cocktailbars amsterdam


21 x cocktail bars in Amsterdam

18 January 2019

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 21 best cocktail bars for you in Amsterdam.

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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 >>>.


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 >>>.

Porum AmsterdamPhotocredits: facebook/poremamsterdam

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

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 >>>.

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 >>>.

Enjoy your cocktail night out!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
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 locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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

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