Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Nijmegen

Demain

Seemingly famed far and wide for its expertly shaken craft cocktails, Demain (French for 'tomorrow') is a fantastic spot to begin or end an evening out. It has a buzzing pavement terrace on Nijmegen's oldest shoppin…
Top Choice Bar in Zwolle

Stads Strand Zwolle

Two huge potted palm trees herald the entrance to this pop-up beach bar, inside an industrial container by the canal. Striped deckchairs lounge on golden sand by the water's edge and there's baby-blue and soft-grey …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Zwolle

Dogtails

'Fancy hotdogs and original cocktails' is the driver of this uber-hip bar and eatery on fashionable Gasthuisplein. Craft cocktails (€7.50 to €10) are listed by pre-drooglegging (prohibition), post-drooglegging and d…
Top Choice Bar in Arnhem

't Taphuys

Make a beeline for this huge, up-to-the-minute beer bar with 100 different beers and 80 wines on tap in the former post office, a magnificent red-brick building on Arnhem's buzziest old-town square. Buy a tap card (…
Bar in Deventer

De Hip

Cafe, bar, cultural centre, concert venue, theatre, exhibition space and hip shop rolled into one, De Hip is Deventer's after-dark hot spot. Its canteen cooks up a daily cheap-eat dish (€12.50); its late-night, alte…
Craft Beer in Nijmegen

Brouwerij De Hemel

This tiny craft brewery can do no wrong: its location in the basement of the historic Commanderie van St Jan lends it bags of vintage vibe, and its weekend tastings are informative and accompanied by a brewery tour.…
Cafe in Nijmegen

Down Town

Duck behind the weigh-house on Grote Markt to uncover this hipster coffee shop, at home in a picture-postcard townhouse with pretty olive-green facade and wicker bistro chairs lined up on its buzzing pavement terrac…
Coffee in Zwolle

Espressobar Maling

Be it a cortado, mug of filter coffee, macchiato or creamy flat white, this pocket-sized espresso bar is the spot in Zwolle for specialist coffee. The baristas clearly know their stuff, working mainly with carefully…
Brown Cafe in Deventer

De Heks

At least 25 brews are on tap and another 100-odd in bottles at this veteran bierencafé (beer bar) where a jolly mix of students and well-worn regulars rub shoulders at the bar or, in warm weather, on the picturesque…
Brown Cafe in Nijmegen

Café In De Blauwe Hand

Occupying a corner of the Grote Markt is this inviting spot, as evidenced by its motto: 'A frosty mug of rich beer gives you warmth, joy and sweet pleasure.' One of the city's most historic cafes, it derives its nam…