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De Hogesluis

Bars and pubs, Café bars
From the Taittinger poster to the glowing fittings to the midnight-blue leather seats, this place oozes understated class, though it's not in the slightest bit snooty. Half of the large space overlooking the river is given over to a (pricey) restaurant, but it's best used as the perfect spot for a sundowner. Patrons range from moneyed guests popping in from the nearby Amstel Hotel to locals sinking a few after walking the dog. Service is that rare double whammy of cheerfully chatty and highly efficient.


Venue name: De Hogesluis
Address: Sarphatistraat 23

Opening hours: Open 11am-1am daily.
Transport: Tram 3/Metro Weesperplein
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