The Top Cocktail Bars to Hit While in Amsterdam

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There are lots of things to see and do in Amsterdam, but if you are growing tired of seeing sights and visiting places, perhaps chilling out with a few light spirits might be your thing. Following are some of the best cocktail bars to check out when on one of your Amsterdam tours.

Tales & Spirits

On the list of World’s 50 best bars, Tales & Spirits holds the highest rank among Dutch bars. This place is famous for its unique cocktails made by the best bartenders around, and for its warm setting. The setting and decorations on the inside are designed to make you feel at home even when you are not, and the place is situated within a building, which dates back to 1550.

Pulitzer’s Bar

Recently renovated and opened up for business, Pulitzer Hotel mixes a touch of history with a classic-looking hotel bar, which serves great cocktails. The drinks are a welcome change when you come in after cycling the streets. This is where the world famous Andrew Nicholls invented the Pineapple Old Fashioned.


This is a speakeasy-style bar located in the Chinese section of Amsterdam. This place mixes the old-fashioned hospitality, which Amsterdam is famous for, with the benefits of a top-notch cocktail bar. Porem has friendly, veteran bartenders making out the best in creative cocktails for customers. They also have restaurant Geisha serving Asian bar food.

Door 74

Another speakeasy cocktail bar, Door 74 has all markings of an intimate bar including a dark, stylish interior, and a roster of prohibition-style cocktails mixed with rare spirits. These are made out by some of the best bartenders, you will chance to meet.


This restaurant has a cellar cocktail bar, with a stretched back bar covered with shiny bottles. There is also the giant ice block you will not miss, as well as experienced bartenders. Recently revamped into a tropical tiki bar, it is rumored to the serve tiki drinks round the year.

Vesper Bar

A modern classic bar in the Jordaan area, it offers a cozy and stylish atmosphere and some of the best drinks you will get in the city. The establishment is big on trusting the bartender to get you the right drink according to your mood and thirst.