Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Centrum

Aloha

Sustainable, innovative and funky as anything, this bar-cafe in the former Tropicana baths has a large terrace boasting views across the Nieuwe Maas river. Operated by Blue City collective, a group of environmental …
Top Choice Brewery in Noord

Eurotrash United

This excellent brewery is the brainchild of Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam, the artists responsible for the enormous Cornucopia work on the inside of the Markthal. Fictional characters Kaiser Kuttlipp and Snorella ador…
Top Choice Coffee in Noord

Man Met Bril

Rotterdam's first artisan coffee roastery (there are now 12), Man Met Bril sources direct-trade, 90% organic beans from across the globe and then roasts them in this hip space under a railway viaduct north of Centra…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Centrum

Verward

Beer is a more common tipple than wine in Rotterdam, so many bars here have less-than-stellar selections of wine by the glass or bottle. That's not the case at this friendly wine bar, where sommelier Ward De Zeeuw p…
Top Choice Bar in Centrum

Bokaal

In a bokaal (trophy) location at the heart of the enclave around pedestrian Nieuwmarkt and Pannekoekstraat, Bokaal has an indoor bar and a huge all-day sun terrace that heaves with people on summer nights. Beer (cra…
Top Choice Cafe in Leiden

Borgman & Borman

The Giesen roaster in the window signals that this hip cafe is serious about its coffee, and once you've ordered you'll find that the baristas deliver on this promise. There's also a small menu of breakfast dishes, …
Top Choice Cafe in Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee

The owners and staff at this cafe are passionate cyclists, and operate a workshop at the rear where they repair racing bikes in between serving excellent coffee and cake to a host of regulars. Sit in the rear garden…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Westen

Suicide Club

Situated on the top floor of the iconic and monolithic Groothandelsgebouw building, this rooftop bar is where the beau monde comes to mingle. Expect cushioned cabanas, cutting-edge DJs (Friday and Sarurday) and can’…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Centrum

Biergarten

A sun-bleached labyrinth of wooden tables, brightly painted stairs, exotic foliage and low-slung festoon lighting, the Biergarten throngs with thirsty locals enjoying ice-cold pilsner, homemade lemonade and a tempti…
Bar in Leiden

Waag

Leiden's historic waag (weigh station) is now home to one of the town's most popular eating and drinking spots, a bustling place attracting locals of every age. In the morning, canalside tables and the rear conserva…