Places to Drink in Amsterdam
Just about any Amsterdam apartments for rent in the centre of the city will have a large number of nearby bars to choose from. When I visited last month, I made this list of suggestions to guide you in the right direction.
This bar set in a canalside house only sells Dutch beer. However do not be concerned as it does not mean you have a limited choice. They stock over 300 regular beers and over 200 seasonal varieties. It tends to appeal to real ale types. The address is Herengracht 90, Canals. The web address is www.arendsnest.nl. It is open 4 till midnight Monday to Thursday and Sundays. $pm to 2 am Fridays and Saturdays. Take trams 1,2,5,13,14.
If you want to be seen in one of the places to be seen then Hannekes Boom will probably fit the bill. It has a great view of the harbour and a vast terrace from which to enjoy it. It is one of the hotspots of the city. The address is Dijksgracht 4 Waterfront and North. The web address is www.hannekesboom.nl. It is open 11-1 monday to Thursday and 11-3 Friday and Saturday.
If you prefer a glass of wine rather than beer and sophistication to trendy then the tasteful Vyne may be for you. The interior is fashioned around a stunning wall of wine. It specialises in serving wine with nibbles adding a dutch slant through the use of local sausage and smoked eel. The address is Prinsengracht 411 canals. The web address is www.vyne.nl. It is open 5-1 Monday to Thursday, 4-1 Saturdays and 3-Midnight on Fridays and Sundays. Trams serving this area are 1,2,5,7,10,13,14,17.
Close to the Rijksmuseum this is a great place for a sandwich or a cheap lunch. It has a relaxed atmosphere and a canalside patio. The address is Weteringstraat 60, Museum Quarter. The web address is www.mankind.nl. It is open noon to 10pm Monday to Saturday. You can take trams 6,7,10,16,24, 25.