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Bars in Amsterdam

flying pig barThe best places for cheap beers and to meet people are the Flying Pig Hostel Bars. But if you want to explore more of Amsterdam, below a little guideline with some worthwhile cafés and bars. If the night still feels young and you want more, pick a club from the club-section. The regular opening hours of bars are: 10:00/12:00 -1:00 (3:00 in the weekends).

But keep in mind, there are hundreds of small little cafés in Amsterdam; Dutch people like to drink a beer with each other in a cozy place, so there are loads. So just stroll around, on every street corner you’ll find a place. Loads of them have life music too on regular nights, so don’t just focus on the bars mentioned below; just stroll around like a local and see for yourself what you like and what not.

A large number of (more touristy) bars are concentrated around the Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein, but there are plenty of other areas in Amsterdam with great nightlife! Try for example the Nieuwmarkt near the Red Light District, or De Pijp and Jordaan areas for more of the local bars. Some of the cafés and bars mentioned here are also great venues to hang out at daytime.

Beer, mostly pilsener –style, is usually served in a relatively small measure with a foaming head. Wine is reasonably priced. The Dutch spirit is ‘jenever’, Dutch gin. It’s served in a small glass, often drunk as a shot.

Brown cafe
Brown café
The Tara is a big Irish pub near Dam square is a great hangout for anyone in Amsterdam who loves the pub life. The big leather chairs are inviting, especially the ones near the fire place.
Sport bars
Sport bars
Belushi’s @ Warmoesstraat 129
Mentioned already in the food section, this sports bar with big screens everywhere is also a great place to go for drinks plus the best meeting place for tourist and...
Grand cafés
The Three sisters is a big English pub with arm chairs, old school fans but also disco lights (a weird combination). The service is not great, but if you want to chill out on the Rembrandsplein, this terrace is the best...
Local pubs
The Chocolate Bais a trendy lounge bar popular with the locals for just a beer, great cocktails and food at any time of the day. For the smokers, they have a nice terrace and blankets outside...
Open till late
Bourbon Street is a blues club famous for its warm and intimate atmosphere. This café attracts a mixture of customers of all ages and ifferent backgrounds. The love for live music is what brings people...
Studio K is a cultural hotspot managed by students, where you can have the best lunch (quality and simple are the keywords), for a very descent price. It’s a pub, club, restaurant, cinema and cultural center...