Best after-work drinks in Amsterdam


‘Wanna grab a drink after work?’ Your colleague asks you. ‘Sure, love it, let’s go!’ But where? Here’s a list of 20 places for after-work drinks in Amsterdam – divided into areas.

After work drinks in Amsterdam

Best Places for drinks in Amsterdam West

Kevin Bacon, Witte de Withstraat 38

Named after the badass Hollywood actor this hotel bar near The (food)Hallen serves great cocktails and offers outside seating. We’ve also included this as one of Amsterdam’s Coolest Hotel Stays

Mossel & Gin, Gosschalklaan 12

It’s not new but it’s still great for Gin & Tonics with a good bite. Situated next to the Westerpark, you can enjoy hip-hop tunes and their large garden during spring and summer. 

Floor 17, Staalmeesterslaan 410

Part of the Ramada Apollo Hotel, you can enjoy the awesome views of Amsterdam whilst sipping on a cocktail. Their rooftop bar is great during spring and summer!

best after work drinks Amsterdam

After Work Drink in Central Amsterdam

Secret Garden, Reguliersdwarsstr

By far, the hottest cocktail bar in Amsterdam right now. As soon as you enter, you find yourself in a dreamy-like location where you can also order Asian-fusion bites and sushi.

De Bierfabriek, Nes 67

It’s called the beer factory and not without reason! They brew their own beer and serve some great food too! Great in and outside.

Duke of Tokyo, Reguliersdwarsstraat 37

Come here for drinks and Karaoke! Like this kind of stuff, check out the Best Karaoke Bars in Amsterdam!

Mr. Porter at the W Hotel, Spuistraat 175

Great for impressing your colleagues from work! The best view of central Amsterdam and a rooftop swimming pool. Yeah we like it. Read our review here.

De Waterkant, Marnixstraat 246

They came and concurred last year and this summer they will be back just as hard! Overlooking the Amsterdam canals, this is the place to be if you like a laid back atmosphere, beers and wine.

Vesper Bar, Vinkenstraat 57

Don’t go here for beers but check out the cocktails. In 2012 they were voted the best cocktail bar in Amsterdam! They have a capacity for about 40 people so don’t bring the whole office! It’s great for catching up while sipping on your favorite cocktail. 

Amsterdam South

Labirynth Amsterdam, Amstelveenseweg 53

The best, or one of the best cocktails bars in Amsterdam. Celebrate, share food, and stay late.

Telavivo in The Lemonman at NENI

Only on Thursdays, the Telavivo (which is brand new) consists of five eastern Mediterranean appetizers with a (non-alcoholic) cocktail (€15.00) or glass of wine (€12.50). Think homemade hummus, labneh and falafel with a fresh Lemonman cocktail with gin, orgeade, lemon & grapefruit rosemary tonic. But there is also plenty of good wine to choose from. Nice music completes this vibrant Thursday afternoon in Amsterdam South.

Neni, Best after work drinks

Vondelpark 3

It’s officially south but I would call it more central because it’s in the famous Vondelpark. Last summer they re-opened after a renovating break and changed their name. The food and drinks are great but the view is even better. The ultimate people watching spot!

De Vondeltuin, Vondelpark

You will find all sorts of people here. Single parents, couples with children, friends and colleagues. They all come here when the sun is out.

Best drink spots in Amsterdam East

Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150

This hotel has 3 area’s you can choose from; The workplace (for coffee, meetings and laptops), the rooftop called Canvas and Doka (in the basement) for late night drinks. This means you can spend all day here!

Bar Bukowski, Oosterpark 10

If you’re an expat, this is where you will find the locals. A no nonsense place to drink coffee, eat lunch or dinner and have drinks. It’s not central but it’s great and you can hire the place if you ever want to throw an office party. 

De Vergulde Eenhoorn, Ringdijk 58

You need to know where to find this place but once you have, you won’t leave for a couple of ours, especially when the sun shines. They are planning a beer fest this summer so grab your co-workers and enjoy their massive outside terras! 

Hanneke’s Boom, Dijksgracht 4

I used to live in a boat just around the corner and moved just before this cool summer joint opened. I say summer joint because it’s best during these months. Near the central station (walking distance) but overlooking the water and so so good for after work drinks. 

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Bukowski, Hanneke’s Boom and Cocktail at Vesper

Best After Work Drinks in Amsterdam North

Pllek, T.T. Neveritaweg 59

Last year is was difficult to find a place to sit and we expect this year to be no different. They are always expanding so don’t let that fact hold you back! Put your toes in the sand and experience the holiday feeling you normally get on the beach.

Cafe Ceuvel, Korte Papaverweg 4

It’s one of the most sustainable urban places in Europe and a great place to meet up with friends after work. There is a divers musical program and healthy organic food options. Go in spring and summer for the best experience.

Sir Adam in the A’DAM Toren

Get ready for the coolest place to be this summer. After a long wait, the old shell tower (next to the Eye Amsterdam) will open and with it some cool brands, businesses and the Sir Adam hotel will move here including a beer garden and cocktail bar. Keep you posted on this one!

Adam Tower Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Toren will be the hottest ticket in town this summer

All in all, plenty of places for after work drink in Amsterdam!

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  • Jessica
    Posted at 18:58h, 21 March Reply

    What about Roest? It’s one of my favorites in summer.

    • Wander-lust
      Posted at 11:52h, 22 March Reply

      Roest is lovely! But I didn’t feel it is one one the best places to go for after work drinks.

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