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Top bar recommendations from locals

Café
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“The best apple pie in town – with or without whipped cream. If you're lucky (and that's most of the time), the pie is still warm from the oven. Combine your visit to Winkel 43 with a stroll on the Noordermarkt (market) on Mondays or Saturdays.”
  • 342 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Old traditinal Jenever (Dutch version of gin-like liquers) tasting room, quite an experience to visit, jest next to Dam squere. Be ready to band over (you will understand once you visit ;)”
  • 95 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Door 74 is a traditional speak easy in Amsterdam. Entrance is only possible by making a reservation on the day that you intend to visit. Once behind that door, you enter a chic looking bar.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“My favourite place in the way too overcrowded and extremely touristic red light district. Nice beers, great foor, many locals! ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great cafe in the heart of the beautiful Jordaan district. See locals relaxing with a beer, reading the newspaper or discussing the latest gossip.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Café
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“If you're looking for a place to have lunch, a bar where you can still have a conversation or wanna do some work on your laptop, this is the perfect spot!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cafe Nol, is a typical Dutch bar, where you will only find locals. Our Dutch legend singer André Hazes, use to visit this place frequently. Nice to visit but unfortunately you won't be able to sing along, since they only play dutch music!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Bar
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“Italian food, well affordable and cosy. Also a good place for board games when it rains outside”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
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“"Our terrace is comfortable and pleasant where you can take place on the Prinsen as well as on the Brouwersgracht! The benches we put around our building during the Amsterdam terrace season will be provided with large soft pillows on the beautiful days so that everyone can enjoy the view in comfort. There are also pillows on the roof above the kitchen. From this wonderful hangout is the crossroads, the canal, the street as well as the bar to oversee !!!! During Queen's Day and the Gay Parade you have the best view of the canal and the boats on this corner".”
  • 62 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of the best spots in town. Hit this place up on a Thursday night until the early hours for their Super Social Nights. Can be found on Leidseplein, the nightlife centre of the city!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our favorite local brown bar - historic! We have a book about them in the bedroom ☺️”
  • 67 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“One of the best bars in town and one of the world 50 best cocktail bars. A must visit when in Amsterdam”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Come over and enjoy this authentic Amsterdam bar/restaurant/café. It has a nice easy going atmosphere and always have some good options on the daily menu”
  • 46 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Nice restaurant and bar/lounge for dinner and a night out. It is not cheap!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
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“Traditional Dutch bar with local beers and Dutch gin (jenever). Don’t feel underdressed, only the waiters all wear a tie. The local customers dress casually. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Night Club
“Amsterdam’s biggest, brightest and newest super-club is a household name and a feast for all the senses.”
  • 31 locals recommend