Top choice bar in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

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 better places for a beer or cocktail than this slice of urban cool. On weekend nights, it morphs into a fresh-beat dance club.

Feeling wild? Sneak up to the roof for a dip in one of the hot tubs.

The Wibautstraat metro stop is a stone's throw away; follow signs saying 'Gijsbrecht van Aemstelstraat' as you exit the station.