Explore our collection of the best, most unique, and unusual bars and pubs in Amsterdam city center and beyond

Amsterdam is packed with unusual bars. We have worked hard over the years, sinking a horrendous amount of drinks, to find the best and most unique bars in Amsterdam city center and beyond. Explore our personal favourites.

- Mat & Elli


You don’t have to leave the city to enjoy beachy vibes or have an outdoors fireplace, just come to Pllek


Studio/K is a unique and multi-functional venue that serves as an arthouse cinema, a music club, an art gallery, and a bar/restaurant

Bar Botanique

Immerse yourself in a tropical jungle hidden in the east of Amsterdam


Cosy and artistic, Noorderlicht cafe is placed in a big greenhouse space filled with plants and beautiful decor

Xtracold Icebar

Prepare to be amazed as you sip on your favourite drinks from an ice cup

Café Brecht

Grab a drink in a cosy vintage style living room bar with delicious German beers

Hannekes Boom

Unique and festive bar on the dockside with a huge terrace

Brouwerij 't IJ

Brouwerij 't IJ - unique craft beer microbrewery located next to the famous De Gooijer windmill in Amsterdam

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

Lively Irish tavern offering a vast whiskey selection and delicious bar snacks

Bar Basquiat

Enjoy the laid-back, cosy atmosphere inspired by the famous artist Basquiat

Hill Street Blues

The living room of Amsterdam, hip and trendy bar with covered in graffiti

Wynand Fockink - Liquor tasting

If you don’t know what Jenever is you must go and try it! This drink is the pride and glory of the Dutch

Bar Jones

Cosy bar hidden in the heart of Amsterdam

Skate Cafe

Trendy bar with great food and dancing parties in the weekends


Tucked away in happening Leidseplein, Waterhole is a perfect stop off for live music fans, pool players & beer drinkers alike

Chateau Amsterdam

Cosy industrial winery serving locally made Amsterdam wine


Vast selection of food and drinks from various vendors all under one roof

Meneer Nieges

Cosy restaurant with a vintage twist overlooking the water


LAB111 is a unique cultural venue that combines an art-house cinema with a café-bar and creative space!

Bar Bukowski

Funky urban bar with great cocktail selection and beautiful terrace

De Cuevel

Peaceful and unique, Ceuvel is the perfect choice for relaxing lunch or drinks with friends

Nieuwe Diep Distillery

A beautiful hidden cafe in Amsterdam's Flevopark with a terrace by the pond.

Café de Sluyswacht

Enjoy your drink in a historical Amsterdam house that's on a tilt!


If you are searching for something more than just a bar this is the perfect place

TonTon Club

Arcade fun and superb Japanese food located right in the heart of one of Amsterdam's most scenic parks

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