What’s going on in Amsterdam

| Near Dam Square

Spuistraat 109

De Prik is a popular gay hangout for the young and slightly older. Famous for their cocktails. Voted best gay bar by Time Out Magazine a couple of years in a row.

| Red light district

Zeedijk 21

Popular gay cafe for the Bold and the Bearded (or the ones with Wigs and Tights). Very popular place. For late afternoons on the terrace outside, for drinks after work or as a late night hangout.

| Jordaan

Egelantiersgracht 12

An old 'brown' cafe as they should be: great atmosphere, excellent choice of beers and snacks. Other great benefits are the 'no music' policy and the terrace on the canal.

| Harbour Area

Noordwal 1

Cafe/restaurant with grand view of the harbor just opposite the passenger terminal where the big cruise ships dock. Take the ferry to IJ plein and walk a couple of minutes to Wilhelmina Dok.

| Vondelpark

Vondelpark 5

Theehuis or Tea House in a modernist pavilion out of concrete and steel from the 1930's, set beautifully in the Vondelpark. Great for a relaxed afternoon.

| Museum District

J.W.Brouwerstraat 32

Neighborhood cafe for writers, journalists, musicians, bohemians, your name it. Just behind the Concertgebouw, and popular for after concert drinks.

| Westerpark

Polonceaukade 23

Restaurant, bar and club on the Westergasfabriek, a former coal processing plant, now a park with creative businesses, clubs and bars. Thursday - Sunday late night dancing when the tables are pushed aside.

| East

Oostelijke Handelskade 4

Restaurant, bar and club Panama between Central Station and the Eastern Docklands.

Ferdinand Bolstraat 10

The campest tea room in town, with the sweetest decor ever. Complete mish mash of furniture in glowing pink. A local gem. Stop by when you go to the museums or the Heineken Experience. It's close.

| Near Central Station

Oosterdok 2

Café DEK5 is located on Nemo Museum’s top floor and offers a stunning view of Amsterdam and the historic harbor. For drinks and sandwiches.

Watertorenplein 6

Grand cafe and restaurant in the up and coming Staatsliedenbuurt. In a former water pumping plant, built in 1897.

| Near Central Station

Prins Hendrikkade 108

Enjoy an English High Tea at the Grand Hotel Amrâth, the monumental former 'Scheepvaarthuis' in spectacular art nouveau of the 1920's.

| Canal Area

Amstel 194

Getting hot? Check out the coolest bar in town: the Xtracold Ice Bar: enjoy a cocktail in a bar all made out of ice, at a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius (14 Fahrenheit).