Distilleerderij 't Nieuwe Diep

Top choice distillery

in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Appearing out of the woods like a Hansel and Gretel cottage, the quaint architecture and rural setting of this old pumping station are enchanting and it feels like you've escaped to a magical countryside retreat, though it's just leafy Flevopark. The little distillery makes around 100 small-batch jenevers (Dutch gin), herbal bitters, liqueurs and fruit distillates from organic ingredients according to age-old Dutch recipes.

The outdoor terrace is on a little lake next to an orchard. To get here by public transport, walk east from the tram stop; it's about a 10-minute walk into the park. Cash only.