8 top wine bars in Amsterdam 2023

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  1. Address: Camperstraat 48-50, Amsterdam

    By the Glass List of the Year Netherlands 2021

    Occupying a double-fronted, airy and rather a minimalist unit in Amsterdam East, 4850 is a hybrid venue that operates as a coffee and wine bar – and morphs into a more full-blown restaurant in the evenings. What’s great is that you can decide to drink a glass of grower Champagne at 11 in the morning, or a single-origin pour-over coffee at 11 at night. Anything is possible. The cuisine has a decidedly Nordic slant (reflecting its Swedish owner), with clean, fresh flavours and a lot of fairly adventurous ingredients and seasonings. The interior is dominated by the glass-fronted cellar, allowing...

  2. Phone: +31 20 422 3318

    Address: Nes 37, Amsterdam

    Special Jury Prize Netherlands, presented by Vinos Baettig 2021

    This is a small and cosy wine and champagne bar just around the corner from Dam Square. Here, you'll be right in the heart of historic Amsterdam, in one of the city's oldest streets. When it opened in July 2005, it was one of the first wine bars in Amsterdam, and when you enter,​ you can immediately feel the lively atmo​sphere and the love for great wines. Soft lighting, modern but not too clinical, and usually packed with wine lovers.

  3. Address: Bilderdijkstraat 36, Amsterdam

    ​Binnenvisser took over the site of an old ”stamkroeg” (pub) in 2018 and transformed it into one of Amsterdam’s most buzzing locations. The space still has wonderful period touches such as the stained glass quarter-lights and a proper room-length bar. The concept here is very much “bar” and not “wine bar”. The owners are serious natural wine fans, but there are also excellent craft beers and cocktails on offer. Food also takes centre stage for the earlier part of the evening. The five-course set menu is amazing value for money, and focuses a lot on creative treatments of vegetables – but the...

  4. Phone: +31 20 737 3194

    Address: Rokin 91a, Amsterdam

    Below one of the best and most beautiful Champagne shops you’ve seen in a long time, Atelier du Champagne in downtown Amsterdam, the owners also started a wonderful bistro-bar: Bar du Champagne. Guess what; they only serve champagne. Oh, and some Coteaux Champenois and Ratafia. Owned by Rick Swinkels, who has made his mark with other great places like Coeur, Staets, Sjefietsje and Jacobz, Bar du Champagne is bound to be a success. Rick is co-owner with Koen van Schaick and Martijn van der Krogt. Though surrounded by tourist traps on Amsterdam’s Rokin, it makes its own independent mark. The l...

  5. Phone: +31 20 233 8642

    Address: Tweede van der Helststraat 3, Amsterdam

    This “bar à vins naturelles”, modelled on Parisian establishments such as Aux Des Amis or Café de la Nouvelle Mairie, kickstarted a natural wine revolution in Amsterdam when it opened in April 2015 – before then, there was absolutely nothing like it. The cosy shabby-chic interior has been packed almost constantly since opening, and the generous back-street terrace also gets mobbed in the summer months. There are, of course, no airs and graces here – basic glassware, a crumpled paper wine list and service that can sometimes struggle to keep up with the hoards that pour in. That said, it’s wond...

  6. Phone: +31 20 778 6313

    Address: Lijnbaansgracht 267 HS, Amsterdam

    Shiraz Jardin des Vins has been voted the best wine bar in the Netherlands and the best wine bar in Amsterdam. This is a great spot to drop by for a glass of your favourite wine. There are two different Shiraz bars: one in the historical centre​ of Amsterdam, and one in The College Hotel in Oud Zuid district of Amsterdam. Everything is right at this wine bar: There’s the enthusiastic reception of trained sommeliers, a clear explanation of the wine list, and peace of mind to choose from the extensive wine selection. The interior is very atmospheric, with high tables interspersed with low seats...

  7. Phone: +31 06 21700863

    Address: Schollenbrugstraat 8, Amsterdam

    Though there seem to be restaurants opening in Amsterdam every five minutes, few feel as mature and well-thought-through as Troef near the Amstel River and Amstel Station in the city's South-East. Perhaps you could have expected that from a few guys who know their way around the city's HORECA. Chef Raymond Plat worked for years as a sous-chef at one of the finest restaurants in the city (212), as well as 3-star De Librije in Zwolle. Roderick Kunst and Willem Alberts also own the popular bar Escobar, and Niels Leijssenaar played an essential role in the Ron Blaauw group, where he met Roderick a...

  8. Phone: +31 0204706050

    Address: Docklandsweg 3, Amsterdam

    Finally! A new and great wine bar/restaurant has opened in the north of Amsterdam. Surely there are already nice places to find in the north of the city, but this is the first to serve not just natural wines and has its main focus on wine, not food – even though the food is simple but nice. At 10 minutes walk from the central station ferry you find Wijnbar Vindict. Owned and run by sommelier Jan-Jaap Altenburg (@sommeljj on Instagram), his (business)partner Richard Dietz (who owns the city's two Vindict wine shops as well as the first Dutch wine shop BOB), Samir Doueri (also a partner in BOB a...