Amsterdam is one of the most liberal metropolitans in the world, and there is a great selection of bars if you are looking for drinks. But finding bars with delightful cocktails in a pleasant setting is more challenging. We’ve listed some of our favourites in the city.

Tales & Spirit


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The critically acclaimed Tales & Spirits is situated close to the NH Collection Barbizon Palace, and appear regularly on lists of the world’s 50 best bars. Enjoy delicious cocktails in a cosy, relaxed environment with personal service. The presentation of the cocktails is playful and leaves a memory that you hardly will forget. How about a cocktail presented in an oven-shaped owl or in an antique teapot?

Pulitzer’s Bar


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Hotel Pulitzer’s glamorous bar is a must when visiting Amsterdam. This timeless hotel bar seeks to recreate classic drinks with a modern twist in an elegant environment. Order your drink at the golden bar and watch up close when the talented bartender in the white shirt and bow tie pours your classic martini.

W Lounge


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In addition to its central location right next to Dam Square, W Lounge is one of Amsterdam’s most luxurious and trendy rooftop bar. From here, you can drink fantastic cocktails while enjoying the incredible views of Amsterdam. Arrive at the sunset and experienced the city’s sharp transition from day and night up close.

The Flying Dutchman


Photo: Flying Dutchman Cocktails

This intimate cocktail bar, situated at the heart of Amsterdam, serves classic drinks created several generations ago in a wonderful environment. The bartenders are as good at sharing stories about your cocktail as they are at shaking it. Over the years, the bar has received multiple international awards and is widely considered one of Amsterdam’s premier cocktail bars.