‘Wanna grab a drink after work?’ You’re colleague asks you. ‘Sure, love it, let’s go? Where?’ Eh…
No more stress on where to go after work peeps. The list is here. These are the best places for after work drinks in Amsterdam!
Let’s start with the best side Just kidding but the Westside seriously has some of the best after work spots at the moment. Our favorites are by far:
- Kevin Bacon
Named after the badass Hollywood actor this hotel bar near The (food)Hallen serves great cocktails and offers outside seating. www.hotelnothotel.com/kevin-bacon
- Staal (across from the world fashion center)
Recently opened under a new name and owner, this place is perfect for everybody that works in or around the World Fashion Center in Amsterdam. During the day you can drink coffee, eat lunch but at night you can enjoy a dinner with good tunes with a DJ on Fridays. Good news: they will open their terras soon! www.staal.bar
- Mossel & Gin
It’s not new but it’s still great for Gin & Tonics with a good bite. Situated next to the Westerpark, you can enjoy hip hop tunes and their large garden during spring and summer. www.mosselengin.nl
- Floor 17
Part of the Ramada Apollo Hotel, you can enjoy the awesome views of Amsterdam whilst sipping on a cocktail. Their rooftop bar is great during spring and summer!
This is the party center and this can be a bit touristy sometimes so we’ve picked a few where you will find a lot of locals too!
- De Bierfabriek
It’s called the beer factory and not without reason! They brew their own beer and serve some great food too! Great in and outside. www.bierfabriek.com
- Art Deli
When art and drinks come together! Read our review here. www.art-deli.com
- Mr. Porter at the W Hotel
Great for impressing your colleagues from work! The best view of central Amsterdam and a rooftop swimming pool. Yeah we like it.
Read our review here.
- De Waterkant
They came and concurred last year and this summer they will be back just as hard! Overlooking the Amsterdam canals, this is the place to be if you like a laid back
atmosphere, beers and wine. www.waterkantamsterdam.nl
- Vesper Bar
Don’t go here for beers but check out the cocktails. In 2012 they were voted the best cocktail bar in Amsterdam! They have a capacity for about 40 people so don’t bring the whole office! It’s great for catching up while sipping on your favorite cocktail. www.vesperbar.nl
We have 2 different kinds of south in our hometown. The high end (the sometimes snobby) side and the hip & trendy side! We prefer the hip & trendy and therefore we’ve selected these after works drinks:
Loving this place! Just opened, this spot is a healthy snackbar with cocktails to die for! Open until 3am, it’s perrrrfect for dinner and after work drinks.
Read our review here.
- Vondelpark 3
It’s officially south but I would call it more central because it’s in the famous Vondelpark. Last summer they re-opened after a renovating break and changed their name. The food and drinks are great but the view is even better. The ultimate people watching spot! www.vondelpark3.nl
- De Vondeltuin (Vondelgarden)
You will find all sorts of people here. Single parents, couples with children, friends and colleagues. They all come here when the sun is out. www.devondeltuin.nl
The Eastside is booming and new joints are opening by the month. What’s good? Well, these:
This hotel has 3 area’s you can choose from; The workplace (for coffee, meetings and laptops), the rooftop called Canvas and Doka (in the basement) for late night drinks. This means you can spend all day here!
- Bar Bukowski
If you’re an expat, this is where you will find the locals. A no nonsense place to drink coffee, eat lunch or dinner and have drinks. It’s not central but it’s great and you can hire the place if you ever want to throw an office party. www.barbukowski.nl
- De Vergulde Eenhoorn
You need to know where to find this place but once you have, you won’t leave for a couple of ours, especially when the sun shines. They are planning a beer fest this summer so grab your co-workers and enjoy their massive outside terras! www.verguldeneenhoorn.nl
- Hanneke’s Boom
I used to live in a boat just around the corner and moved just before this cool summer joint opened. I say summer joint because it’s best during these months. Near the central station (walking distance) but overlooking the water and so so good for after work drinks. www.hannekesboom.nl
You may think this part of Amsterdam is too industrial for after work drinks but you’re so so wrong. People come from all parts of the city to visit these cool after work spots!
Last year is was difficult to find a place to sit and we expect this year to be no different. They are always expanding so don’t let that fact hold you back! Put your toes in the sand and experience the holiday feeling you normally get on the beach. www.pllek.nl
- Cafe Ceuvel
It’s one of the most sustainable urban places in Europe and a great place to meet up with friends after work. There is a divers musical program and healthy organic food options. Go in spring and summer for the best experience. www.deceuvel.nl
- Sir Adam in the A’DAM Toren
Get ready for the coolest place to be this summer. After a long wait, the old shell tower (next to the Eye Amsterdam) will open and with it some cool brands, businesses and the Sir Adam hotel will move here including a beer garden and cocktail bar. Keep you posted on this one! www.adamtoren.nl
Plenty places to choose from I would say!
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