Nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in Vondelpark & the South

Lot Sixty One

Look downstairs to the open cellar to see (and better still, smell) fresh coffee beans being roasted at this streetwise spot. Beans are sourced from individual ecofriendly farms; varieties include chocolate-orange F…
Top Choice Bar in Vondelpark & the South

Edel

Edel on Het Sieraard’s waterfront has lots of waterside seating as it's at the sweet spot where two canals cross. Inside and out it's filled with creative types who work in the local buildings. With hipster staff an…
Brown Cafe in Vondelpark & the South

Dutch Drafts

Craft-beer fans are spoilt for choice, with no fewer than 40 different beers on tap and a further 100 by the bottle. There are daily draught offerings, such as Belgian 3 Floyds' Lips of Faith, American Coronado's St…
Cafe in Vondelpark & the South

Het Groot Melkhuis

This rambling Swiss-chalet-style timber house has a gingerbread look about it, at the edge of the Vondelpark forest. It's a regular cafe with coffees, beers, wine and light snacks. It's the go-to hang-out for famili…
Bar in Vondelpark & the South

BarBrå

Brå means 'good' in Swedish and Norwegian, and this intimate hang-out lives up to its name. The mismatched, recycled furniture and industrial light fittings makes it feel more like a party in someone's apartment, wi…
Cocktail Bar in Vondelpark & the South

Tunes Bar

A small but exceedingly sleek bar inside the stunning Conservatorium Hotel, this has a long transparent bar and wow-factor flower displays to admire while you sample one of its speciality G&Ts, such as a Gin Mar…
Brown Cafe in Vondelpark & the South

Welling

Tucked away behind the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall), this wood-panelled lovely is a relaxed spot to sip a frothy, cold biertje (glass of beer) and mingle with intellectuals and artists. Don't be surprised if the caf…
Brown Cafe in Vondelpark & the South

Café Bédier

Café Bédier is a post-work favourite with a terrace out the front that is often so crowded on a summer evening that it looks like a street party in full swing. Inside it also gets rammed; the leather-upholstered wal…
Bar in Vondelpark & the South

Golden Brown Bar

This perennially hip, two-level bar with painted brickwork and cool colour palette attracts a young professional crowd that spills out onto the pavement. In winter, the cream-and-brown interior with its mod woodwork…
Brewery in Vondelpark & the South

Butcher's Tears

In-the-know hop heads like to go straight to the source of cult brewsters Butcher's Tears. The brewery's artsy taproom is tucked down an industrial alley, and offers myriad esoteric bottled beers, as well as six bre…