Drinks & Nightlife in Amsterdam

Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!

Best of the best

291 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Funky, urban cafe & cocktail bar with a terrace, serving burgers, baguettes & flammkuchen. Great place in the eastern part of Amsterdam for breakfast, lunch and drinks.

Bukowski is the best place for an early breakfast and great coffee. Besides that it is one of the most popular places for cocktails and drinks later in the day. Definitely worth going to!

Bukowski is one of the Amsterdam Oost gems. Check this amazing cafe for breakfast and night drinks! Friday and Saturday are the best days to mingle with the local and young dutch crowd. The best c... read more

288 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our very favourite spots. A couple of rundown industrial buildings (it used to be a gas factory), now turned into a cultural hotspot with events, a city beach (with sand!), a bar and a reall... read more

Amsterdam Roest: industrial city beach. The day restaurant at Amsterdam Roest is called Super De Bar. There are also markets, warehouse parties and festivals! Website: amsterdamroest.nl

Lovely little gem tucked away in the East of Amsterdam. In winter it holds markets and bonfires and in Summer it has a little 'beach' leading out to the canalside. It often plays fun music to dance... read more

276 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pacific Parc is a cool alternative local hangout away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. They serve dinner most evenings and on weekends there are DJ's and occasional live bands. On sunny da... read more

Pacific Park is a place in Westerpark, that is very hard to describe. They call themselves a rock'n'roll bar and dance bistro. But on sunny days they also have the biggest terrace in the Westerpark... read more

A Dynamic, Open-Minded and Creative Place for Club and Live Music. Located in our 'backyard' Westerpark! Check Their Program to Swing Till You Drop :-)! It's also a Restaurant opens in the morni... read more

712 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Heineken Experience is the old and first beautiful Heineken Brewery, build when the Pijp was not even there. Get to know the famous international beer brand through an interactive guided tour ... read more

Enjoy an immersive, behind the scenes guided tour of the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam and explore the old brewery where Heineken was first brewed. Following the tour, a Heineken connoisseur wil... read more

Heineken Experience A visit to the old Heineken brewery is paramount to brew-worshipers and beer lovers. You will learn the history of the Heineken family, find out how the logo has evolved, and fo... read more

591 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Brouwerij t'IJ allows you to combine great beer and a bit of Dutch scenery. Europeans, especially the Dutch, Germans and Belgians, are known for great tasting beer. Explore an Amsterdam local f... read more

A local beer brewery since 1985, owned by a local, brewing the distinctive kind of quality beers ‘t IJ has become known for. Brouwerij ‘t IJ gradually grew into the biggest and best known brewery o... read more

Amsterdam has a local called IJ Beer. Personally, it is my favorite beer. If you are in a bar try at IJ Zatte, it is so tasteful. The Brewery is in the East district, at Funenkade 7. On the days, t... read more


De School

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
1 Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

136 local Airbnb hosts recommend

De School is a new night club, which is relatively unknown for tourists. If you've heard of the club 'trouw' and you want to go there unfortunately I have to tell you that they closed down this yea... read more

The long awaited and highly anticipated new club from the team behind Trouw opened its doors in January 2016 inside a former school building in Amsterdam West. De School Amsterdam holds a 24 hour l... read more

The crew that created the former legendary 'Club Trouw' started this new adventure a 5 minute bike ride from our house. The club is located in an old school building (hence the name 'The School') a... read more

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best view in Amsterdam! At the 11th floor of the Hilton hotel, you can enjoy a nice coktail and lounge music with an amazing view. If you get to see the sunset there it's probably going to be one o... read more

Sky Lounge is a great place to to get an amazing view of Amsterdam. It is on the 11th floor of the Hilton Double Three hotel. They also have very good wine choices. Our advice is to get a bottle if... read more

SkyLounge Amsterdam- great view on Amsterdam ,cool atmosphere. Good for travellers looking for a fresh lounge trendy environment. A bit pricy. Cocktails are fantastic, good bites and snacks. Locate... read more

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Thai Restaurant, Good Food for a good price, for a quick dinner! Padthai with chicken is Justin's favorite.

Golden Brown Bar is one of the hottest spots on the westside of Amsterdam and it’s well known voor it’s cosy atmosphere, great Thai food and nice drink and beer menu. My personal favourite, where I... read more

Airy, 2-level spot with trendy cream-and-brown decor & velvet sofas for Thai dishes & cocktails

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for everything: sitting on the terrace or enjoying it inside; great for brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner, as well as (local) beers, top cocktails, and friendly service. Our overall top fav :)

This is a great restaurant, bar and cafe. You should try their spare ribs, really good!

Great restaurant, burgers, spare ribs, salads, gin&tonics

99 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Belgian beers, with many on tap. Also great food! Later at night it's more of a bar scene, but at dinner time or on weeknights it is more mellow and a great place to get a steak, burger, fo... read more

I can't count how many Dutch and Belgium beers they serve here. From every microbrewery imaginable. And on Saturday's they have jazz jam sessions that go well with a beer or two.

Great Belgian beer bar! They also serve good Belgium food like Vlaams Stoofvlees (Carbonade Flamande).

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boutique Bar Vesper is located in the middle of the Jordaan area in Amsterdam, between the trendy Haarlemmerdijk shopping district and the Brouwersgracht. Vesper has a large variety of great wines,... read more

Tiny little cocktail bar, where we are most Fridays! Nice guys, inventive and above average drinks (and across from Small World, another spot on our list).

Elegant cocktail bar lined with James Bond memorabilia for creative drinks & mixology workshops

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Watch beer being brewed in copper vats behind a glass wall at this outstanding craft brewery. Its dozen beers include a summery blonde, smoked porter, strong tripel, and deep-red Imperial IPA; it a... read more

It's a former monastery in De Pijp. Brouwerij Troost is a popular haunt for beer loving folk in Amsterdam. From lagers to barrel-aged barley wine, all of the beers at Troost are brewed on site, and... read more

A new local brewery that makes beer and gin. You can get a beer sampling menu (4 small beers for €10) and try more of their beers, but I can highly recommend ordering a G&T with their own gin. The... read more

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Recently opened. Hip and trendy bars, restaurants, hotel, business center, sky deck with an amazing view over Amsterdam (especially by night!). Grab a drink in the bar on the top floor with floor t... read more

Just new in town is the A'dam Toren (means tower in Dutch), which has a panorama cocktail bar and restaurant, and a 360° lookout point & OverTheEdge swing on the rooftop. Definitely book ahead! Thi... read more

In this recently renovated tower you will find 2 great restaurants, MADAM and MOON. MOON is a slowly spinning restaurant with amazing food and a little higher priced. MADAM is more an easy-going re... read more


Cafe Frits

Drinks & NightlifeBars
135 Jan Evertsenstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

94 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beer and burgers. Those two are linked! Well, at Frits you are at the right place than. Here you can eat juicy burgers and drink the best beers from local breweries.

At this pub style bar it’s all about burgers and beer. With local craft beers and burgers for less than € 10,-. The interior design is cosy and feels like a British pub with an Amsterdam twist. Thi... read more

At the corner of Mercatorplein you can have beer and burgers at Frits. The feel of an English pub but with a Amsterdam vibe. You can eat a tasty juicy burger for just € 10,-, so that's fine. Furthe... read more


Café Nol

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 109 Westerstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Old and famous typical 'Jordaan' bar with sing a long songs, you will manage if you drink enough beers...packed with peole, but an experience

This is one of those places that everyone in Amsterdam knows or has been once. In the Jordaan district (which is a really nice district to wander around) and a very traditional Dutch pub (with live... read more

The epitome of the old-style Jordaan cafe, this kitschy red-vinyl place is where the original Jordaanese would sing oompah ballads with drunken abandon. They still do, but nowadays everyone joins i... read more


Jimmy Woo

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
18 Korte Leidsedwarsstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

85 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Probably our most famous nightclub, it's famous for it's ceiling filled with light bulbs. Very exclusive, guestlist is needed for entry. I can arrange this.

Jimmy Woo in Amsterdam is hip, hot and happening. From Thursday till Sunday, Jimmy switches on the cool ceiling lighting and the beats set the audience on fire.

Exclusive 2-storey nightclub with elegant Asian-themed bar & dance floor lit by over 12,000 lamps.

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very nice restaurant with a good menu, laid back atmosphere and friendly staff. It is the ideal place to have a good and solid lunch or a drink in the afternoon. Also serves dinner.

Italian cafe / restaurant / whine bar is one of the most beautiful (shopping) streets of Amsterdam. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee /whine Italian style.

As soon as you step inside you'll love the nice atmosphere of this place. While this place is great for drinks/cocktails, the food here is impressive too! It's an Italian bar & restaurant and altho... read more


Door 74

Drinks & NightlifeBars
74 Reguliersdwarsstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dark wood & Art Deco accents adorn this Prohibition era-style bar for classic & creative cocktails.

With its creative retro sci-fi themed cocktail menu and atmospheric decor, Door 74 is not one to miss. That is easier said than done; they have a secret hidden entrance. Good luck finding it!

Small, speakeasy cocktail bar with wonderful drinks. Let me make you a table reservation (normal prices -- no minimum charge). I know a guy.

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can see live concerts of small and big names in an intimate setting. Just like at the North Sea Jazz Festival, discover new artists and hear different styles of music: jazz, funk, soul, blues a... read more

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Trendy spot of the quarter! The food is very good! Very nice concept if you’re eating with friends and want to wine and dine all night. And they propose amazing cocktails!

Nice, small bar close to the Vondelpark where the serve great cocktails and gin tonics. Since it is not really in the 'centre-centre' you will probably find few tourists and just local people.

New York-inspired dishes & cocktails served in funky, contemporary space with a hint of retro style.


Club 8 BV

Drinks & NightlifeBars
56B Admiraal de Ruijterweg·Map·Hours·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For a game of pool, a bear or a really decent Burger, go to club 8. On fridays they often have Drum n'Base parties.

The largest 8 ball pool center of Amsterdam. With 17 9 foot pool tables and 3 full size snooker match tables.

Large, laid-back hangout with lots of pool tables, plus pub grub & a full bar with beer on tap.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Depending on the night there are DJs and live acoustic sessions otherwise the bar staff play great music. The terrace is a must for anybody who loves to sit next to the water, listening to rock.

DJ nights & live acoustic sessions in a low-key music-focused pub with pool & waterside terrace

One of Amsterdam's oldest dive bars. Come here to listen to alternative music (synth, goth, rock) and play pool, or just have beers in the garden.


New Anita

Drinks & NightlifeBars
111 Frederik Hendrikstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

To get in to De Nieuwe Anita you have to ring the door bell. That might seem strange for a bar, but when you get in, it will all make sense. The place is divided in two parts. The front is basicall... read more

The place is divided in two parts. The front is basically a living room (flower curtains, furniture and retro lamps) with a bar in the middle. The back is used all sorts of performances (and heavy ... read more

The front is basically a living room (flower curtains, furniture and retro lamps) with a bar in the middle. The back is used all sorts of performances (and heavy dancing). Also offers vegetarian me... read more

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best “proeflokaal” (bodega) in A'dam, WF make all their liquors & jenevers since the 17th century. My fave is cherry brandewijn! Feeling adventurous? Then ask for bridal tears/(scary)walk in the woods

Wynand Fockink is lovely hidden gem in the city center. The bar staff are very knowledgeable and funny. They will help you choose one of their jenevers (Dutch distillate "sort of gin") and liqueurs... read more

You will find the Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal (Dutch for tasting tavern) and liquor store in the Pijlsteeg, an alley behind the National Monument on the Dam square in Amsterdam. In around 1679 Wynan... read more

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Louie Louie is a new Bar on the opposite of the Tropenmuseum and the Oosterpark. It has a very nice (heated) terrace. Nice place for a drink, a lunch or a reasonable priced dinner.

Wonderful bar & terras for breakfast, lunch and barfood – inspired by the South American cuisine – during the night. The result: a huge bar with special design and big windows. And from those windo... read more

They open from the early morning however it's the place to be when summer time hits. Try sweet-potato fries, with local beer or cocktails upon recommendations.

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Feel like dancing? Club AIR is closeby and one of the most luxurious clubs in the centre.

Welcome to Amsterdam's newest nightclub with pure international allure. Rising from the ashes of the legendary club iT on the Amstelstraat in central Amsterdam.

One of Amsterdam’s ‘it’ clubs, Air has an environmentally friendly design by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders including a unique tiered dance floor. Bonuses include lockers and refillable cards that p... read more

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very nice small cocktail bar, have the shared cocktail called something like Zombi. Yum! Although in a bit of an outside area, worth if you want to have a special drink for a special occasion.

Beautiful little cocktail bar, although I have to say that the last time I went there, I was a bit disappointed with the drinks, which may have been a fluke. Let me know your experience? (maybe I h... read more

Hiding in Plain Sight- ‘HPS’ quickly earned its reputation as one of the best for top quality drinks in a seductive twenties-style lounge bar that was once a brown café. They embrace classic flavor... read more

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Over 300 concerts annually, in which a variety of jazz and improvised music can be enjoyed. Focus on new developments. But also a significant selection of more mainstream music.

Dutch and international live music in over 300 concerts annually, in which a variety of jazz and improvised music can be enjoyed.

The Bimhuis (walking distance) is one of the most prominent venues for jazz and improvised music in the world.

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another pearl to chill in the East and have not less than good Amsterdammer beers and well made cocktails. I like the unpretentious decor of the place, the friendly staff, decent music and the easy... read more

Our favorite bar within a few minutes walking from out house. It's a very nice local bar with over 40 different beers by different Amsterdam brewers. Also great for a special Gin Tonic (or a coffee)

A must go! I’m almost on a weekly basis in this bar. Especially when you are a beer lover, this place is highly recommended. It provides all the local beers, including from my favourite brewery ‘Br... read more

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A smallish, cosy club. Often a mixed gay/straight scene and good techno music. Tram 14 from Admiraal de Ruiterweg to Rembrandtplein. Website: www.studio-80.nl/

A non-profit foundation that is a platform for innovating, electronic dance music. The club has profiled itself as an important player in the musical front of the most renewing styles of the moment.

Atmospheric, intimate 2-room club showcasing cutting-edge electronic music from up-and-coming DJs.