|Venue name:||De Hogesluis|
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-1am daily.|
|Transport:||Tram 3/Metro Weesperplein|
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.