Open since May 2012, Riva is welcome addition in the rather dull area of the Amstel station. Of course, on sunny days it's terrace is ideal. However, the glass walls allow you to enjoy the scenery also on let's-stay-indoors-days.
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I am one of those people who would love to leave today’s rushed lifestyle and step back into time. Also fancy having a quiet drink in a ‘presidential‘ arm chairs and read a newspaper - made from real paper, as in web 0.0? Or how about sipping a cocktail while reclining on a chaisse longue? If you feel like it, light up a cigar or have a chat with the bar tender impeccably dressed in black and white. All of the above is possible at Bar Oldenhof.
Cool terraces in Oud-West are hard to find. OK, the are many bars with some chairs on the pavement (ie Cafe Wilhelmina, Coffee Plaza, Overtoom). However, sitting between housing blocks or along a busy road, is just my preferred al fresco experience. There’s one little gem though: the WG Cafe.
Spring has arrived with an abundance of sunshine and tulips. To enjoy the sun rays, Amsterdammers cheerfully head out to the terraces. Every week, I’ll focus on a new terrace for you to get acquainted with. I start with: Cafe Alverna.
Spend an evening or day in ancient times by and visit these historical bars and sights. They include the oldest bars of Amsterdam haven’t lost a bit of their gezelligheid over the centuries!
Updated on February 5, 2012 by Kira
Amsterdam counts 13 specialty beer houses. At these pubs you get that Bavarian beer bringing you back to vague October fest memories. Prefer new world beers? Visit the Beer Temple, Europe's first American beer bar. But more popular in Amsterdam are the Belgian beers, which are the focus of most specialty beer houses.
When the sun salutes Amsterdam and you want to enjoy her warm embrace together with a pleasant breeze, head to one of these terraces along the Amstel river. Enjoy the boats passing by and the unique Amsterdam ambiance!
When the sun salutes Amsterdam and you want to enjoy her warm embrace, here’s a list of Amsterdam’s best terraces. These are not small side walk terraces set along a busy road. Instead, they have are popular local sunny hang outs.
Also, all of them serve more than just a bitterbal, which goes well with your (white) beer. Understaffing may require you to be patient with the service staff.
The lively squares are one of the most treasured Amsterdam places. It is where locals sit next to visitors and where waiting 30 minutes for a (wit) biertje is not so much of a problem.
These hotel bars offer stunning terraces, each with their own look-and-feel. They are suitable for business meetings, family occasions or just to get a ‘peace of mind’.
Updated on November 9, 2011 by Kira
The Netherlands is a beer drinking country by nature and few wine bars were to be found a decade ago. Thankfully, slowly but surely Franklin's wisdom is getting a following in Amsterdam, where a new wine bar is welcomed almost annually.
With few high rise buildings, sky bars are scarce. Yet check out these Amsterdam from the Top Bars that boast great bird’s views of the city. Of these six, only Blue and Canvas op de 7e offer a 360 degrees' view. On cold days, it's best to opt for Blue as it is indoors. Canvas op de 7e is Amsterdam's highest roof terrace.
Are you in the mood for jazzy tunes on the spur of the moment? Or just looking for a relaxed evening out? Here’s a list of the best jazz joints in Amsterdam. No reservations, no entrance fees, just order a drink and enjoy the live music!
Amsterdam has a large amount of Irish pubs, but which carry the true Irish soul? Where are you welcomed with Irish hospitality? Where do you find the race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever (according to Sigmund Freud)?
Irish Mary and British Matt have trotted Amsterdam, drank litres of ale and sang hundreds of songs, in the search of the best Irish Pubs in Amsterdam...