Amsterdam’s beverage landscape may still be predominantly associated with its centuries-old beer culture and historic brown cafés (cosy pubs with tobacco-stained walls and wood-clad interiors), but these days, the Dutch capital is seeing a surge in high-end bars that cater to clients who don’t mind spending big on a top-notch experience. Especially in the last decade or so, the city has witnessed a significant transformation with exciting new wine and cocktail bars opening their doors, putting it on par with cities like London, Paris and New York. The craft beer industry isn’t lagging behind either. Specialised beer bars are attracting enthusiasts eager to discover unique brews, while gastropubs are looking beyond the ever-popular deep-fried bitterballen and dishing up well-prepared fare alongside carefully curated beer menus.

Read full article, published in the March issue of Global Drinks Intel, here: GDI CityScapes Amsterdam 1