Amsterdam cafés and nightclubs
ABOVE: One of many cafés around Rembrandtplein.
INSET BELOW: A krul or public urinal in Amsterdam.
Cafés and coffeeshops
Juices, milkshakes, 30 kinds of tea, homemade soup, and light meals make this coffeeshop a
good bet for the chamomile-and-ginseng crowd.
"Real food" (including sushi on Saturday) is a high point at Bluebird, which has
been catering to university students, professors, artists, and tourists since
In addition to The Bulldog Mack and The Bulldog Palace cafés, The Bulldog
Company's properties include a hotel and coffeeshops for cannabis fans.
No food here, but there's a bar next door. The location (at the edge of the red-light
district) is handy for gawkers and voyeurs.
Hemp Temple Nightbar
Drink hemp beer and spirits, suck a hemp lollipop, play games, and meet new
A "high-tech computer weighting system" calculates the quantity and cost of your
This site's reviews of coffeehouses include photos, map links, and user reviews that
you can augment with your own.
Bars and Nightlife
European Beer Guide -
Dutch Beer Pages
Ron Pattinson writes about beers, breweries, and pubs in Holland. Don't miss his
Amsterdam Pub Guide.
The listings here include photos and maps. You can add your own review for any
bar you've visited.
You needn't be a hipster to enjoy drinking in Holland's capital. This
friendly, funky pub in the historic center of Amsterdam is a haven for
tipplers who are middle-aged or older. (How can you not like a tavern
that plays Dutch covers of Golden Oldies?)
We haven't visited this trio of pleasure palaces (we prefer homegrown
hanky-panky), but it seems fair to say that the Sexyland Revolving Stage puts a new spin on sex education.
Inset photo: Sebastiaan Evers.