Best bars to go with your boat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is well known for its gorgeous canal houses with charming gabled facades. Its fair to say it has enough architectural treasures to keep design lovers busy for weeks. Despite its small scale, the city gains a far augmented perspective if you get to see it from the water.

With more than 400 years of history, Amsterdam currently counts 165 canals, 80 bridges, and over 2500 houseboats. With over 1515 cafes and bars in the city, many of them are reachable by boat, providing multiple opportunities for long lasting anecdotes.

As we are off to begin another season onboard of The Malbec and The Columbus, we thought in sharing our own tips and recommendations on bars to make the best out of a sailing day.

A Captain’s job is to leave nothing at random. Knowing which ones to visit depending on the weather, the people onboard, and the time of the day, is a beautiful craft to cultivate.

We’ll add more “hidden gems” to this list over time. For now, we wish you a happy cruising!

To view all bars in the Ahoy Amsterdam map, click here.