Kick back and relax at one of Amsterdam’s many bars. The city is full of places to order a refreshing drink and catch up with friends. Perhaps you feel like playing chess, darts or pool; several bars offer games and entertainment. With so many options, though, it can be difficult to decide where to spend the evening. After searching long and hard, 10Best has put together a list of the best of the best to help make your decision easier.
Hannekes Boom is perfect in the summer. The café has an enormous terrace, with plenty of space to relax along the waterfront. If you love to play games with family or friends, Café de Laurierboom offers chess matches, bridge games and darts, while the Sound Garden provides pool and foosball tables. For an incredible view of the city, make sure to try the Sky Lounge at Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station or the 23rd floor of the Okura Hotel. Vesper and NJOY are well known for their amazing cocktails, while Kamer 401 and De Nieuwe Anita are extremely hip and trendy. t’Smalle and De Spuyt just provide a relaxing ambiance. In de Wildeman offers 18 beers on tap, and Wynand Fockink is a great place to try local spirits and liqueurs. Wine lovers should visit Vyne, one of Amsterdam’s wine bars, and whisky connoisseurs will want to head to L&B. Whatever you feel like doing, Amsterdam provides the right atmosphere for a great night.