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1. Café De DruifRapenburgerplein 83, Amsterdam
2. Café KarpershoekMartelaarsgracht 2, Amsterdam
3. In 't AepjenZeedijk 1, Amsterdam
4. Proeflokaal De OoievaarSint Olofspoort 1, Amsterdam
5. In de OlofspoortNieuwebrugsteeg 13, Amsterdam
6. The EagleWarmoesstraat 90, Amsterdam
7. Café PapeneilandPrinsengracht 2, Amsterdam
8. Café ChrisBloemstraat 42, Amsterdam
9. Café BrandonKeizersgracht 157HS, Amsterdam
10. Proeflokaal De Drie FleschjesGravenstraat 18, Amsterdam
Directly translated to "The Grape", this well-established bar has been around since the 1600s and it looks it, with old casks lining the walls and gas chandeliers lighting a long, carpet-covered table.
Located just outside of Centraal Station, this bar and cafe is old-school (seriously, it got it's liquor license in 1609), meaning you can sip jenever and spit tobacco on the sand-covered floors.
This place is literally called "In the Monkeys" and the building dates back to 1519 (!) making it one of the oldest and most historic watering holes in the city.
This cozy 18th-century bar and cafe serves a mostly local crowd a number of different specialty drinks and 17th-century “medicines”, which are also drinks.
This place serves up authentic self-brew jenever, which is some of the best around. It doesn't get more Dutch than this jenever liquor bar.
Not easily recognized as a bar from the outside, The Eagle is one of Amsterdam's oldest establishments, with the main part of its structure dating back to 1495.
The cozy interior of this bar/cafe is a throw back to the Golden Age, with dark wood broken up by blue tiles and massive windows looking out onto the Brouwersgracht canal.
The standout feature of this bar? It was issued the first liquor license in the Jordaan in 1624. The second most standout feature? Their little toilet, which is crammed into a closet fitted under some stairs, leaving the water tank and flusher outside the bathroom door.
This corner spot has been an Amsterdam institution since the 1600s. It got its liquor license in 1626 and has been a favorite since, and now especially among pool players.