdam

25 January 2024
Photo credit: © Hotel Buiten, @hotelbuiten

Is there something more hygge in winter than organizing a cozy game night or afternoon with friends or family at a local pub or cafe? Don’t worry about finding them, because with the list below you will easily find a spot where the games are ready and waiting in the cupboard. Get to know the best game cafes in Amsterdam.

The best games cafes in Amsterdam that are worth a visit

The winter months call for a good dose of fun. And where can you find this more than at the best games cafes in Amsterdam? Right, nowhere. Time for an overview.

Cafe Bosco

At Café Bosco in Amsterdam-West, the cupboard is full of games, and they also organize a lot. For example, on Christmas Eve, their annual Christmas Bingo takes place, where the main prize winner wins free bitterballen for a year. An excellent place for young and old.
Eerste Constatijn Huygensstraat 7, Amsterdam,

TonTon Club

Few nights out are more fun than those at TonTon Club. This fascinating place offers a wide range of board games but also has quite a few old schoolarcade game cabinets. That will be an evening of pinball until you can’t play anymore!
Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam,

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Hotel buiten

Right on the Sloterplas in Amsterdam West, you will find Hotel Buiten – a place that lives up to its name. In the summer you can enjoy a cold drink by the water, in the winter this is perhaps one of the coziest places in the city. Join us for a snack, drink, and, of course, an old Dutch board game.
Th.J. Lammerslaan 3, Amsterdam,

Festina Lente

Festina Lente is such a cult place that every Amsterdammer loves to visit. In addition to a cozy atmosphere, a brown café interior, and friendly people, Festina Lente also offers a wide range of board games. Without a doubt, it is one of the best game cafes in Amsterdam.
Looiersgracht 40B, Amsterdam,

Mooie Boules

You can, of course, go to Mooi Boules for an evening of pétanque, but did you know that they also offer many other games? For example, old Dutch shuffleboard and board and card games such as Settlers of Catan, 30 Seconds, and Beverbende are present.
Zeeburgerpad 3, Amsterdam,

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2 Clubs

In Amsterdam West, 2 Klaveren, a real games café, is fully equipped for a competitive afternoon or evening. The three owners are huge game fanatics (we could almost call it professional) and have the most extensive range of (new) games in Amsterdam. At 2 Klaveren, you can be sure that you are joining one of the best game cafes in Amsterdam.
De Clercqstraat 136, Amsterdam,

Simon de Wit

Amsterdam-Noord also has a real games café. At Simon de Wit, they have a real games corner, with the most special board games. The snacks are very welcome for hungry players: we always opt for the Japanese calamari and mini spring rolls. Not enough? Then you can also enjoy a delicious dinner at Simon de Wit.
Spreeuwenpark 13, Amsterdam,

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Soho House

Okay, Soho House is not an authentic cafe, but if you are a member (or go with a member as a guest), you can spend an afternoon by the fire with a board game.
Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam,


At Gollem, you don’t just drink specialty beer; you also play games. When those specialty beers hit like a bomb, emotions can sometimes run high during such a game. A warned person counts for two ;-).
Multiple locations in Amsterdam,

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
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Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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