3 Best Cocktail Bars in Amsterdam

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There is no denying the fact that cocktails are incredibly delicious and most of us have tried at least one cocktail in our life. If you are planning to go on an Amsterdam canal tour and if you are a person who loves to try different cocktails, then you are in for an absolute treat. This is because Amsterdam city is home to several excellent cocktail bars, which push the mixology boundaries in delicious ways.

Moreover, most of these cocktail bars constantly experiment with different drinks and flavors to create new cocktails. If you wish to enjoy a wide variety of cocktails while you are in the city, then below are some of the finest cocktails bars in Amsterdam that you should visit before ending your Amsterdam bike tour.

Tales & Spirits

Tales & Spirits is one of the auspicious spots for innovative cocktails and food in the Dutch capital. The knowledgeable and attentive bartenders will introduce you to a wide variety of delicious cocktails. If you are unable to pick one from the long list, then you should try the famous ‘General Lee’ or you could also seek the help of the bartenders and ask them to pick one cocktail for you.


The speakeasy cocktail bar, Porem is located right in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. This elegant bar, which is hidden away behind a green door is spread over two floors and it can only hold a maximum of 50 people. The fine quality cocktails in this cocktail bar can be paired with sashimi and moreish sushi. If you are visiting Porem during your Amsterdam canal tour, you should make sure to try the classic cocktails and explore the long list of delicious bar food available here.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight cocktail bar, which is popularly called as HPS by the Amsterdamians, was once a brown café. The seductive twenties-style lounge bar has an excellent collection of classic flavor combinations and they regularly experiment with different drinks to offer more option to customers. The live music events in the cocktail bar make it one of the most popular hangouts of the residents. This means that this cocktail bar will be a bit crowded on most days, so plan your visit accordingly.