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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

268 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Bar Bukowski Amsterdam is a cosy all day cafe at the corner of the Oosterpark and the Beukenweg. Bar Bukowski Amsterdam is named after the American poet and writer Charles Bukowski.

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

261 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

258 local Airbnb hosts recommend

City beach in summer & a hip place to be at any other time of year, Roest has a laid-back vibe, live DJ every night & lots of special events. Situated in a red brick converted industrial building.

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:

552 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

Swell locals as tourists love this place. It's situated in an old Dutch wind mill. So you can take that one of you sight seeing bucket list :-) They have very good beers, but the beers are strong... read more

Its location is underneath the city’s tallest windmill, Brouwerij ‘t IJ is an essential visit for beer lovers, or just to have a drink (doesn't need to be beer) at a bar that has a different scener... read more

549 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Museum about Heineken beer and brewery, located in the former Brewery. The museum offers a tour, interactive exhibits, and two bars (with two glasses of Heineken included in the entrance fee).

It is a museum about the beer brand Heineken and the brewery, in the former Heineken brewery. The museum provides an insight into the history of the brewery and the brewing process over the years.

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


De School

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1 Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat·Map·Website·

118 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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 ... 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

By far, the best club of The Netherlands. With a 24/7 license. Programming underground techno/ deep house. It’s relatively far away, but you can bike there or take a taxi. They are really uptig... read more

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Skylounge Amsterdam at the Doubletree Hilton hotel is definitely the number one restaurant and bar with the best view over Amsterdam! In the summer there’s a great rooftop terrace.”

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

108 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 :)

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

Nice place to eat some spare ribs or burgers and drink a GT ;-)


Golden Brown

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146 Jan Pieter Heijestraat·Map·Hours·Website·

103 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

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great cocktails shaken by well dressed cocktail shakers in a nicely decorated cocktail bar. One of Amsterdam's finest actually!

Small, quiet during the week. Very crowded at weekends. One of the best cocktail bars in town. Creative card, that changes very frequently.

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

95 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

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

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.

94 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

At Brouwerij Troost they brew all beers theirselves, in a former monastery in De Pijp. You can have a tasting, accompanied with delicious burgers, steaks, salads, flammkuchen, nachos, cheesecakes 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


Bar Frits

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135 Jan Evertsenstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

79 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.

Great for Craft beer and burgers, this very cozy bar is an ideal place to relax with a drink. Try one of Amsterdam's best beers from 'Brouwerij 't IJ'.

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


Café Nol

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$· 109 Westerstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

76 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

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

The most famous 'real Jordanese' bar of Amsterdam. Always crowded, always people smoking inside, always tacky, but always fun.

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Jazz, soul, blues, funk etc in Westerpark. It's the permanent venue linked to yearly Jazz Festival North Sea Jazz

The North Sea Jazz Club is a thriving outlet for the city's vibrant jazz scene where you can enjoy jazz, funk, soul and world music by top-of-the-bill acts, established names and up-and-coming tale... read more

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



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156 Amstelveenseweg·Map·Hours·Website·

78 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!

The perfect place for cocktails (try the pornstar martini) and some New York style food!

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

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I can see everything: From Amsterdam’s historic centre, to its bustling port and the vast polder landscape. I can even spot your house from here. I’ll be able to share this breathtaking 360° view ... read more

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

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

75 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

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74 Reguliersdwarsstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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!

Cocktail Bar - A heaven of chic in a lousy street. Here you will find an always impeccable service, a cocktail menu worthy of international level that changes every season and pristine ingredients.... read more

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


Jimmy Woo

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18 Korte Leidsedwarsstraat·Map·Hours·Website·

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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.

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.

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

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

Dutch spirits tasting tavern and liquor store. Liqueurs and genevers are still being made using the same 17th century traditional craft.


Club 8

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56B Admiraal de Ruijterweg·Map·Hours·Website·

59 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 pool hall in Amsterdam, also has a rather funky club above with occasionally very cool parties.

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

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Unpretentious (cocktail)bar in living room atmosphere with cozy dance floor. Some evenings live bands, stand-up comedy, movies.

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

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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.

House, latin house, afro house, R&B, hip hop, urban

53 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.

This famous Jazz concert hall celebrates 40 Years this year and offers over 300 concerts per year, since 2005 housed in a new building next to the IJ lake. To see what is on visit bimhuis dot nl

50 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.

This alternative bar has a great terrace at the canal! Inside you can play pool or pinball. In the weekends they sometimes have punk/rockbands playing.

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

50 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.

Super elegant artisan cocktails (speakeasy feel), very creative (ingredients noted include seaweed-infused vermouth, beetroot and moonshine - not in the cash cocktail though!), very passionate frie... read more

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

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Worst means sausage in Dutch; great selection of specialty meats, olives, super Sunday Brunch, lovely wines, owned by Marius next door.

We are fans of Worst Wijncafé, a sausage-and-wine-bar. Next door and owned by the same guys, you'll find trendy table d'hôte Restaurant Marius that serves beautiful real food.

All kinds of weird types of sausage (lobster, chocolate sausage, etc...) + 200 wines. They offer Sunday brunch.

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is our favorite bar. Great gin-tonics and a big supporter of small local breweries. Say hello to Bas and Barbara from us.

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

Little bar where you can taste a large variety of beers from local breweries. One of the best addresses in the hood, but ssss, it's a secret...