Drinking & Nightlife

  • Mr Mofongo Drinks for every taste, mood and hour in hipster Groningen.
  • Suicide Club rooftop cocktail bar popular with Rotterdam's A-listers.
  • DeDakkas Rooftop bar atop a multistorey car park in Haarlem.
  • Sunset Sizzling beach bar on the sand on island-escape Ameland.
  • Dogtails Fancy hot dogs and craft cocktails in sea-faring Zwolle.

Brown Cafes

  • 't Smalle Dock your boat at this locally loved bruin café, one of Amsterdam's most charming.
  • De Oude Jan Delft student bar with cosy timbered interior and outdoor seating.
  • Olivier Church-turned-Utrecht beer paradise.
  • In Den Ouden Vogelstruys Panel-walled perfection in one of Maastricht's oldest buildings.
  • De Heks Veteran bierencafé on Deventer's ancient market square.
  • Café In De Blauwe Hand Buzzing, 17th-century time warp in Nijmegen.

Beer Bars

  • Brouwerij De Prael Socially minded, Amsterdam brewery making strong organic beers.
  • De Gouveneur Pick from 270-odd beers in Maastricht's favourite beer bar.
  • Stadsbrouwerij De Pelgrim Historic Rotterdam brewery bar with a stunning Belgian-style Mayflower Tripel.
  • Kafé België Archetypal, suitably unkempt, sometimes merrily raucous beer-drinker’s den in Utrecht.
  • Beer & Barrels Hip, family friendly place with bags of beers in a 1930s Breda brewery.
  • De Pintelier Cosy Belgian bar with 1920s vibe and encyclopaedic beer list in student-busy Groningen.

Speciality Coffee

  • Lot Sixty One Amsterdam's top roastery sources beans from ecofriendly farms.
  • Man Met Bril Rotterdam's first artisan roastery, beneath a railway viaduct near Centraal Station.
  • Village The hot spot in Utrecht for freshly roasted beans, live music and a cool vibe.
  • Monks Coffee Roasters The phenomenal house blend (and superb brunch) ranks among Amsterdam's best.
  • Parqiet Delicious coffee and food in the garden of a Rotterdam coach house.