Nightlife

Top Choice Distillery in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Distilleerderij 't Nieuwe Diep

Appearing out of the woods like a Hansel and Gretel cottage, the quaint architecture and rural setting of this old pumping station is enchanting and feels like you've escaped to a magical countryside retreat, though…
Top Choice Bar in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Canvas

Zoom up to the Volkshotel's 7th floor (located in the former Volkskrant newspaper office) for the hotel bar (open to nonguests) with one of the best views in town. A creative-folk and hipster magnet, there are few b…
Top Choice Brown Cafe in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

De Ysbreeker

This historic but updated bruin café first opened its doors in 1702, and is named after an icebreaker that used to dock in front to break the ice on the river during the winter months (stained-glass windows illustra…
Bar in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Bar Bukowski

Exuding bohemian cool in an emulation of its namesake, barfly writer Charles Bukowski, this cafe is a fine spot to linger under a cascade of greenery outside on sunny days, or in the art-deco interior when it's time…
Coffee in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

4850

From your morning caffeine fix to evening tipple, minimalist 4850 boasts a menu of tasty coffee options and an impressive selection of wines displayed across the rear wall. The light interior plays host to industria…
Beer Garden in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

De Biertuin

With a covered terrace, 'the beer garden' (with heaters for chillier weather) attracts a young and beautiful crowd of locals for the lengthy beer list (around 12 on tap and 50 more Dutch and Belgian varieties in the…
Bar in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Bar Basquiat

Cool neighbourhood bar with outside tables and a lively buzz on ever livelier Javastraat, serving up local beers and cocktails, as well as excellent Vietnamese street food.
Bar in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Spargo

Spargo has a buzzy little covered terrace, with heaters for cold weather, conveniently close to Oosterpark and the Tropenmuseum. It pours several local Dutch brews, including Brouwerij 't IJ (the windmill brewery a …
Coffee in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Coffee Bru

Lots of light, tick; excellent coffee, tick; mismatched chairs, tick; scrubbed-wood tables, tick: all the requisites for a popular neighbourhood hang-out, including freshly made sandwiches, plus a tempting selection…