planned a Date night in amsterdam? go here for food ánd drinks
Planned a date night in Amsterdam, but don’t you know where to go for a bite ánd a drink? We got you covered! At the following spots you can go for a romantic dinner, but also for a drink at the bar. Or maybe even a dance together. Sounds like the perfect date night with your lover right?
15 x nice spots for a date night in amsterdam with some drinks after
Panache: Panache in Amsterdam west is perfect for a fun date night in Amsterdam. Here you can sit at one of the high tables, enjoy the great atmosphere and a good menu. The bites & cocktails after are a must try, they’re delicious!
The Walter Woodbury Bar: There are so many nice spots on the Javastraat, but where to go? The Walter Woodbury Bar of course. Take your date to this spot and enjoy the food together and catch up while having some drinks.
Kanarie Club: The Kanarie Club in the Hallen is one of our favourite spots in Amsterdam. Good food, lovely atmosphere and you know right away that it’s going to be a late one. A perfect spot for date night in Amsterdam. Ps: drink your cocktail after in the pool ;-)
Pllek: For a romantic date night you have to go to Pllek in North. Sit down on the terrace along the water, watch the sunset and order some food and drinks after a delicious dinner. Planned a date night during the winter? Go inside and snuggle up near the fire place.
Madam: On the 20th floor of the A’DAM Tower, you’ll find Madam. The spot for a great view on the city, which makes it a lovely place for date night. After dinner, go downstairs to get some cocktails and dance!
Café van Mechelen: Industrial and super trendy! Café van Mechelen is divided into different areas with different vibes. Start with dinner in one corner, and move to the bar to have some drinks after.
Labyrinth: When you see the menu with soul food at Labyrinth in Amsterdam South, you just want to try it all. Make sure you plan enough time for this date night, because after the food you might want to try some of the best cocktails. Check out the agenda, because they organise fun events like poetry readings here!
Ku Kitchen Bar: Does your date, and you too, crave sushi? Go to Ku Kitchen Bar! Eating sushi can take all evening, but once you’re done eating then you want to try the drinks here.
Libertine Café: Open from early in the morning until late in the evening, so perfect for date night. You can start your date in the afternoon if you want. Order multiple, small dishes to share and your date will start great! Had some drinks? Walk along the canals and the romantic lights.
Louie Louie: If you want to have a long date until in the late hours, then you want to go Louie Louie in Amsterdam East. The menu is inspired by the South-American cuisine, which is reason enough to go here. Nice: when it’s summer, you can site outside and enjoy the long summer nights.
Tales & Spirits: This cozy place is located in the city center and has some many good cocktails that you want to try. After eating a delicious risotto, it’s a must to go to the cocktail bar. It will be a fun evening for sure!
Mossel & Gin: Seafood is perfect for a date night in Amsterdam. Who doesn’t love it? Walk through the Westerpark and stop at Mossel & Gin and enjoy (when the sun is shining) some mussels, oysters and lobster on the terrace. Don’t forget to order a G&T!
De Bajes: This is a street art restaurant in Amsterdam close to the Rembrandtplein. It might not be the most romantic place for a date, but it’s unique and they have good food. They’re open until late, so having drinks after won’t be a problem at all.
Hotel Buiten: For a romantic date in the nature, you go to Hotel Buiten. It actually isn’t a hotel. But it’s a fun spot along the Sloterplas in Amsterdam West. Escape from the busy city center and relax while having a drink .
5&33: 5&33 is close to the station, so perfect for when you or your date doesn’t come from Amsterdam and has to take the train to get home. Or book a room at the Art’Otel if you’re having a real good time ;-). At 5&33, food and art come together, so this spot has a special touch which makes date night extra fun.
What is your favourite dinner & drink spot in Amsterdam?
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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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