the best hotspots for a cosy and warm atmosphere
Okay it’s getting really cold now. And although it’s nice to crawl under a blanket on the couch at home, you often just have the need to go out. Fortunately, there are plenty of places in Amsterdam where you can warm up by the fireplace, so you don’t suffer from the cold. Because what could be more fun than a place with a fireplace to warm you up? How romantic, to just sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of red wine or some hot chocolate with your friends or lover. And where do you have to be? We’ve made a list with 21 x places to warm you up by the fireplace in Amsterdam. Enjoy!
these are the best hotspots with a fireplace in amsterdam
SHIRAZ: SHIRAZ is both a wine bar and wine boutique in one. At this wine bar the concept focuses mainly on – as expected – wine. There are between 40 and 50 open wines and 150 wines in total (!). Perfect for drinking red wines with your friends or lover at the fireplace ;-)
Blijburg: At Blijburg you can go for a nice long meal. Here you can enjoy good food and drinks all day long. From your first cup of coffee to your last red wine, and everything that comes in between ;-) And all that, of course, cosy by the fireplace.
Hannekes Boom: Yes you read that right: our favo summer hang out is definitely a cosy winter spot! At Hannekes Boom you can snuggle up against each other and enjoy the large fireplace in the middle of the restaurant.
The Lobby: One of our favourite places in Amsterdam with a fireplace is The Lobby from Hotel V at the Nesplein. This restaurant and cafe is super cosy and perfect for drinks with friends or lunch on a cold day!
The Lobby Fizeaustraat: Never change a wining team. That’s why the newest addition of The Lobby-family on the Fizeaustraat has a fireplace as well. The beautiful interior, good vibes and good food make that you want to go here every night.
Café Zurich: This spot at De Baarsjes is perfect to have drinks and bites with friends. There is plenty of space around the fireplace for your friends. You just need to be lucky that nobody beat you to it ;-)
Pllek: Another spot that is not only very nice in the summer, but also in the winter. Now that it’s really cold, the fireplace is the perfect place to hang out with friends. With a view of the IJ and a drink, you’ll get through winter here easily ;-)
Café De Wetering: De Wetering is a cosy bar with a nice homely atmosphere and is the perfect place to meet up with friends for a beer. The fireplace is via a staircase on a mezzanine above the bar.
Pacific Parc: Do you have cold toes after a stroll in the Westerpark? No worries….. the cool hanging fire place at Pacific Parc will warm you up. Order some hot chocolate and you are good to go.
Pressroom: De Pressroom is the restaurant, bar an lounge part of the INK hotel. Besides very good food and drinks you can hop into the library, where a crackling fireplace is giving you the warmest welcome.
Lion Noir: Lion Noir is an all time classic spot. You come here for the great cocktails and make sure to find you spot near the fire place. Tip: order an espresso martini, they are delicious!
De Vergulden Eenhoorn: The Vergulden Eenhoorn in East is the place where you can escape form the busy centre. This all year round cool spot is actually a old farmhouse which makes it very cosy. A big bonus is the fire place in winter together with the heated terraces outside.
Meneer Nieges: From the same nest as the Vergulden Eenhoorn, Meneer Nieges has become a favourite of many in a short period of time. The location along the water is unique and it should as warm and cozy in the winter as in the summer over here. That’s why the have not one, but two fireplaces here. One inside, the other one on the terrace outside.
De IJ-kantine: And we are gonna stay in Amsterdam North just a little longer! De IJ-kantine has a lounge with a fireplace where you can sit down, relax and have a cup of soup.
W Lounge: If you are looking for a place with a view then go to the W Lounge (at W Hotel). Take place in one of the design chairs close to the fire place. You won’t feel anything from the heat but it still looks really nice :-)
Hangar: You find Hangar along the IJ where the wind can blow pretty hard. So a warm cozy place is very welcome. To heat the place up Hangar does not only have a big fireplace, but very comfortable beanbags as well. Perfect for those cold bums ;-)
Westergasterras: Sit by the fireplace while you overlook the Westerpark! Enjoy a nice drink or bite, and you’ll have a great day!
Café Jaap: After ice skating at the Jaap Eden IJsbaan, you can warm up (or catch your breath) at the fireplace, with some hot chocolate or gluhwein.
The College Hotel: Whether you go to the lobby, restaurant or rent a room at The College hotel, there are fireplace everywhere! Beautiful, atmospheric fireplaces.
Have fun with warming up at one of these fireplaces!
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
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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
COMFORTABLE // €€
☾ 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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