Area: Dam Square

Prik is one of Amsterdam’s best gay bars, famous for its creative drink specials, cheerful staff, and intimate size. Address: Spuistraat 109. T: +31 20 320 0002 

Area: De Pijp

A speakeasy in Amsterdam? Along the Albert Cuypmarkt heat to The Butcher for good cocktails in the secret back room (by reservation only) or good burgers in front. Here’s a reviewAverage cocktail price: £16. Address: Albert Cuypstraat 129. T: +31 (0) 204 707 875; Open: Mon-Sun 11am till late