Nightlife

Top Choice Brown Cafe in Western Canal Ring

't Arendsnest

This gorgeous restyled bruin café, with its glowing copper jenever (Dutch gin) boilers behind the bar, only serves Dutch beer – but with over 100 varieties (many from small breweries), including 52 rotating on tap, …
Coffee in Western Canal Ring

Koffiehuis De Hoek

This koffiehuis (espresso bar; not to be confused with a coffeeshop selling cannabis) is one of the best places in the city to get an old-fashioned coffee-house experience in Amsterdam. Come for a coffee and a slice…
Coffeeshop in Western Canal Ring

Barney's

Decades ago, Barney's became famous for its bargain all-day breakfasts, along with marijuana. In recent years the weed has vastly improved, but breakfasts are now across the street in the smoke-friendly, somewhat-sl…
Bar in Western Canal Ring

Café Het Molenpad

By day, this updated brown cafe is full of people catching the afternoon sun on the terrace. By night the atmosphere turns quietly romantic, with low lamps and candlelight illuminating little tables beneath pressed-…
Bar in Western Canal Ring

Café Tabac

Is Café Tabac a bruin café, a designer bar, a fantastic place for Indonesian dishes or simply an idyllic place to while away a few blissful hours at the intersection of two of Amsterdam's most stunning canals? The r…
Wine Bar in Western Canal Ring

Vyne

With blond timber floors, walls and ceiling, the slickest wine bar in town looks like a stylish sauna (wine bottles notwithstanding). Over 70 wines are available by the glass; knowledgeable staff guide you in the ri…
Brown Cafe in Western Canal Ring

Café de Vergulde Gaper

Decorated with old chemists' bottles and vintage posters, this former pharmacy has a canal-side terrace with afternoon sun and occasional live jazz. It's popular with locals, especially for after-work drinks. The na…
Coffeeshop in Western Canal Ring

Siberië

Popular among locals, Siberië has offerings beyond marijuana – its owners regularly schedule cultural events such as art exhibits, poetry slams, acoustic concerts, DJ nights and even horoscope readings. It's one of …
Coffeeshop in Western Canal Ring

Greenhouse

Yes, that stretch of the floor is glass and there really are koi swimming underfoot in this contemporary coffeeshop lounge. Once you tire of the fish, peer into the microscope to see THC crystals or contemplate one …
Brown Cafe in Western Canal Ring

De Doffer

Writers, students and artists frequent this popular brown cafe for affordable food and good conversation. The dining room, with its old Heineken posters, large wooden tables and, occasionally, fresh flowers, is part…