Waterkant

Tucked under a multi-storey car park on the outer edge of the Jordaan, this tropical little waterside shack has one of the best terraces in Amsterdam, as well as great beers from local Amsterdam breweries, yummy Surinamese food and fun party vibes late into the evening. The huge terrace is partly covered by the car…

Jo Sushi

Tucked down a quiet Jordaan street, this tiny sushi bar seats just five people along the window. We went here recently on a date night and had such a great time working our way through the sushi menu with a couple of cans of Asahi beer in hand. Excellent, well priced sushi, friendly service and…

Toki

A lovely little daytime hangout (they close at 6pm) on a quiet Haarlemmerbuurt side street, Toki is the place to go for long leisurely coffee breaks. Simply furnished, serving quality produce from around the world with a smile, Toki’s motto is ‘Go slow’. So pop in, slow down, and recharge with some great coffee (or…

Tripel

No two ways about it – Tripel will get you drunk. Located by a canal on the edge of the Jordaan, this huge Belgian beer cafe serves 200 delicious Belgian beers, and will make you feel very naughty indeed. It’s open until 4am to give you time to get through all of those beers, so…

The Jordaan and Nine Streets

The Jordaan is probably Amsterdam’s most famous neighbourhood – and with very good reason. An historic area of cobbled lanes, canals, tumbling houses and secret gardens, the Jordaan is the quintessential picture postcard image of Amsterdam. It’s officially classed as the area to the west of Prinsengracht (see map below!), although many people also include…

Cafe Papeneiland

Before we moved to Amsterdam and we’d come here as weekend visitors, Papeneiland was our favourite bar. Like moths to a flame we were drawn to its twinkling fairy lights, its crooked charm and its cosy, centuries old interior. Now we live three minutes away, we love it just as much – and we’ll often…

d&a hummus bistro

In case it’s not clear from the name, this is where you’ll find the hummus. A lovely little restaurant in the heart of the Jordaan, hummus bistro is perfect for a relaxed lunch or dinner. It serves a range of middle eastern dishes, with lots of hummus varieties and topping combos, as well as shaksuka, salads,…