gin & tonic in amsterdam


9 x Gin & Tonic in Amsterdam

30 August 2014

De beste G&T’s in Amsterdam!

The last few years I’m hooked on G&T’s Especially Hendrick’s gin. And not only for the beautiful black pharmacy style bottle. Mixed with Fever-tree tonic… perfection for a cocktail night out! Amsterdam has some great spots where you can drink G&T’s. With gin and tonic from all over the world. Dive in to the G&T revolution!

Yourlbb’s Gin & Tonic top-5:

The best addresses in Amsterdam to enjoy G&T’s in one overview.

Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen
Love this place to go with your lover (or a date!) to have a G&T for aperitivo on the small bench across the bar. Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen is a favourite spot when it comes to craft cocktails. On the menu you find 12 seasonal cocktails, but the experienced bartenders can create everything you like. Try their G&T’s!

Tunes Bar
There’s no bar in Amsterdam with more gins and tonics then the Tunes Bar of the Conservatorium Hotel. Combine a cocktail night out with one of the delicious Asian bites.

Door 74
This cocktail-bar is named best cocktail-bar of 2014 by Esquire magazine. Door 74 was the first “speakeasy” cocktail bar in The Netherlands. Knock on the door at number 74 of the Reguliersdwarsstraat and enjoy a G&T at this small scale bar.

Mossel & Gin
A great terrace at the Westergasfabriek where they have very good G&T’s. If you haven’t been to Mossel & Gin yet, it’s about time! The photo in this blog is shot by Mossel & Gin at their terrace. Looks good right?

5 & 33
In the heart of Amsterdam city center and close to Amsterdam Central Station. At the bar of 5 & 33 they mix G&T’s with catchy names like Holy Viagra!

I don’t think there’s a cocktail they can’t make at Dvars. On of the best cocktail bars in Amsterdam when it comes to value for money. You have to experience it yourself!

The Butcher
Please don’t tell that the Secret Kitchen of The Butcher has great G&T’s ;-).

Swych (Pop-up bar)
Have you been to Swych yet? At this pop-up bar with view over the canals gin is an important item on the menu!

One of the most cosy cocktail bars in Amsterdam! Ask the (good looking!) guys at Vesper to make you a G&T!

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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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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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