Nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in De Pijp

Brouwerij Troost

Watch beer being brewed in copper vats behind a glass wall at this outstanding craft brewery. Its dozen beers include a summery blonde, a smoked porter, a strong tripel and a deep-red Imperial IPA; it also distils c…
Top Choice Craft Beer in De Pijp

Helst

At this bare-brick space, the 30 taps feature a rotating range of obscure brews such as New Zealand Yeastie Boys, Austrian Bevog, Spanish Naparbier and Amsterdam-brewed Two Chefs, alongside 45 bottled varieties. It'…
Cocktail Bar in De Pijp

Twenty Third Bar

High up in the skyscraping Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Twenty Third Bar has sweeping views to the west and south, a stunning bar-snack menu prepared in the adjacent twin-Michelin-starred kitchen of Ciel Bleu (dishes €9 t…
Bar in De Pijp

Café Ruis

Opening to one of the liveliest terraces on plane-tree-shaded square Van der Helstplein, Café Ruis has a lounge-room-like interior with mismatched furniture, board games and a resident dog, Moe. Craft beers on tap i…
Bar in De Pijp

Boca's

Boca's (inspired by the Italian word for 'mouth') is the ultimate spot for borrel (drinks). Mezzanine seating overlooks the cushion-strewn interior, but in summer the best seats are on the terrace facing leafy Sarph…
Juice Bar in De Pijp

Blendbar

Alongside freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, this hole-in-the-wall place on busy Ferdinand Bolstraat has protein shakes such as banana, whey, chocolate and oats, or espresso, cocoa fibre and raw cocoa. Yoghurt (…
Brown Cafe in De Pijp

Café Sarphaat

Grab an outdoor table along Sarphatipark, order a frothy beer and see if you don't feel like a local. This is one of the neighbourhood's most genial spots, with a lovely old bar that makes sipping a jenever (Dutch g…
Bar in De Pijp

Barça

One of the hottest hang-outs in the 'hood, this 'Barcelona in Amsterdam'–themed bar is the heartbeat of Marie Heinekenplein. Tapas and Catalan mains are served alongside an extensive choice of Spanish wines and spar…
Wine Bar in De Pijp

Glouglou

Natural, all-organic, additive-free wines are the stock-in-trade of this convivial neighbourhood wine bar in a rustic stained-glass-framed shop, where the party often spills out into the street. More than 40 well-pr…
Bar in De Pijp

Chocolate Bar

Chocolate isn't the draw here – it's the cool vibe, retro '60s/'70s interior and Euro soundtrack. The candlelit bar makes it feel like a night out even at noon. On chilly days, curl up with a woolly blanket on the p…