This bar is pretty much as close to “Typical Netherlands” as it could get, in a very good way. Not only the fact that this bar is actually inside a windmill makes it so popular, but the number one reason is probably its countless varieties of brewed beer. Since it is actually closer to a brewery then a bar, thus closing already at 8 pm, it needs to be the first stop for your night out.

Find it: Funenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands


This hip and characteristic haven is where you have to be during hot summer nights. It gives you the perfect chance to blend in with the locals, who come here with their friends for a chilled out after work to enjoy the last rays of sun for the day and watching the boats float by. It is also a popular place for watching football games or listening to some live music.

Find it: Dijksgracht 4, 1019 BS Amsterdam, Netherlands


Beers, live music, delicious meals and a sun bathing terrace on a ship! This is something you surely need to check out if you love lazy, relaxing afternoons in the sun. Plus, this boat on the canal offers you a 360 view around Oosterdok.

Oosterdokskade 10, 1011 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands


Make your way here for some classy pre party cocktails and cold beers before you head out to the clubs of Leidesplein. Café Lux with its bohemian and chic vibe, tasty drinks and laid back music will definitely set the mood for your endless nights in Amsterdam.

Marnixstraat 403, 1017 PJ Amsterdam, Netherlands


One of the most well-known bars in Amsterdam, and it is situated in the Dam Square area, abundant of tourist traps, however Café Belgique has created an excellent environment that feels genuine and credible. This unpretentious, small bar serves 8 draft beers and more than 30 bottled beers, and provides you with chilled out live music – what could be a more perfect place to spend a night out in Amsterdam?

Find it: Gravenstraat 2, 1012 NM Amsterdam, Netherlands


For the beer lover! This small establishment serves over 100 different beers from Dutch Breweries! Located near the Anne Frank House this hole in the wall local bar is a perfect stop on your quest to learn and try all different type of beers the Dutch have to offer!

Address: Herengracht 90, 1015 BS Amsterdam, Netherlands