Wine lovers pay attention: these are the best wine bars in Amsterdam
Are you looking for nice wine bars in Amsterdam? Then I’m sure that, like us, you enjoy nothing more than a night spent drinking wine with your friends or your lover. Nothing to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon? Or are you just in the mood for a good drink, but don’t want to go to a brown café or a bar? Then check out one of the wine bars in Amsterdam where you can spend your entire night. Go for your favourite wine, or choose to do the wine tasting with your friends. Suddenly we’re in the mood for a nice glass of wine now. You too? Then these are the best wine bars in Amsterdam!
25 X Wine bars IN AMSTERDAM to try out
At La Dilettante in the Pijp, they offer a wide selection of natural wines and also serve delicious speciality coffee. Additionally, they host occasional pop-up dinners with themed menus.
Saenredamstraat 37, Amsterdam –ladilettante.amsterdam
This cosy wine and music bar is located in the Rivierenbuurt. It’s the place to be for a night out with friends. Check the website for all upcoming events and music nights.
Uiterwaardenstraat 99, Amsterdam – denada.amsterdam
An extensive wine menu that you can pair with delicious bites from the menu. At De Bottleshop, they also operate with a pop-up concept, featuring chefs from around the world with special pop-up dinners. Check their Instagram for the latest updates on the menu.
Wibautstraat 130, Amsterdam – bottleshopams.nl
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If there’s one wine bar in Amsterdam where you definitely want to enjoy a glass of wine with friends, it’s Oocker in my opinion. Such a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food, and beautiful wines.
Frederiksplein 29h, Amsterdam – oockeramsterdam.nl
At Chateau Amsterdam winery, besides enjoying delicious wines, you can also discover how a winery operates in the city every Saturday and Sunday. During the tour, you get to taste 7 different types of wine. How nice!
Johan van Hasseltweg 51, Amsterdam – chateau.amsterdam
Café twee prinsen
After Café Binnenvisser in Amsterdam-West and Restaurant Cornerstore in Amsterdam-North, the same team opened Café Twee Prinsen in the city centre of Amsterdam. This delightful hotspot is open seven days a week, from happy hour until midnight, and also offers lunch or brunch on the weekends.
Prinsenstraat 27, Amsterdam – tweeprinsen.nl
A wine bar where you can also enjoy delicious food. Always a great idea! At Café Parlotte Amsterdam, you can enjoy drinks paired with tasty bites. Whether you opt for a glass of wine, a beer, or go all-in with champagne, it’s all possible. Café Parlotte Amsterdam serves a daily changing menu of 3 or 4 courses, along with a few specials.
Westerstraat 182, Amsterdam – parlotte.nl
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A truly excellent wine bar featuring wines from Eastern Europe was missing in the capital, and Fabus Amsterdam Wine Bar felt it was high time to fill that gap. A nice hotspot in Amsterdam-West where you can enjoy unique wines in a cosy setting. The interior of the wine bar is simple, with a few wooden chairs and tables on either side of the narrow space.
De Clercqstraat 105, Amsterdam – fabusamsterdam.com
Clos Wine Bar is definitely worth a visit, offering a low-key and approachable atmosphere. Opt for a ‘Wine Flight’ here and be delighted by a delightful wine arrangement with the choice of white, red, or bubbles. With all the arrangements, you’ll be served delicious dishes along with an explanation of the wine from the winemaker’s perspective.
Beukenplein 50, Amsterdam – closamsterdam.nl
At Bar Babar Amsterdam, you immediately get a cosy, living room feel. Wine-coloured candles and even walls, a welcoming bar with influences from French bistros. The dishes on Bar Babar’s menu are almost all locally sourced: the bites are obtained from speciality stores in the neighbourhood, and the wines are purchased from Dutch distributors. Almost all wines are served by the glass because they believe their guests should be able to taste everything that is delicious.
Utrechtsestraat 135, Amsterdam – barbabar.nl
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At Wine Bar Vindict, the focus is not on food but on wine. The chefs create a dinner around the available wines instead of the other way around. This place also caters to every wine enthusiast: they have more than fifty (!) wines by the glass and a selection of over eight hundred wines by the bottle. Leave it to the chefs to serve matching dishes; all you have to do is select your favourite wine.
Docklandsweg 3, Amsterdam – wijnbarvindict.nl
In addition to the extensive wine selection, Bar Parry also serves various types of cheeses (from Abraham Kef – YUM) and charcuterie. The wine list is one to behold, so be sure to seek recommendations! Fun fact: You can also purchase your wine bottle in the Wine Shop itself and enjoy it at Bar Parry Amsterdam. You only pay the corkage fee.
Eerste Looiersdwarsstraat 15, Amsterdam – barparry.nl
Wine bar Pif
Having a good time with your friends in the Jordaan? Then you can’t miss Bar Piff!
Tweede Tuindwarsstraat 10, Amsterdam – barpif.nl
Alex+Pinard makes good wine accessible. What that means? Affordable wine of good quality, which is also delicious and there are not too many substances in it. The wines at Alex+Pinard are as pure as possible. But what they find more important is the taste: you’ll have to feel good about it.
Dapperstraat 10, Amsterdam – alexpinard.nl
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Wine bar 4850
At the all-day spot Wijnbar 4850, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee, but the real recommendation here is the wine! Sip it in a Scandinavian interior and be sure to check out the menu because the food here is delicious too.
Campersstraat 48 – 50, Amsterdam – 4850.nl
Champagneria Five Brothers Fat
Champagneria Five Brothers Fat is the first champagneria in Amsterdam and makes many hearts race. A restaurant focussed on champagne, I mean, can it even get better?!
De Clerqstraat 56, Amsterdam – fivebrothersfat.nl
Blend Coffee & wine
A traditional Mediterranean café brought to Amsterdam. Come to Blend Coffee & Wine in the morning for a nice cup of coffee, enjoy the tastiest Mediterranean snacks, and sip on one of the 120 different wines they serve.
Oranje-Vrijstaatplein 40, Amsterdam – blendcoffeewine.nl
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SHIRAZ Jardin des Vins & Boutique Amsterdam is both a wine bar and wine boutique in one. Better said: you can take your favourite bottle with you back home! This spot is also perfect fo shared dining!
Lijnbaansgracht 267, Amsterdam – shirazamsterdam.nl
This spot on Javastraat is not just a cosy, welcoming wine bar – you can also enjoy delicious Italian food here. Choose from sharing antipasti or one of the pastas.
Javastraat 67, Amsterdam – gallizia.nl
Café De Klepel
Transformed from a brown cafe to a French oriented restaurant with the nicest wines. You can choose from 300 different bottles here, which is perfect for a nice date night or a night out with your friends!
Prinsenstraat 22, Amsterdam – cafedeklepel.nl
Sipping wine in a very cosy living room atmosphere is possible at Wine bar Paulus in De Pijp. Enjoy a relaxed time with friends while enjoying their premium snacks. The extensive and carefully curated wine menu will make you feel so comfortable that you might not want to leave for your own living room.
Ceintuurbaan 248, Amsterdam – wijnbarpaulus.nl
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Delicious organic wines are what you can order at Glou Glou in The Pijp. These wines are made without any artificial additives. You can easily order another bottle, because it means good quality wine and therefor no hangover. The sun shines on the terrace till the late afternoon, but if it’s bad weather it’s definitely not a punishment to have to sit inside. The interior is very cosy, and then glass in lead doors really adds the finishing touch!
Tweede van der Helststraat 3, Amsterdam – glouglou.nl
Bar Centraal is not only the little brother, or rather the big brother, of wine bar GlouGlou but also your new favourite spot in Oud-West. On the corner of Ten Katemarkt and Bellamystraat, you’ll discover a new natural wine bar where you can choose from a wide selection of natural wines and enjoy delicious food and/or drinks.
Ten Katestraat 16, Amsterdam – barcentraal.nl
Rayleigh & Ramsay
A wine bar on Overtoom and in Van Wou with a very interesting concept. At Rayleigh & Ramsay, you can tap your own wine, deciding how full you want your glass to be—though we can guess it will likely be quite full!
Zocherstraat 2 & Van Woustraat 97, Amsterdam – rrov.nl
At Barrica, you’ll find a selection of small Spanish and Italian bites on the menu for sharing. And you know what? We love shared dining. Your visit to Barrica will be complete with a delightful accompanying wine or cocktail.
Wilhelminastraat 109, Amsterdam – barrica.nl
Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fabrique des Lumières
⋙ NXT Museum
⋙ STRAAT street art museum
⋙ MOCO Museum for street and modern art
⋙ Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
⋙ Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
⋙ Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
⋙ Pancake Cruise
⋙ Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ 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
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
⋙ 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
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
⋙ Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Go an a bike tour with the kids
⋙ NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Paddle board tour on the canals
⋙ Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour
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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
☾ 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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