Best Pubs and Bars in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has long been one of the most complete tourist destinations in Europe. While mostly known for tolerance and excellent social attractions, the city is also full of excellent museums that display its fascinating history and world-famous art scene, while the elegant canals and gorgeous old-fashioned architecture make almost every square inch of it display gorgeous views.

Needless to say, as a place that is known for its active social life, pubs and bars of excellent quality can be found in abundance. Before looking at some of the best choices, let’s first answer a common question that we see from those planning to visit Amsterdam.


Once I arrive at the airport, what is the best way of reaching my place of accommodation?

Most of the time, the arrival will have in a state of exhaustion and stress. Choosing to use public transportation in that state would be far from an ideal choice, as you will also have to carry the luggage around you and try to find the right routes in a city that you don’t know. The trip itself will not be as comfortable, or as fast as it could be.

Luckily, Amsterdam airport taxi services come with excellent conditions that address all these drawbacks. You will be able to benefit from superior speed and comfort at prices that make the whole experience a bargain. All the stress related to your trip to the hotel room will be relieved, as professionals will take care of all the aspects for you, leaving you in a better mood to start your sight-seeing. Once you are ready to explore the social opportunities of the city, here are some of the best pubs and bars to visit.


  1. Proeflokaal Arendsnest

The name may be hard to pronounce, but write it down as it should definitely be one of the first choices on your list. The impressive variety of local drinks, lead by more than 100 brands of bottled beer is sure to satisfy any taste. If you want something different, you will have 40 gins, 15 types of liqueur and five types of whiskey to choose from.

Foreign drinks are nice, but only the best Dutch beers will make you truly feel that you are in Amsterdam and this bar is difficult to beat in that department.

Proeflokaal Arendsnest

  1. In De Wildeman

Coming with a selection of more than 250 beers, this is an excellent choice for those appreciating varieties from all over the world. While the bar focuses mostly on Dutch and Belgian products, you can also find beers from the UK, USA and Germany. The simple, yet inviting look of the place will make you feel right at home as you browse through the menu until you find the perfect drink for you. Those that are undecided can always ask for recommendations from the staff, as they are keen to help you discover new favorite brands.

In De Wildeman

  1. Whiskycafe L&B

Whether you are  a novice or whiskey connoisseur, this bar is one of the best in the city for a refined drink. More than 1500 bottles divided in hundreds of brands from all over the world await to satisfy any taste and budget in an extremely classy interior. The staff is always willing to guide you through the extensive menus, while various excellent snacks such as smoked  sausages or warm bread with krauter butter come to complete the high-quality experience given by the bar. Wine and beer are also available.

Whiskycafe L&B