Nightlife

Top Choice Brown Cafe in Maastricht

In Den Ouden Vogelstruys

Right on a sunny Vrijthof corner, this classic brown bar features swords, medals and portraits of 1950s' patrons on the dark panelled walls. Seven draft beers include two Trappists (La Trappe Blond and Westmalle Dub…
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Brasserie La Bonbonerie

Despite toweringly high ceilings with mirrored panelling and a large central chandelier, this grand cafe isn't unduly upmarket. Outside peak mealtimes it's often relatively quiet making it an indulgent place for a r…
Craft Beer in Venlo

Cafe De Klep

Atmospheric but buzzing, Venlo's star beer-bar also harnesses summer sunshine – its tables spill out across the narrow laneway to a yard that fills spaces left by the exterior brick walls of an attractive old church…
Beer Garden in Valkenburg

't Koetshoes

Beside the river Geul at the start of Valkenburg's most attractive network of walks, this historic former castle coach house contains an ever-popular pub-cafe with a large tree-shaded garden where hearty, well-cooke…
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De Gouveneur

Sit on a perfectly located market-edge terrace and peruse the 'bible' listing 270 varieties (16 on tap) in this veritable museum of beer. Classic Belgian food is available including cones of excellent frites.
Brown Cafe in Maastricht

Café de Pieter

Small, wonderfully authentic brown bar with higgledy-piggledy art, terrace seating beside a rampart wall and tap beers including Tongerlo and Valkenburg-brewed Leeuw IPA. Somehow it crams in a stage for Wednesday op…
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Zondag

Hitting the perfect note between hipster coffee house, cosy lunch spot and in-the-know drinking hole, Zondag draws a smart youthful set day and night behind an old storefront with original tile floors.
Bar in Roermond

Nu Nautilus

You don't have to arrive by yacht to lounge at this fashion-conscious waterside bar, surveying the boats that moor directly below.
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Cafe Forum

This unpretentious local corner pub is worth investigating on Monday evenings when a jazz trio plays after 10pm, sometimes joined by student musicians later into the night.