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Amsterdam Oud Zuid is an affluent neighborhood that trails behind Museumplein and covers the ground leading towards Amsterdamse Bos. Vondelpark backs onto the neighborhood creating a beautiful green belt between its main residential areas and Oud-West. As Amsterdam’s wealthiest neighborhood, Oud-Zuid has an abundance of fantastic shops, restaurants and cultural venues, as well as some world class bars.
This cosy café is located in the center of Vondelpark and is surrounded by lush meadows and bushes. Its bar and dining room are housed inside of an monumental circular building that represents the nieuwe bouwen movement’s unique aesthetic. Its elevated terrace offers unparalleled views across Vondelpark, while its lower floor leads onto a huge beer garden. ‘T Blauwe Theehuis regularly holds large parties and can be hired for private events.
📍 ‘T Blauwe Theehuis, Vondelpark 5, Amsterdam +31 20 662 0254
The Butcher’s Tears is the dark horse of Amsterdam’s craft brewers. Its team use experimental techniques to create delicious beers with a bite, mixing time honed recipes with modern artisan methods. The brewery is at the tail-end of Oud-Zuid inside of an old industrial complex. A small tasting room is attached to its main plant and serves a rotating line of beers from its stainless steel taps.
📍 The Butcher’s Tears, Karperweg 45, Amsterdam +31 20 662 0254
Cobra Café overlooks Museumplein, a short walk away from the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk and the Iamsterdam sign. Its interior is inspired by the cobra movement and contains a wooden statue of Karel Appel as well as several paintings that resemble work by Constant. In summer guests can enjoy drinks on Cobra’s beautiful terrace, while during winter they can watch skaters gliding on Museumplein’s ice-rink.
📍 Café Cobra, Hobbemastraat 18, Amsterdam +31 20 662 0254
Tunes Bar is part of the exclusive Conservatorium Hotel. It exudes the same sense of sophistication as its parent organization. The bar is exceptionally glamorous and during the day the is completely illuminated by its ceiling length windows. All of Tunes Bar’s drinks are expertly prepared by professional bartender and its gin and tonics are among the best in the city.
📍Tunes Bar, Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam +31 20 570 0000
SKYY Bar is on the tenth floor of a luxury hotel and provides amazing views across the south of Amsterdam. Its drinks menu revolves around classic and contemporary cocktails that are whipped up by SKYY Bar’s experienced mixologists. The bar is beautifully decorated and contains several metallic human sized statues.
📍SKYY Bar, Hendrikje Stoffelsstraat 1, Amsterdam +31 20 570 0000
This cosy café keeps things simple and lets its welcoming atmosphere speak for itself. Its bar has a huge selection of local beers and will fry up some tasty Dutch snacks for hungry patrons. Each Monday Café Schinkelhaven organises a pub quiz night based around a specific theme and awards the game’s winners with €50 of free drinks.
📍 Café Schinkelhaven, Amstelveenseweg 126, Amsterdam +31 20 671 9509
Franklin Bar & Kitchen brings New York styled cocktails to the heart of the Oud Zuid. The bar serves an eclectic range of drinks infused with local and international liquors. Several of its cocktails are in-house creations including a delicious pitcher sized alcoholic iced tea. Its bartenders are well versed in mixology and will happily prepare any drink that is not on the bar’s menu.
📍 Franklin Bar & Kitchen, Amstelveenseweg 156, Amsterdam +31 20 752 9556